Monday, December 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Bradford Bulls

Bulls appeal should be respected, says Green

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Bradford Bulls Chairman Marc Green insists that Wakefield, and any other Super League club, should be prepared to accept the decision of the independent panel set up to hear the Bulls’ appeal against their points deduction. A decision is likely to be made early next month about a potential reprieve on some or all of the six points the Bulls ... Read More »

Bulls sign promising Black and Whites duo

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Bradford Bulls have announced the signings of Hull FC duo Jay Pitts and Joe Arundel on loan deals. Pitts, 24, formerly of Wakefield and Leeds, is a utility forward, while Arundel, 22, is a talented centre. Both players began training with their new team-mates this morning. Bulls boss Francis Cummins said: “Jay and Joe are young, hungry and hugely talented ... Read More »

Adrian Purtell focusing on putting side before self

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Bradford Bulls centre Adrian Purtell insists he is putting the priorities of the club before himself, despite him being out of contract at the end of this season. With the Bulls languishing at the bottom of the Super League table on -2 points, and Purtell believes getting the club out of trouble is much more important than worrying about his ... Read More »

Danny Bridge recalled by Warrington Wolves

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Warrington have recalled forward Danny Bridge from his loan spell with Super League strugglers Bradford. Bridge, 21, has been with the Bulls for the last two months and made eight appearances, drawing praise from coach Francis Cummins. However, he will now head back to to the Halliwell Jones Stadium with immediate effect. “Danny has been very good for us and ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls issue public apology for “woeful” display

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

Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres has publicly apologised to everyone involved with the club following what he described as a “woeful and embarrassing” display against Wigan yesterday. The Odsal club conceded 15 tries and over 80 points for the first time. In a statement, Ferres said: “On behalf of Bradford Bulls, I would like to apologise for what was ... Read More »

Francis Cummins: It looked like we had given in

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Bradford coach Francis Cummins criticised “a handful” of players as the Bulls’ fell to their heaviest defeat of all time against Wigan yesterday. The Odsal side, who had seven first-team players out of action, were completely outclassed at the DW Stadium, losing 84-6. A dejected Cummins said: “Wigan were miles better than us. I can look at the situation we ... Read More »

Match report: Wigan Warriors 84-6 Bradford Bulls

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In a nutshell The Warriors ran up an 84-6 scoreline for the second successive Easter Monday, following up last year’s demolition of Hull KR at Craven Park with an equally devastating scoreline against the depleted Bradford Bulls at the DW Stadium. How it unfolded The Warriors scored 15 tries in total through Green (2), Gelling (2), O’Loughlin,  Hampshire (2),  Farrell,  Hughes, Powell, Bateman, ... Read More »

Brett Kearney: Bateman will play for England

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Bradford Bulls full-back Brett Kearney has tipped former team-mate John Bateman, 20, for international honours. The 30-year-old Australian, who will face Bateman’s Wigan Warriors later today, told the T&A newspaper: “Papa was a Bradford junior and a very good one at that. I think the first time I saw him was when I got to a game early and they ... Read More »

Four Bulls first-teamers facing lay-offs

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Bradford Bulls boss Francis Cummins has described last night’s loss to local rivals Leeds Rhinos as frustrating, and revealed four first-team players picked up potentially serious injuries. As if being outscored nine tries to one wasn’t bad enough, the 37-year-old watched on as Matty Blythe injured his knee, Jamie Donaldson picked up an ankle injury, Adam Sidlow hurt his back, ... Read More »

Match report: Bradford Bulls 6-46 Leeds Rhinos

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In a nutshell Bradford lost heavily to arch rivals Leeds. How it unfolded First half: Leeds were outstanding in the first half and raced to a 20-0 lead. However a late score from Lee Gaskell gave the Bulls a sniff. Second half: Ryan Hall continued Leeds’ momentum in the second period with a second try before he grabbed his hattrick ... Read More »