World Club Championship match

Friday the 13th is a date well known for strange things happening, and that may work well in Bradford?s favour as they look to defend their undefeated record on the World Club Challenge stage when they take on Penrith at McAlpine Stadium.

The Bulls, who convincingly defeated Newcastle 41-26 in the 2002 World Club Challenge, will have a difficult task when they take on the Panthers. Whilst the Bulls are certainly a world class side, and more than capable of defeating the Mountainmen, the unpredictable flair of the Panthers make them a deadly side for anyone to take on.

Bradford?s attack and defence tends to more resemble the like of the Roosters and Broncos, in a very structured style of play. As the 2004 NRL season showed, both these sides struggled with the Panthers.

Tickets for the game are now on sale from Rugby League Events, on 0870 990 1313, and are priced at ?25, ?20 (?10 concession), ?17 (?8), ?15 (?7) and ?13 (?6).

Channel 9 is expected to show the match live in Australia, whilst in Britain, BSkyB will televise the match.

Match is on Friday Feburary 13.