FIRST and second clashed at Knowsley Road and it was St Helens who proved to be victorious with a fine 34-26 win over Bradford Bulls.
RESULTS of English Super League rugby league matches played on Sunday:
THE Lancashire side was without the injured skipper Farrell, and lost Chris Joynt earlier in the day with food poisoning. Deacon came in to partner Sculthorpe in the half backs, and Sinfield moved up to his preferred loose forward position. Noble also made changes, with a daring throw of the dice in an attempt to level the series. He moved Leon Pryce up to stand-off, with Richard Horne taking over at full back. Gilmour moved into the centres, and Karl Pratt was relegated to the bench. Rhinos 'pocket rocket' Rob Burrow was left out of the seventeen, and could be seen kicking water bottles around the billiard table Headingley turf, prior to kick-off.
THE proposed multi-million pound redevelopment of Odsal Stadium, home of the Bradford Bulls, appears to have hit the buffers today with the announcement by developers Sterling Capitol that they are pulling out of the scheme.
THE full Lancashire squad for tomorrows 2nd English State of Origin is:
YORKSHIRE coach Brian Noble has named an 18-man selection for the second game of The 2002 Origin Series, to be played at Headingley on Tuesday night.