The County of Origin

The County of Origin reverts to one game in 2003, with Yorkshire hosting Lancashire at the Bulls' Odsal Stadium, Bradford. The game will be played on Wednesday 2 July, with an 7.45pm kick off.

Players will be selected for either Lancashire or Yorkshire on the basis of where they were born.

However, a player born outside Lancashire and Yorkshire may also be selected for either team on the basis of where he made his debut in professional Rugby League.

Once again, the winners of Origin will receive the distinctive Rose Bowl trophy, which is currently held by the Lancashire team following their wins over the past two years.

In 2001, they won a one-off clash 36-24 at Headingley, while they were victorious in both games last year, 22-18 at Wigan and 36-28 at Leeds.


In the event of a draw after 80 minutes, The Origin Game will be decided by the sudden death 'Golden Score' system.

Extra time will be played and the first team to score either a drop-goal, penalty or try will win the game.


The Roy Powell Medal will be awarded during the 2003 Origin series.

The award will be made to the player adjudged to be the man of the series and will be decided by Great Britain Head Coach David Waite and each respective team manager.

The 2001 winner was Lancashire and Wigan full back Kris Radlinski, while his club and county team-mate, prop Terry O'Connor, was last year's recipient.


Rugby League's international interchange rule will be used during The 2003 Origin Game.

Both sides will be able to make 12 interchanges from a four-man bench.

In the event that the second game reaches extra time, a further two interchanges will be permitted.


Tickets for the 2003 Origin Game are on sale now by calling Rugby League Events on 0870 990 1313, the Odsal Stadium Ticket Office or Bulls Ticket Hotline on 08701 202040.

Tickets are priced at: Main Stand ?20 (no concessions) ?15 (?8 Under-16's and Senior Citizens) Ground Admission ?12 Adult ?6 Senior Citizens ?2.50 Under-16's Family Tickets ?20 - 1 Adult and 1 Junior ?35 - 2 Adults and 2 Juniors

There is a special buy one, get one free ticket offer for all season ticket holders with Tetley's Rugby Super League and National League clubs.

To take advantage of the offer, simply use the dedicated voucher in the back of a season ticket booklet when booking.

Terms and conditions apply. Does not apply to ?20 tickets or family tickets.