2002 World Club Challenge

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2002 (2002) World Club Challenge  ()
2002 World Club Challenge logo
1 2 Total
BRA Bullscolours.svg 26 15 41
NEW Newcastle colours.svg 14 12 26
Date 1 February 2002
Stadium Alfred McAlpine Stadium
Location Huddersfield, England
James Lowes Bullscolours.svg
Referees Stuart Cummings England
Attendance 21,113
Broadcast partners
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The 2002 World Club Challenge was held on Friday, 1 February, 2002, at the Alfred McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield, UK. The game was contested by Bradford Bulls and Newcastle Knights.

Background[edit]

Bradford Bulls[edit]

The 2001 Super League Grand Final was held on Saturday 13 October 2001, at Old Trafford, Manchester, UK. The game was contested by Bradford Bulls and Wigan Warriors.

Newcastle Knights[edit]

The 2001 NRL grand final was the conclusive and premiership-deciding game of the 2001 NRL season. It was contested by the Newcastle Knights (who had finished the regular season in 3rd place), and the Parramatta Eels (who had finished the regular season in 1st place), after both sides eliminated the rest of the top eight during the finals. The attendance of 90,414 was the third highest ever seen at a rugby league match in Australia.

Match summary[edit]

1 February 2002
Bradford Bulls Bullscolours.svg 41 – 26 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights
Tries:
Michael Withers (2)
Robbie Paul (2)
Lesley Vainikolo
Daniel Gartner
Goals:
Paul Deacon (8)
Field Goals:
Paul Deacon
(Report) Tries:
Josh Smith
Andrew Johns
Matthew Gidley
Danny Buderus
Goals:
Andrew Johns (3)
Alfred McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 21,113
Referee/s: Stuart Cummings England
Man of the Match: James Lowes Bullscolours.svg

Teams[edit]

Bradford Bulls
Newcastle Knights
FB 1 Michael Withers
RW 2 Tevita Vaikona
RC 3 Scott Naylor
LC 4 Lee Gilmour
LW 5 Lesley Vainikolo
SO 6 Robbie Paul (c)
SH 7 Paul Deacon
PR 8 Joe Vagana
HK 9 James Lowes
PR 10 Brian McDermott
SR 11 Jamie Peacock
SR 12 Daniel Gartner
LF 13 Mike Forshaw
Substitutions:
IC 14 Leon Pryce
IC 15 Brandon Costin
IC 16 Paul Anderson
IC 17 Stuart Fielden
Coach:
England Brian Noble
FB 1 Robbie O'Davis
LW 2 Josh Smith
RC 3 Matthew Gidley
LC 4 Mark Hughes
RW 5 Kurt Gidley
FE 6 Sean Rudder
HB 7 Andrew Johns (c)
PR 8 Matt Parsons
HK 9 Danny Buderus
PR 10 Josh Perry
SR 11 Daniel Abraham
SR 12 Steve Simpson
LK 13 Bill Peden
Substitutions:
IC 14 Clinton O'Brien
IC 15 Clint Newton
IC 16 John Morris
IC 17 Matt Jobson
Coach:
Australia Michael Hagan

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