Bulls in Wembley charge; Bradford 30, Wakefield 18.Bradford 30, Wakefield 18
BRADFORD Bulls Bradford Bulls is a professional Rugby League club based in the city of Bradford, England. It has been one of the major success stories of the Super League era, with the 2003 season being its best where the club successfully won all of the major Rugby League honours, (Challenge reached the semi- finals of the Challenge Cup but were made to work hard in a game they seemed to have killed off early in the second half.
Three-try hero Sonny Whakarau, on loan from Keighley, led the Wakefield fightback Fightback is the name of:
The touchdown followed a series of three successive penalties in front of the Bradford line which had the home crowd incensed with referee Colin Morris Colin Morris (born August 22, 1953 in Blyth, Northumberland) was an English footballer. He played as an attacking midfielder.
Colin started his career with Burnley as an apprentice, but after six years at Turf Moor he joined Southend United. .
Four minutes later the Bradford line was under pressure again and Whakarau crossed to bring his team within 10 points of the Bradford score but the home team rallied.
Full-back Paul Cook landed a late penalty to calm the Bradford nerves.
Wakefield were never over-awed by their Super League opponents and took the lead in the second minute when Whakarau grabbed the first of his three tries.
It took Bradford 20 minutes to settle into the game but they got on the scoresheet when Aussie Graeme Bradley Graeme Bradley was a player for the Bradford Bulls in 1997 and 1998. Nicknamed 'The Penguin' due his distinctive posture, he played an important role in the renaissance of the Bradford club in the mid 1990s. touched down to even the scores. A goal from Cook put them in front.
A powerful run from winger Jon Scales, who burst through to touch down after cutting inside, added four more points.
Then a perfect pass from scrum-half Robbie Paul Robert Rawiri Paul (born February 3 1976 in Tokoroa, New Zealand), popularly known as Robbie Paul is a rugby league player for the Salford City Reds in England. He has previously represented the New Zealand national side. His position of choice is at scrum-half. sent centre Paul Loughlin through a gap to put Brian Smith's men firmly in the driving seat.
Stand-off Davis pulled a try back for brave Trinity just before half- time, but three tries in eight minutes from Simon Knox, substitute Paul Medley and hooker Jason Donohue put the game beyond Wakefield's reach.
Cook hit the post with three successive conversion attempts.