Rugby League - Moon rises above Leeds' Cup history

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Rugby League - Moon rises above Leeds' Cup history
(FILES) In this file photo taken February 22, 2013, Leeds Rhino's Joel Moon (L) vies with Melbourne Storm's Cameron Smith during the Rugby League World Club Challenge at Headingley in Leeds, England. Leeds go into the Challenge Cup final against Yorkshire rivals Castleford at Wembley on August 23, 2014, desperate to end a 15-year hoodoo, but for Joel Moon history means nothing. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (AFP Photo/ANDREW YATES)

- Leeds go into the Challenge Cup final against Yorkshire rivals Castleford at Wembley on Saturday desperate to end a 15-year hoodoo, but for Joel Moon history means nothing.

The former New Zealand Warriors centre from Australia is in only his second season at the Rhinos and has not therefore played a part in the six final defeats that the Leeds faithful have had to endure since their last win back in 1999.

"I have never played in a final before in my career so I just cannot wait to get out there and soak it all up," Moon said.

Castleford, however, will present a stern test, having beaten the Rhinos last year in Super League and held Leeds to a dramatic 24-24 draw earlier this season.


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