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DATE: 27 August 2005
OCCASION:Challenge Cup Final
SIGNIFICANCE: Bloodied Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield powers blindly through the Hull defence en route to his Man of the Match award. Having trailed 12-19 with 20 to go, it was Sinfield’s late conversion of a Marcus Bai try that gave the odds-on favourites a cast-iron 24-19 lead…
SCORE: Hull FC 25-24 Leeds Rhinos
SCORERS: HULL: Tries: Tony, Raynor, Whiting, Cooke; Cons: Brough 4; DG: Brough LEEDS: Tries: Calderwood, Bai, Ward; Penalty try: Calderwood; Cons: Sinfield 4
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Hull’s Paul Cooke hadn’t read the script, breaking through to score beneath the posts on 77 minutes. Danny Brough kept his nerve to convert and with seconds to go, Sinfield’s drop-goal attempt was charged down and the ultimate giant-killing was complete...
Hull: Tony, Blacklock, Yeaman, Whiting, Raynor, R. Horne, Brough, Dowes, Swain, Carvell, McMenemy, Kearney, Cooke
Leeds: Mathers, Calderwood, Walker, Senior, Bai, Sinfield, Burrow, Bailey, Diskin, Ward, Lauitiiti, McKenna, Ellis
STADIUM: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
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