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
Man of the Match James Lowes Bullscolours.svg
Referee Stuart Cummings England
Attendance 21,113
Broadcast partner
Broadcaster United Kingdom Sky Sports
Commentators Eddie Hemmings, Mike Stephenson
 < 2001
2003

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]

2002 World Club Challenge Teams
Bradford Bulls Position Newcastle Knights
Michael Withers Fullback Robbie O'Davis
Tevita Vaikona Winger Josh Smith
Scott Naylor Centre Matthew Gidley
Lee Gilmour Centre Mark Hughes
Lesley Vainikolo Winger Kurt Gidley
Robbie Paul (c) Stand Off / Five-eighth Sean Rudder
Paul Deacon Scrum Half / Halfback Andrew Johns (c)
Joe Vagana Prop Matt Parsons
James Lowes Hooker Danny Buderus
Brian McDermott Prop Josh Perry
Jamie Peacock 2nd Row Daniel Abraham
Daniel Gartner 2nd Row Steve Simpson
Mike Forshaw Loose Forward / Lock Bill Peden
Leon Pryce Interchange Clinton O'Brien
Brandon Costin Interchange Clint Newton
Paul Anderson Interchange John Morris
Stuart Fielden Interchange Matt Jobson
Brian Noble Coach Michael Hagan

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