Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Bradford Bulls

Bradford Bulls sign Antonio Kaufusi on loan


Bradford Bulls have announced the signing of Huddersfield forward Antonio Kaufusi – and have added him to their 19-man squad for Sunday’s clash with Warrington. The 29-year-old front-rower, who has represented Australia, Queensland and the Exiles, agreed a one-month loan deal with the club yesterday. There is an option to extend his stay. “We are absolutely delighted to have someone ... Read More »

Donaldson facing late fitness test for Warrington visit


Bradford back-rower James Donaldson is hoping to shrug off an ankle injury in time to face Warrington on Sunday. The Cumbrian 22-year-old twisted his ankle playing against Leeds a fortnight ago and subsequently missed both Easter Monday’s thumping against Wigan and last week’s Challenge Cup win against Catalan Dragons. He said: “In general it feels fine but I tried running ... Read More »

Pitts enjoys “perfect” start, wants more success

Jay Pitts. ©RLPhotos

Following a “perfect” start to life as a Bull, new signing Jay Pitts is hoping to encounter a sense of déjà vu this weekend – a repeat of Bradford’s Challenge Cup triumph against Catalan Dragons on Sunday. The 24-year-old utility forward made his Odsal debut as Francis Cummins’ men took down Catalan Dragons 33-20 to book their place in the ... Read More »

Cummins could add to squad before the weekend

Cummins and staff

Bradford Bulls coach Francis Cummins has hinted he could bring in some new signings before Sunday’s round eleven clash with Warrington Wolves. The Odsal side have finally found financial stability following months of uncertainty and made their first permanent signing of the season in the shape of Jamal Fakir last month. They also added the signatures of Hull duo Jay ... Read More »

Cummins: Fans can give Bulls edge against Warrington


Bradford coach Francis Cummins believes the club’s fans will have a big part to play in the Bulls’ Challenge Cup quarter final fixture against Warrington in June. The Odsal club were given a home draw but face one of the league’s toughest teams. To progress, Cummins thinks the Bulls need a big response from the fans. “There is a reason ... Read More »

RFL chase Omar Khan for £905,000


Former Bradford Bulls owner Omar Khan is being pursued by the Rugby Football League (RFL) for the repayment of nearly a million pounds in Sky TV royalties. Blake Solly, the RFL’s director of standards and licensing, told the Telegraph and Argus: “When Omar Khan decided to take on the club and sought to have the club playing Super League for ... Read More »

Match report: Bradford Bulls 33-20 Catalan Dragons


In a nutshell Bradford are through to the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup after coming from behind in impressive style to defeat the Catalan Dragons. The story of the game 2’ – Daryl Millard try; William Barthau missed goal (0/1): 0-4 10’ – Ben Pomeroy try; William Barthau goal (1/2): 0-10 13’ – Olivier Elima try; William Barthau goal ... Read More »

Bulls appeal should be respected, says Green

Bulls owner Marc Green. ©RLPhotos

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

Jay Pitts. ©RLPhotos

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


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 »