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Bradford Bulls 18 Leeds Rhinos 14

1st April 1999

By Leeds Rhinos

Robbie and Henry Paul inspired the Bradford Bulls to a revenge Super League win over Leeds at Odsal.

The Rhinos knew they would face a Bulls backlash after clinching a place at Wembley with a comeback win over the same side in the Challenge Cup semi-final only last Sunday.

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Bradford piled on the early pressure with the Leeds line under constant threat.

But after a series of last ditch tackles the Rhinos buckled when James Lowes' dummy run let in Mike Forshaw to crash over from five yards.

The big second row was not to be stopped and Steve McNamara added the extra two points from close by the posts.

Iestyn Harris got Leeds on the board shortly later with an accurate penalty awarded after Bradford were slow to retreat the full ten yards.

But the Bulls hit back when brothers Robbie and Henry Paul combined at pace before Henry skipped inside the last man to touch down for his first Super League try of the season.

McNamara missed the conversion but with the score 10-2 Graham Murray felt it was time to send on Lee Jackson to settle things down.

It worked because Leeds grabbed their first try of the game on 30 minutes when Ryan Sheridan scampered over from close after Terry Newton's pass.

Harris missed the kick, much to the home crowd's delight.

But the Bulls soon lost their kicker to the blood bin when McNamara and Jeremy Donagher went off with head cuts – not expected to return.

Henry Paul took over the duties and added a further two points to his side's half-time lead when Marc Glanville was sin binned for a professional delay of game.

Half-time 12-6

Bulls skipper Robbie Paul took adavantage of the extra man shortly after the restart with a neat dummy and run near the corner to score, Henry adding the conversion to make it 18-6.

Leeds stepped up their game to match the Bulls for a spell until McNamara returned to the fray after nine stiches in his wound, wearing a head protector.

Bradford were denied another try, set-up by McNamara, when TV replays showed the Bulls player had been forced into touch after crossing the goalline.

Leeds' Marvin Golden had been excellent all game but his tackling reached new heights as the game headed towards a dramatic conclusion.

And Golden was unlucky not to score when he was cruelly adjudged to have made a double movement in hauling his gigantic frame over the Bradford line.

Leeds fought back with Iestyn Harris at the hub of another revival which brought back memories of Sunday's comeback at The McAlpine Stadium.

He slotted another kick before creating and finishing a try between the posts and taking the routine conversion.

However, time was on Bradford's side and they kept possession in the final few minutes to gain revenge with an 18-14 scoreline.

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