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  • 6th Oct 2012
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Both sides will be at full strength meaning there will be no excuses when Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves clash in the Super League Grand Final, live on Sky Sports 1HD.

The Rhinos are Grand Final specialists and will be looking to repeat last year's remarkable feat of claiming the top prize after a relatively disappointing fifth-placed finish in Super League.

Coming good at the right time is what it's all about at the sharp end of the season though, and with a hat-trick of Grand Final wins behind them and four wins in the last five years, Leeds know exactly what it takes to get the job done.

So too, though, does Warrington coach Tony Smith, who led the Rhinos to two Grand Final wins and has two Challenge Cup titles as Wolves coach under his belt.

The Grand Final is the big one for Warrington though, who have shown promise for a number of years but will be appearing in their first Old Trafford showdown on Saturday.

So experience will be with the Rhinos who have been there and done it in the Grand Final, but the Wolves have players like talisman Lee Briers, who despite making his debut in the showpiece, will not be overawed by the situation.

"You always want to play in the big games and in the organisation we've got there are big expectations," said Briers. "We have an owner who had the vision and the vision is paying off now.

"It's great playing on these big stages, it was dream of mine as a kid. It ticks another one off before I finish. It's been hard work to get here, though, and there is no point coming here and not performing. We've got to make sure we're fully focused."

Wolves coach Smith has forwards Garreth Carvell and Tyrone McCarthy back in his 19-man party after they missed the semi-final win over St Helens, but is unlikely to tinker with his starting line-up.

Danny McGuire's return is a huge boost for Leeds, with the half-back suspended for their bruising victory over Wigan Warriors that put them in a fifth Grand Final in six years.

Forwards Richard Moore and Chris Clarkson are expected to miss out from the 19 as Brian McDermott goes for his second Grand Final win, which looked unlikely at points during a difficult season.

Probable teams:

Warrington: B Hodgson; J Monaghan, S Ratchford, R Atkins, C Riley; L Briers, R Myler; C Hill, M Higham, B Harrison, B Westwood, T Waterhouse, S Grix.
Subs M Cooper, M Monaghan, A Morley (capt), P Wood.

Leeds: Z Hardaker; B Jones-Bishop, K Watkins, C Ablett, R Hall; K Sinfield (capt) D McGuire; K Leuluai, R Burrow, J Peacock, J Jones-Buchanan, B Delaney, R Bailey.
Subs: I Kirke, D Griffin, S Ward, S Lunt.

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2 Wigan Warriors 25 33
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4 Huddersfield Giants 25 33
5 Leeds Rhinos 25 32
6 Castleford Tigers 24 32
7 Catalan Dragons 25 25
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