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Friday, 14 June, 2002, 19:10 GMT 20:10 UK
Game one clockwatch
All the action as it happens at the JJB Stadium, Wigan, where Lancashire play Yorkshire in the Origin Series opener.


2156 BST The hooter sounds to give Lancashire first blood in the 2002 Origin Series, beating Yorkshire 22-18.

80 mins: Lancashire press the Yorkshire line and Mark Hilton dives over in the final seconds. But the video replay shows that the replacement drops the slippery ball as he tries to touch down.

79 mins: With time running out Leon Pryce picks up Paul Sculthorpe's kick 10 metres from his own line. But Mark Calderwood fumbles the ball to surrender possession and surely give Lancashire victory.

78 mins: Lancashire put up some great defence to keep Yorkshire at bay - but they remain under pressure deep in their own half.

77 mins: A penalty award gives Yorkshire another set of six on the Lancashire line.

76 mins: Lancashire's Mark Hilton knocks on to give Yorkshire another chance to pour forward in attack.

74 mins: Yorkshire have the bit between their teeth again and Kris Radlinski has to be at his most alert to deny Mark Calderwood on the sixth tackle.

71 mins: Substitute Rob Burrow converts Lee Gilmour's try from the left touchline to bring Yorkshire to within a converted try of the lead.
Lancashire 22-18 Yorkshire

71 mins: Yorkshire probe the Lancashire line and eventually find a weakness for lee Gilmour to power over on the left-hand touchline.
Lancashire 22-16 Yorkshire

70 mins: Rob Burrow's pursuit of his own kick earns Yorkshire a scrum 10 metres from the Lancashire line.

68 mins: Yorkshire spring out of defence through a slashing break by Lee Gilmour. But Kris Radlinski makes a try-saving tackle to wrap up Rob Burrow.

67 mins: Paul Sculthorpe's misguided 40-20 attempt stops inches from the Yorkshire dead-ball line, putting the visitors under more pressure.

64 mins: Andy Farrell converts Paul Wellens' try to give Lancashire a 10-point lead.
Lancashire 22-12 Yorkshire

63 mins: Yorkshire suddenly look rattled as Lancashire score their second try in three minutes. Barrie McDermott takes out three Yorkshire defenders and offloads for Paul Wellens to battle his way over.
Lancashire 20-12 Yorkshire

62 mins: Andy Farrell converts Paul Johnson's try to extend Lancashire's lead.
Lancashire 16-12 Yorkshire

61 mins: Paul Johnson's try is given and Lancashire are back in front.
Lancashire 14-12 Yorkshire

60 mins: Referee Russell Smith calls for the video referee as Lancashire's Paul Johnson slides over the line after Andy Farrell and Kris Radlinski switch play from left to right.

59 mins: Paul Wellens wriggles his way towards a try but is held up over the Yorkshire line.

58 mins: Paul Sculthorpe kicks Lancashire deep into Yorkshire territory after the visitors are caught offside.

55 mins: Stuart Donlan makes a great catch in defence under heavy pressure from Keith Senior.

54 mins: Yorkshire's increasingly influential captain Ryan Sheridan escapes two tackles but Anthony Stewart puts in a saving tackle to earn a turnover on the sixth tackle.

52 mins: For once, it is Yorkshire who concede a penalty to squander their scoring chance.

50 mins: Ryan Sheridan's perfectly judged 40-20 kick gives Yorkshire prime attacking position 10 metres from the Lancashire line.

49 mins: Danny Orr kicks his penalty from 20 yards to put Yorkshire ahead for the first time.
Lancashire 10-12 Yorkshire

48 mins: Yorkshire press again and draw yet another penalty when Chris Joynt is adjudged to have interfered with the ball after the tackle.

46 mins: A huge kick from Paul Sculthorpe puts Yorkshire back on their own line. But Lancashire's David Mills is penalised for a push on Paul King.

45 mins: Yorkshire get the ball back from the restart and full-back Leon Pryce is inches away from taking a scoring pass form Nathan Sykes.

44 mins: Lancashire concede another penalty for a dangerous tackle on Nathan Sykes. But Danny Orr misses the kick from 42 metres.

42 mins: Anthony Stewart makes an excellent catch from Ryan Sheridan's high cross-kick and runs the ball out of the danger area.

41 mins: Paul Sculthorpe fails to find touch with an attempted 40-20 kick to put Yorkshire back on the attack.

2114: Yorkshire start the second half with a deep kick-off from Danny Orr.


2059 BST: The hooter sounds to end a half that Lancashire began on top but which ends with the sides level at 10-10.

40 mins: Kris Radlinksi drops the ball with the line at his mercy after Martin Gleeson carves Yorkshire open by flying in from the right wing.

39 mins: Lancashire's flowing move breaks down with a loose pass that sends Yorkshire racing downfield. Ryan Sheridan tries a drop goal but his effort slips narrowly wide.

38 mins: Lancashire produce a moment of magic as Paul Sculthorpe puts up a perfectly weighted chip for Kris Radlinski to take as he ghosts through the Yorkshire defensive line.

37 mins: Terry Newton puts in a big hit on Nathan Sykes to secure a vital turnover for under-pressure Lancashire.

34 mins: Yorkshire have now taken the initiative after a tentative start and Ryan Sheridan kicks them deep into Lancashire territory following a good charge by Matt Diskin.

33 mins: Danny Orr kicks his third goal to put Yorkshire back on terms again.
Lancashire 10-10 Yorkshire

32 mins: Martin Gleeson makes a superb tackle on Yorkshire captain Ryan Sheridan. But Stuart Donlan concedes a penalty by preventing Sheridan playing the ball.

31 mins: Andy Farrell makes a rare mistake when he drops a pass as he sets off on a charge at the Yorkshire line.

30 mins: Yorkshire's Nick Fozzard is in trouble with the referee again for a swinging arm and coach Brian Noble elects to bring him off.

30 mins: No try is the verdict of the video referee.

29 mins: Yorkshire pound the Lancashire line and referee Russell Smith calls in the fourth official when Lee Harland drives for the try from a quick tapped penalty.

28 mins: Paul Johnson spills Martin Gleeson's pass to give Yorkshire possession inside enemy territory.

27 mins: Paul Sculthorpe's high kick is easily claimed by Yorkshire's Mark Calderwood behind his own line.

26 mins: Lancashire make quick progress to halfway through Martin Gleeson before Kris Radlinski kicks out on the full. However, a Yorkshire forward pass immediately hands possession back to the home team.

24 mins: Yorkshire attack again from the drop-out but their eventual cross-kick is well claimed by Lancashire wing Anthony Stewart.

22 mins: Lancashire's Paul Gleeson loses the ball in the tackle, to send Yorkshire on the attack. The move ends with Paul Johnson having to carry Ryan Sheridan's kick over his own dead-ball line.

20 mins: Yorkshire's Nick Fozzard and Lancashire's Barrie McDermott rejoin the action after their spells in the sin-bin.

19 mins: Lancashire are penalised for not allowing Paul King to play the ball. Danny Orr kicks the goal for Yorkshire.
Lancashire 10-8 Yorkshire

18 mins: Lancashire attack again from the restart and Kris Radlinski is inches from touching down Paul Sculthorpe's grubber kick.

15 mins: Andy Farrell surprisingly misses his second conversion attempt, while Yorkshire coach brings off Anthony Farrell after his gaffe, replacing him with Paul King.

14 mins: Anthony Farrell fails to deal with a long kick-off from Andy Farrell, giving Lancashire an attacking platform from which Paul Sculthorpe and Kris Radlinski combine to send Paul Wellens in for a try.
Lancashire 10-6 Yorkshire

13 mins: Danny Orr converts Pryce's try to bring Yorkshire level.
Lancashire 6-6 Yorkshire

12 mins: Yorkshire hit straight back and grab a try through Leon Pryce. Keith Senior has the power to break the Lancashire defensive line and offloads for Pryce to charge over from 10 yards.
Lancashire 6-4 Yorkshire

9 mins: Lancashire receive a penalty for Nick Fozzard's first punch and Andy Farrell kicks the goal from wide on the right.
Lancashire 6-0 Yorkshire

9 mins: Referee Russell Smith identifies Yorkshire and Lancashire props Nick Fozzard and Barrie McDermott as the instigators of the punch-up and sends both to the sin-bin for 10 minutes.

8 mins: The game's second scrum erupts into a mass brawl, sparked when the two front rows trade blows.

7 mins: Martin Gleeson makes a midfield break for Lancashire by running a good angle in midfield. But the move breaks down when a loose pass goes into touch deep in Yorkshire territory.

5 mins: Lancashire are showing the better cohesion and Leon Pryce has to shepherd Terry Newton's grubber kick into touch in goal as the Red Rose side threaten again.

3 mins: Andy Farrell's conversion attempt bounces clear off the left hand post.

2 mins: Lancashire strike an early blow with an opening try from full-back Kris Radlinksi, created 40 metres out by Paul Sculthorpe's superb offload to the supporting Andy Farrell.
Lancashire 4-0 Yorkshire

2016 BST: Lancashire captain Andy Farrell kicks off in a game delayed by traffic congestion resulting from bad weather earlier in the evening.


Lancashire coach Ian Millward springs a late surprise in his team selection for the opening game of the 2002 Origin Series.

Kevin Sinfield moves from the back row to scrum-half, with John Stankevitch stepping into the pack.


Lancashire: Radlinski, Stewart, Gleeson, Wellens, Johnson, Sculthorpe, Sinfield, O'Connor, Newton, McDermott, Joynt, Stankevitch, Farrell.
Replacements: Deacon, Donlan, Hilton, Mills.

Yorkshire: Pryce, Pratt, Hodgson, Senior, Calderwood, Orr, Sheridan, Fozzard, Diskin, Farrell, Hay, Peacock, Gilmour.
Replacements: Harland, Burrow, Sykes, King.

Referee: Russell Smith (Castleford)

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