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NRL champions North Queensland Cowboys beat Leeds Rhinos, the Super League champions, 38-4 in the World Club Challenge match on Sunday. Victory at Leeds Headingley ground gave the Cowboys the right to call themselves the best club side in world rugby league and completed a 3-0 sweep for Australian sides in this weeks World Club Series. Michael Morgan scores a try for North Queensland Cowboys A hard-fought first half ended all square at 4-4 but the Cowboys pulled clear in the second period, scoring 34 unanswered points as an NRL side enjoyed a third convincing win over a Super League team in as many days. Leeds defeat was compounded when they were forced to play the last few minutes a man down after Mitch Garbutt was sent off for punching James Tamou. Man of the match Johnathan Thurston nails another conversion In his first World Club Challenge, Johnathan Thurston orchestrated an ultimately crushing victory and even got a second-half try. There was nothing to separate the teams at half-time but after the break, the Cowboys ran in six more tries to romp home. North Queensland Cowboys celebrate with the trophy at Headingley It was incredibly tight early on and Leeds had a golden opportunity to open the scoring with three sets of six deep in the Cowboys territory. The visitors defence was outstanding, however, as they kept the Rhinos at bay and eventually got the ball back on the sixth tackle.That appeared to inspire the Cowboys, and at the first defensive error from the hosts, North Queensland pounced.Unsurprisingly, it was Thurston at the heart of the move, delaying his pass to send Michael Morgan over for a simple finish. Thurston could not convert in the strong wind, but the Cowboys led 4-0 after 22 minutes. Johnathan Thurston says his team-mates should be proud of their special achievement Nevertheless, Leeds were putting the Cowboys under pressure, and it was a mistake by Thurston that led to the home sides first score. His wide pass was picked off by Liam Sutcliffe, who raced away and although the Cowboys got back, an offload from Adam Cuthbertson allowed Rob Burrow to dive over.The teams went in level at 4-4, but North Queensland flew out of the blocks in the second half. A first high kick from the visitors was fumbled by Ash Handley and that offered Kane Linnett the simplest of finishes. Leeds Rhinos Mitch Garbutt was dismissed for this hefty punch on James Tamou Thurston converted this time to make it 10-4 with barely two minutes gone in the second half.North Queensland soon had another try as a penalty for a late hit on Thurston gave them an extra set of six, and they spread the ball wide for Kyle Feldt, who handed off Ryan Hall in emphatic fashion to finish. Mike Stephenson has called for English rugby league to go back to basics and focus on youth development The result was beyond doubt just after the hour when Lachlan Coote pounced to touch down Thurstons deflected grubber-kick. Two minutes later, Thurston scored a try of his own, slipping a tackle and diving over before converting. Johnathan Thurston joins Jon Wells at the Sky Pad to analyse North Queenslands World Club Challenge win Leedss resistance was crumbling and Justin ONeill was next over, slipping plenty of tackles, before the Rhinos lost Garbutt to a red card for a punch on Tamou, who was himself sin-binned, leaving both sides with 12 men.The Cowboys had the final word as ONeill completed a try double with a fine finish. Rob Burrow says Leeds Rhinos will be looking for an immediate response Watch Leeds Rhinos in Super League action away to Catalans Dragons on Saturday, live on Sky Sports 2 HD from 4.55pm. Discount Nike NFL Jerseys . 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A stunning come-from-behind drive in Sydney has delivered Shane van Gisbergen his first Supercars championship, denying Jamie Whincup a record seventh title.The Holden gun finished third behind his Red Bull Racing teammate Whincup in the opening race of the season-ending round for an unassailable points lead.But he had looked unlikely to close it out on Saturday after copping an early drive-through penalty.The Kiwi - who started on pole position - paid the price for spinning reigning champion Mark Winterbottoms Ford, sending van Gisbergen towards the back of the grid.A safety car with 25 laps to go helped shoot him up to ninth, before clawing his way up to third with some superb driving and brave passing.The result takes his lead over Whincup to 170 points, more than the 150 on offer in Sundays final race.He becomes the first New Zealand-born driver to win an Australian touring car crown since Jim Richards in 1991.Van Gisbergen had been considered a mercurial talent since he started racing in the category in 2007 as a gung-ho 18-year-old.But after switching to the factory-backed Red Bull outfit this season from the family-run Tekno Autosports, the 277-year-old has been incredibly consistent and measured.dddddddddddde finished on the podium in each of the past eight races leading up to the finale, including Sandown, Bathurst and Gold Coast.Three of those were wins, while Whincup took out the other five.Van Gisbergens hot form continued on the streets of Olympic Park, setting a new lap record in practice on Friday before smashing it again in qualifying.The season ends with a second 74-lap race on Sunday, the last time Sydney will host the finale before it heads to Newcastle in 2017.Van Gisbergen was quick to apologise to Winterbottom after the race and credit his awesome car for getting a championship-winning podium.What an amazing year, he said.Its a pretty awesome day.Whincup said he gave it his all but congratulated van Gisbergen.The winner of the championship is the most consistent, and theyve been the most consistent, the six-time title-winner said.It was not quite our year but I hope everyone enjoyed the battle and looking forward to doing it all again next year. 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