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Last Updated: Saturday, 16 October, 2004, 19:07 GMT 20:07 UK
Clockwatch: Bradford v Leeds
All the action from the Tetley's Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford.

Final score: Bradford 8-16 Leeds


80 mins: The final siren goes to confirm Leeds as Super League champions. After leading the league throughout the season they have clinched their first title since 1972.

77 mins: The Bulls desperately try and get back on level terms but they cannot battle their way past the Rhinos defence on muscle and desire alone.

73mins: Bradford 8-16 Leeds Robbie Paul shows signs of tiredness as he drops the ball to concede a scrum from 20 yards out. The resulting play sees Danny McGuire go over for a second try as Leeds edge closer to victory. And Kevin Sinfield again delivers a solid kick to convert.

71mins: Paul Deacon makes a clean break upfield for Bradford but his team-mates are not up to support him. Marcus Bai turns the play back down the other end with a surging run but neither side capitalise on some frenetic play.

68 mins: This time it is Jamie Peacock's turn to deliver a points-saving tackle as he stops Marcus Bai powering down the line within just a few metres of a try.

66 mins: Iestyn Harris goes on the attack for the Bulls but Leeds full-back Richie Mathers is on hand to blunt the attack.

62mins: Joe Vagana shows great strength and tries to wriggle his way out of Leeds' grasp under the posts but the defence holds strong.

57 mins: Kevin Sinfield chips the ball through to Mark Calderwood who is waiting underneath the posts to receive it. But Iestyn Harris makes a sliding tackle to avert the danger for Bradford.

52mins: Bradford's Logan Swann loses the ball after some good inter-play between Lesley Vainikolo and Shontayne Hape. Leeds pick up the pace again but Karl Pratt does some good chasing work to keep them at bay.

47 mins: Leeds hooker Matt Diskin tries to skip round the Bradford defence but time eventually runs out. The tempo of the match rises as Leeds take their turn to pile the pressure on their Yorkshire rivals.

43 mins: Bradford 8-10 Lesley Vainikolo again produces a burst of pace as he tries to get the Bulls back on terms. After a spell of pressure Shontayne Hape touches down to get Bradford off to the start they had hoped for. But Deacon again fails to add the extras as his kick drifts away.

41 mins: Kevin Sinfield gets the second half underway but Bradford start without Michael Withers, who is unable to play on because of a thigh problem.

Half-time: The siren sounds and Leeds head back to the dressing-rooms with a decent six-point lead while Bradford must re-group and re-think if they are to break down the Rhinos' defence.

34 mins: Things continue to go against Bradford as full-back Michael Withers limps off the field and is replaced by Stuart Reardon.

32 mins: Bradford 4-10 Leeds
Iestyn Harris and Stuart Fielden commit a two-on-one tackle on Willie Poching and concede a penalty. Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield, playing his 200th game for the club, makes the kick to fire his side further ahead before the break.

31 mins: Jamie Peacock surges forward on a run for the defending champions but Richard Mathers smothers Bradford's attack.

26 mins: Shontayne Hape touches down for the Bulls but the video referee rules out the try because Barrie McDermott is judged to have completed a saving tackle.

23 mins: Rhinos' Barrie McDermott launches a high tackle right in the face of Stuart Fielden as the first signs of tension begin to show at Old Trafford.

21 mins: Bradford's Jamie Peacock snuffs out another wave of attack from Leeds as Tony Smith's side continue to apply the pressure in Manchester.

14 mins: Bradford 4-8 Leeds
Matt Diskin launches himself over the line to score for Leeds with a burst of speed. Kevin Sinfield adds the extras to give the Rhinos a four-point lead. Meanwhile, Paul Anderson replaces prop Joe Vagana, who is struggling with a shoulder injury, for Bradford.

12 mins: Richard Mathers tries to jink away for the Rhinos at the opposite try-line but a passing mistake by Danny McGuire sees Leeds' attacking play come to nothing.

Seven mins: Bradford 4-2 Leeds
A string of slick passing moves sees Lesley Vainikolo nip over the line for the Bulls to score the first try of the match. Deacon's conversion is off the mark as it goes underneath the posts.

Five mins: Powerful winger Lesley Vainikolo is right at the heart of the action for the Bulls as it is they go on the attack but Leeds hold firm

Two mins: Bradford 0-2 Leeds
Joe Vagana steals the ball from Leeds skipper Kevin Sinfield and concedes a penalty right under posts. Sinfield coolly slots over the ball to hand his side the early advantage.

One min: Paul Deacon kicks off the Grand Final for Bradford in front of a roaring crowd in Manchester.


Team news:

Bradford: As expected, the versatile Leon Pryce is missing because of a shoulder injury, with Paul Johnson taking his place. Stand-off Iestyn Harris will play against his old as will Karl Pratt, another former Rhinos player. Pratt is among the replacements.

Leeds: Andrew Dunemann is left out, with Kevin Sinfield partnering Danny McGuire at halfback. Barrie McDermott begins on the bench, with Danny Ward starting in the front row alongside Matt Diskin and Ryan Bailey. There is no place in the 17-man squad for Matt Adamson or Wayne McDonald.


Bradford: Withers, Reardon, Johnson, Hape, Vainikolo, Harris, Deacon, Vagana, Paul, Fielden, Peacock, Swann, Radford.
Replacements: Pratt, Langley, Parker, Anderson.

Leeds: Mathers, Calderwood, Walker, Senior, Bai, Sinfield, McGuire, Ward, Diskin, Bailey, McKenna, Lauitiiti, Furner.
Replacements: Burrow, Poching, McDermott, Jones-Buchanan.

Referee: Steve Ganson (St Helens).




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