Watch Rugby League Back Chat (Show 27) on TotalRL.com now

Watch the latest edition of Rugby League Back Chat now on TotalRL.com Forget Brexit, with the big Rugby League vote taking place this week we are talking SLexit as the debate over the league restructure rages on. Rod Studd discusses the next phase of potential upheaval to the game with Bradford Bulls Chairman Andrew Chalmers, Phil Caplan of Forty20 and…

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Bulls land Lilley on loan

Bradford’s League 1 title hopes have received a huge boost after re-signing Leeds halfback Jordan Lilley on a loan deal. The young halfback has found opportunities hard to come by this season, making just four appearances this season. Lilley was handed an opportunity by Kevin Sinfield and James Lowes in their first game in charge against Castleford, but was subsequently…

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Chalmers insists league changes are ‘red herring’ for greater licensing vision

Bradford owner Andrew Chalmers has claimed that the proposed switch to a one-up, one-down league structure by Super League clubs in 2019 is the first step on the top-flight’s supposed desire to return to licensing. Chalmers has been one of the most vocal figures throughout the entire war of words over the structure, which has now rumbled on for almost…

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Bradford and Castleford confirm swap deal for Green and Butterworth

Castleford have allowed prop James Green to join Bradford on loan for the rest of the season – with promising Bulls youngster Reiss Butterworth heading the other way for the remainder of 2018. It is understood that Butterworth, a young hooker who recently spent time at Batley on loan, has joined the Tigers with a view to a more permanent…

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THE BIG INTERVIEW: John Bastian on rebuilding Bradford’s famed Academy production line

The sun is shining at Odsal, and John Bastian is smiling. The scene could not feel more different to the one that engulfed everyone associated with the former Super League champions just 18 months ago. When the Bulls were eventually placed into liquidation, forced to reform and start all over again, few will have felt it harder than Bastian. Three…

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Kear expects response from West Wales side who need patience from the game, says Kear

They were on the wrong end of a record-breaking defeat last week – and John Kear insists he is preparing his Bradford side for a backlash on Sunday from a West Wales Raiders side who need patience and support to grow. The Raiders head to Odsal off the back of a 144-0 loss at York – and without former coach…

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Hall hopeful of another great advert for League 1 on Sunday at Doncaster

It has been the league at the centre of so many positive headlines and stories already this season – and Doncaster CEO Carl Hall is hopeful both the Dons and Bradford can provide another fantastic advert for League 1 on Sunday. The competition’s top-two lock horns at the Keepmoat on Sunday afternoon, with the Bulls and the Dons vying for…

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George Flanagan: Living the Dream at Bradford Bulls

Hooker George Flanagan tells TOM COATES of his delight at being back at Bradford Bulls and his gratitude to Hunslet and Batley Bulldogs ON Sunday, March 11, George Flanagan realised a childhood dream, almost ten years after it was taken away from him. The 31-year-old hooker savoured the sweet moment after scoring a try to help hometown club Bradford Bulls…

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