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Betts delighted to land Bradford Bulls star

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Widnes Vikings coach Denis Betts admits he is delighted to finally secure the services of Manase Manuokafoa – after finally managing to convince the powerhouse prop to sign up for 2015. Manuokafoa has signed a two-year deal with the Vikings to remain in Super League, after Bradford Bulls were relegated last weekend. Betts said he tried to sign the Tongan ... Read More »

Manase Manuokafao signs for Widnes Vikings

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Bradford prop Manase Manuokafoa will leave the relegated Bulls at the end of the season after signing a two-year deal with Widnes Vikings. Vikings boss Denis Betts identified his front row as an area he needed to beef up ahead of next season, and the 29-year-old former South Sydney, Parramatta and North Queensland Cowboys prop has long been on his ... Read More »

James Lowes: Bulls at bottom of a cycle

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James Lowes has been back at Bradford Bulls for only a month but he experienced the pain of relegation as much as anyone involved with the club. The former Great Britain hooker knew the Bulls’ fate was likely decided long before he took up the challenge of restoring their fortunes but confirmation of their drop into the Kingstone Press Championship ... Read More »

Bulls relegation a “disgrace”, says Lowes

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Bradford coach James Lowes has described the circumstances to blame for the Bull’s recent relegation a “disgrace”. After losing to Huddersfield on Sunday, the Odsal club dropped down a tier for the first time in their history. Yet another string of financial problems led to them being deducted six points in February and they never recovered. “What’s happened with the ... Read More »

Manuokafoa: I want to be playing top flight

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Bradford prop forward Manase Manuokafoa is on the lookout for another Super League club after the Bulls were officially relegated from the top flight on Sunday. The 29-year-old, who signed from Parramatta Eels in 2012, is yet to speak to any rival clubs but is keen to get the ball rolling so he and his family can make the necessary ... Read More »

Bulls: Bradford withdraw legal appeal

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Bradford Bulls have confirmed the club’s decision to withdraw its legal challenge of the points deduction imposed earlier this year. A spokesperson for the board of directors has made the following statement: “As part of our last press release on the matter, the directors indicated the club would only proceed with legal action in the event it would be of ... Read More »

Harrison: Return of Bulls derby good for the game

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Halifax boss Karl Harrison says he is relishing the prospect of facing Bradford Bulls again next season – and thinks the return of the West Yorkshire derby will see crowd figures soar. The Odsal outfit were officially condemned to relegation on Sunday when they fell to Huddersfield Giants. It has been more than a decade since the two sides last ... Read More »

Milestones: Super League Round 21

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Round 21 of the 2014 Super League season got underway in dramatic fashion last night, as Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers played out a stunning 24-24 draw. But there is still plenty of action left in the tank this weekend, as six more games take place – with some pivotal games in store. Bradford’s relegation to the Championship could be ... Read More »

Nobody has said they want out: Bradford Bulls boss

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Bradford Bulls head coach James Lowes has said no players in his squad have told him they want to leave the club – but admits if they team are relegated on Sunday, they may be busy with potential recruitment in and out next week. Defeat at Huddersfield or wins for both Salford and Hull will see the Bulls drop down ... Read More »

Feature: The five most sought-after Bulls players

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If they fail to defeat Huddersfield on Sunday, Bradford Bulls will officially be relegated from Super League. The Odsal outfit currently sit second bottom in the table, a full 13 points adrift of Salford Red Devils and Hull FC with just seven games remaining. Although it is mathematically possible for the Bulls to stay afloat, they are almost certain to ... Read More »