2000 World Club Challenge

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2000 (2000) World Club Challenge  ()
1 2 Total
ST H Saintscolours.svg 2 4 6
MEL Melbourne colours.svg 20 24 44
Date 22 January 2000
Stadium JJB Stadium
Location Wigan, England
Man of the Match Brett Kimmorley Melbourne colours.svg
Referee Stuart Cummings England
Attendance 13,394
Broadcast partner
Broadcaster United Kingdom Sky Sports
Commentators Eddie Hemmings, Mike Stephenson
 < 1997

The 2000 World Club Challenge was contested by 1999 NRL season premiers, the Melbourne Storm and 1999's Super League IV champions, St. Helens. The match was played on 22 January at JJB Stadium, Wigan before a crowd of 13,394. The Melbourne Storm defeated St Helens 44 - 6.[1] This was the first World Club Challenge since the Super League war.


St Helens[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1999 Super League Grand Final.

Melbourne Storm[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1999 NRL Grand Final.


St Helens Posit. Melbourne
Paul Atcheson Fullback Robbie Ross
Chris Smith Winger Brad Watts
Paul Newlove Centre Aaron Moule
Kevin Iro Centre Tony Martin
Sean Hoppe Winger Marcus Bai
Tommy Martyn Stand Off / Five-eighth Scott Hill
Sean Long Scrum Half / Halfback Brett Kimmorley
Julian O'Neill Prop Wayne Evans
Paul Wellens Hooker Richard Swain
Sonny Nickle Prop Robbie Kearns (c)
Chris Joynt 2nd Row Paul Marquet
Bryan Henare 2nd Row Stephen Kearney
Paul Sculthorpe Loose Forward / Lock Matt Rua
Apollo Perelini Interchange Danny Williams
Fereti Tuilagi Interchange Russell Bawden
Anthony Stewart Interchange Tasesa Lavea
John Stankevitch Interchange Dane Morgan
Ian Millward Coach Chris Anderson

Match details[edit]

22 January 2000
18:00 UTC+0
Saintscolours.svg St Helens 6 – 44 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
Tries: Hoppe
Goals: Long
(Report) Tries: Ross (2)
Hill (2)

Goals: Watts (5)
JJB Stadium, Wigan, United Kingdom
Attendance: 13,394


  1. ^ "Storm warning on World Club Challenge". Brisbane Times. 21 February 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2010.