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Wigan Warriors 41 Leeds Rhinos 18

4th October 2002

By Leeds Rhinos

Wigan kept alive their dream of securing the first modern-day double by moving smoothly to within 80 minutes of a third successive Super League Grand Final.

Skipper Andy Farrell led the way brilliantly with a 20-point haul as the Challenge Cup holders clinically disposed of a disappointing Leeds in tonight's elimination semi-final.

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 Their reward is an away tie against Bradford or St Helens in next Friday's final eliminator.

Rugby league legend Ellery Hanley, one of Wigan's favourite sons watching from the VIP box, must have been immensely proud as the Warriors tied the game up in the first 23 minutes by establishing a commanding 18-0 lead.

 They were 27-6 in front after an hour and only late tries from Matt Adamson and Ryan Sheridan gave the Rhinos credibility after an error-strewn display.

Leeds had already beaten the Warriors twice at the JJB Stadium this season but they made life difficult for themselves with a careless and indiscipline start.

Wigan also made the most of a flurry of penalties that went their way and produced some clinical finishing building up an unassailable lead.

 Farrell opened the scoring with a 10th-minute shot at goal after the visitors had been penalised for the fourth time and it was no surprise when they were reduced to 12 men, referee Russell Smith sending Chev Walker to the sin bin for the latest in a series of play-the-ball infringements.

 Leeds-bound Dave Furner was also shown the yellow card as the penalty count evened up but by then the Warriors was well in command.

Leeds twice spoiled promising moves, set up by clever offloads from strong-running props Danny Ward and Barrie McDermott, and they were handed a lesson in finishing when Wigan full-back Kris Radlinski took Craig Smith's pass and eluded two lines of defence to cross for his 19th try of the season.

 Scrum-half Adrian Lam then pulled off a timely interception, snaffling Karl Pratt's tryscoring pass intended for Keith Senior, before Wigan's teenage left winger Shaun Briscoe finished decisively at the other end, taking Terry Newton's pass and easily eluding his opponent.

 Farrell grabbed his first try on 23 minutes, jinking past a wrong-footed Adamson, and kicked his third goal before Lam supplemented the scoring with a drop goal as Wigan led 19-0 at the interval.

Farrell punished another messy play-the-ball with a 40-metre penalty early in the second half but Wigan suffered a blow when stand-off Julian O'Neill limped off and immediately had his left knee encased in ice while hooker Terry Newton also went off holding his chest.

The introduction of Wayne McDonald and Rob Burrow temporarily livened up Leeds but they were continually pinned back by the raking touchfinders of Lam.

 Wigan substitute Danny Tickle managed to get over the line within minutes of entering the field but video referee Gerry Kershaw ruled he had failed to ground the ball.

 Leeds finally held the ball long enough to threaten the Wigan line and loose forward Kevin Sinfield claimed a consolation try on 56 minutes.

 Adamson and Sheridan also went over in the closing stages but they were only temporary blips in an otherwise impressive Wigan defensive show.

 Farrell claimed his second try, taking Mick Cassidy's pass to cross from close range, and Wigan scored two further tries in injury time through Furner and winger Martin Aspinwall.

 Furner, who will join Leeds for next season, was handed the goalkicking duties to mark his farewell appearance at the JJB Stadium and landed both his kicks to wrap up the scoring.

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