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Bradford Bulls

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 »

Ferguson to miss Scotland Euro campaign

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Scotland have been dealt a blow ahead of the European Championships, after star forward Dale Ferguson revealed to the Telegraph and Argus that he is set to miss the tournament this Autumn. Ferguson has had an injury-hampered first season at Bradford Bulls in 2014 and, after speaking to Scotland boss Steve McCormack – as well as club coach James Lowes ... Read More »

Bulls sign Harry Siejka from Wildcats

Harry Siejka in his NRL days. ©ActionPhotos

Bradford Bulls have signed Australian scrum-half Harry Siejka from Wakefield Wildcats. Siejka, 22, has signed a two-year contract, completing the Bulls’ 30-man roster for 2015. He has played for Penrith Panthers, New Zealand Warriors and St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL, while earlier this year he joined Trinity, where injuries restricted his appearances to nine games. “I like what ... Read More »

Francis Cummins to sue Bulls for wrongful dismissal

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Francis Cummins is suing Bradford Bulls for wrongful dismissal following his sacking on 16 June. The former coach had signed a three-year contract following his appointment in September 2012. “Francis was expecting the club to honour their obligation to pay through to the end of his contract,” Cummins lawyer, Richard Cramer of Leeds-based Front Row Legal, told the Bradford Telegraph ... Read More »

Jay Pitts thankful for ‘new lease of life’ at Bradford

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New Bulls signing Jay Putts is eager to make the most of “a new lease of life” offered to him by head coach James Lowes, insisting exciting times are ahead after finally agreeing a permanent contract with the club. The 24-year-old was unveiled as one of five new addition to Bradford’s squad for 2015, at a packed out ‘Evening with ... Read More »

Bulls fight back to beat Broncos in London

Bradford Bulls halfback Luke Gale scored four tries as the Bulls fought back in a topsy-turvy encounter at The Hive today to emerge with a 36-46 victory against London Broncos. Gale, playing his last game for the Bulls before joining Castleford next season, gave a great display of support play, and the Bulls’ other star was prop forward Manase Manuofakoa, ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls unveil new-look backroom team

John Bastian. ©RLPhotos

Bradford Bulls have unveiled their restructured backroom team in preparation for the 2015 season – with the most notable announcement the arrival of former Featherstone head coach John Bastian as the club’s head of youth. England strength and conditioning coach Gary Dempsey has joined the club in the same capacity, whilst current Bulls captain Matt Diskin – who is retiring ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls announce five signings

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Bradford Bulls have announced  more signings this evening, as part of their ‘Evening With The Bulls’ event. Jay Pitts has signed permanently from Hull FC, whilst Samir Tarahoui has signed from Whitehaven. Paul Clough has signed from St Helens, as well as Catalan hooker Jean-Philippe Baile. The final signing is Wakefield’s Lucas Walshaw. The club have also announced Matt Diskin ... Read More »