Friday, October 24, 2014
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Giants snap up Bulls starlet Roberts

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Huddersfield Giants have signed Bradford Bulls’ England Academy backrow forward Oliver Roberts on a two-year contract. Roberts, 19, has made six Super League appearances for the Bulls but missed most of last season after suffering a broken leg against Wigan. The Giants have agreed to pay the Bulls an undisclosed fee for the 6’1” forward in accordance with RFL regulations. ... Read More »

Rugby League World – The Grand Finals Issue

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Rugby League World issue 403 – ‘The Grand Finals Issue’ – is online now and in shops from Friday 17th October. Here’s a glimpse at what’s inside. The Super League Grand Final between St Helens and Wigan turned out to be one of the most controversial sporting events of the year. We have complete coverage of the match everyone is ... Read More »

Gareth O’Brien had signed for Bradford Bulls

Gareth O'Brien (left) and Richie Myler (right)

Warrington Wolves scrum-half Gareth O’Brien admits he did sign a deal with the Bradford Bulls for 2015, but has paid tribute to the club for allowing him to be released from that contract to remain at Warrington in 2015. O’Brien has penned a one-year deal with the Wolves for next season, after initially agreeing on a deal to join the ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Super League Grand Final moments

Will it be Wigan's year again?

Grand Final week can only mean one thing – all of our regular weekly features turn into Grand Final-related ones! For this week’s Six of the Best, we’ve been asking all week for the Old Trafford moments that stand out in your mind, and there are certainly plenty to choose from! We’ve had nominations from as recent as last year, ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls cancel Offerdahl contract

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American international Mark Offerdahl will no longer be joining Bradford Bulls for 2015. The front-rower has been deemed unable to partake in pre-season training, due to a recurring injury. And as a result Offerdahl has been released from the one-year contract he signed in August. The club, however, have retained the USA Tomahawk’s registration, meaning he could potentially be re-signed ... Read More »

Life in the Championship won’t be easy, says Bulls coach

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Bradford Bulls assistant coach Karl Harrison has warned players and fans of the club that promotion to Super League next year is not a certainty and that it’s going to be a task just to qualify for the middle eight. The former Halifax boss is especially wary of the threats other full-time teams pose. “Leigh are a very good team ... Read More »

Bulls squad is “Super League standard”, says Ferres

Steve Ferres (left) and Marc Green (right). ©BradfordBulls

Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres believes the standards the club have set in terms of playing and coaching staff next year is pushing towards the “top end of Super League” in certain aspects, as the club gears up for life in the Championship next year. The Bulls have a 30-strong squad signed up for next season, as well as ... Read More »

Bulls’ new pre-season model will bear fruit, says Pitts

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Bradford forward Jay Pitts believes an “innovative” approach to pre-season training will pay dividends for the Bulls in 2015. The 24-year-old says the schedule being developed by head coach James Lowes, which sees players report back for the start of training as early as next week before enjoying regular breaks leading up to the start of the new season, is ... Read More »

Highs and Lowes: Where now for Bradford Bulls?

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On July 20, 2003, Bradford Bulls thumped Widnes Vikings 40-8 in front of over 12,000 people at Odsal. It was a year in which the club would win every domestic honour possible – the Challenge Cup, League Leader’s Shield and Super League Grand Final. A few months after that, the club completed a clean sweep of club honours by winning ... Read More »

Karl Harrison joins Bradford backroom staff

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Bradford Bulls boss James Lowes has appointed former Halifax coach Karl Harrison as his new assistant. Harrison parted company with Halifax earlier this month, and he admits he is delighted to be returning to Odsal, where he was once Brian Noble’s assistant coach. “This is a fantastic opportunity for me,” said Harrison. “Everybody within the game expects Bradford to be ... Read More »