Monday, December 22, 2014
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Bradford Bulls

Tom Olbison: Competition for places will help Bulls

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Tom Olbison believes his position as the longest-serving member of James Lowes’ new-look squad will count for little next season. The Bradford Bulls back-rower, aged 23, is a product of the club’s academy, having joined as a scholarship player before making his first-team debut back in 2009. However, despite boasting vast experience, Olbison admits he is facing fierce competition for ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls pass 1500 mark for season tickets

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

Bradford Bulls have passed another substantial season ticket milestone, with sales of memberships for their 2015 Championship campaign passing the 1,500 barrier. The club have set themselves a target of 4,000 sales before the new season gets underway in February, and managing director Steve Ferres insists the club are on track to achieve that with a Christmas rush incoming – ... Read More »

Bulls in good hands with Lowes and Harrison, says Noble

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Former Bradford Bulls head coach Brian Noble believes the club’s current coaching setup means the club is looking in good shape for 2015 – and says it’s the best state the club have been in for a “long while”. The shoots of revival under James Lowes were evident towards the end of last season, as the Bulls defeated the likes ... Read More »

UK Rugby League “not as strong” as it was, says Lowes

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Bradford Bulls head coach James Lowes believes that the standard of Rugby League in this country has “massively” decreased, and the game is not as strong in this country as it used to be. With a huge restructure of the domestic game in this country kicking off next year – a move which saw Bradford slip into the Championship for ... Read More »

Danny Addy: New league structure “not for me”

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Bradford utility Danny Addy admits he is not a fan of Rugby League’s new structure, but insists the Bulls plan to use the system to return to Super League immediately. Instead of the traditional promotion and relegation method used in soccer, where the same number of teams promoted from a lower division are relegated from a higher division, Rugby League’s ... Read More »

Championship: Bulls urge Sky to cover season opener

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

Bradford Bulls Managing Director Steve Ferres is urging the RFL and Sky Sports to televise the opening fixture of the Championship season between Leigh Centurions and the Bulls at Leigh Sports Village on 15 February next year. The fixtures were published last week, and Ferres suggests that the opportunity to see the game on Sky would be a great boost ... Read More »

Lowes blames himself for Bradford relegation

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Bradford coach Jimmy Lowes thinks he could have done more to help the Bulls avoid relegation last season. The 45-year-old took control of the Odsal side in June and lost his first four games in charge. Despite four wins in the next six – including scalps of Wigan and Leeds – it was too little too late and Lowes takes responsibility. ... Read More »

Bulls: Karl Harrison confident in Bradford’s chances

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Bradford assistant Karl Harrison believes the Bulls have a significant advantage over their Championship rivals thanks to being full-time and having nearly 30 names on their roster. The Odsal outfit are one of only three full-time squads in the league (Leigh and London being the others) and Harrison says it allows the team to train at maximum intensity throughout the ... Read More »

Giants snap up Bulls starlet Roberts

Oliver Roberts (far left) ©JoeWhitley

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 »