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|2004World Club Challenge|
|Date||13 February 2004|
|Stadium||Alfred McAlpine Stadium|
| Leon Pryce |
The 2004 World Club Challenge was held on Friday, 13 February 2004, at the Alfred McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield, England. The game was contested by Bradford Bulls and the Penrith Panthers.
13 February 2004
| Bradford Bulls ||22 – 4|
Michael Withers (3/5)
Lee Radford (0/1)
Preston Campbell (0/1)
|Bradford Bulls||Position||Penrith Panthers|
|Michael Withers||Fullback||Rhys Wesser|
|Tevita Vaikona||Winger||Brett Howland|
|Paul Johnson||Centre||Luke Lewis|
|Shontayne Hape||Centre||Paul Whatuira|
|Lesley Vainikolo||Winger||Luke Rooney|
|Leon Pryce||Stand Off / Five-eighth||Preston Campbell|
|Karl Pratt||Scrum Half / Halfback||Craig Gower (c)|
|Paul Anderson||Prop||Joel Clinton|
|Aaron Smith||Hooker||Luke Priddis|
|Stuart Fielden||Prop||Martin Lang|
|Lee Radford||2nd Row||Joe Galuvao|
|Jamie Peacock (c)||2nd Row||Tony Puletua|
|Logan Swann||Loose Forward / Lock||Trent Waterhouse|
|Stuart Reardon||Interchange||Ben Ross|
|Joe Vagana||Interchange||Colin Ward|
|Robert Parker||Interchange||Shane Rodney|
|Jamie Langley||Interchange||Luke Swain|
|Brian Noble||Coach||John Lang|
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