Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Bradford Bulls

Bradford Bulls blessed by returning star for Widnes trip


Bradford Bulls head coach Francis Cummins has been able to welcome back Chev Walker from suspension this weekend, as his injury woes continue. All in all, Cummins has been forced to leave three senior players out of his squad – with Matt Diskin, Adam Sidlow and Jamie Foster all set to miss the trip to Halton through injury. However, the ... Read More »

Paul Medley to leave Bradford Bulls

Cummins and staff

Bradford Bulls head of youth Paul Medley is to leave the club, to take up a new role with the RFL. Medley has been associated with the club for 25 years, as a player and a member of the backroom staff, but will now sever his lengthy association with the club to become the national player development manager for the ... Read More »

Oil billionaire involved with failed Bulls bid

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

It has emerged that one of the consortia that failed in their bid to take over the Bradford Bulls involved a Bradford-born oil billionaire from Texas. Local football club Bradford Park Avenue were one of four bidders that failed in their attempts to take over the club, after local businessman Marc Green won control of the club. The Park Avenue ... Read More »

Koukash slams Bulls administrator, congratulates new owner

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has spoken of his anger at the way his wife Mandy was treated in her attempt to buy Super League strugglers Bradford Bulls. The Palestinian called into Sky Sports News soon after it was announced that Marc Green had taken over the Odsal club after a turbulent and uncertain couple of months. He ... Read More »

Francis Cummins relieved to see completion of takeover

Cummins and staff

Bradford head coach Francis Cummins has spoken openly for the first time since the takeover of the Bulls was completed earlier today, and admits the last few months have been “difficult” for him. Cummins and his squad met new owner Marc Green this morning at the club’s Tong training base, and admits that was a huge boost for his squad ... Read More »

Marc Green completes Bradford Bulls takeover

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

Marc Green, managing director of Leeds-based Safeguard Security Group, has been officially unveiled as the new owner of Bradford Bulls. The 48-year-old acquired the club having agreed a fee and terms with the administrator, which was later ratified by the sport’s governing body, the Rugby Football League (RFL). Green, whose bid was approved yesterday as the successful one, this morning ... Read More »

Another Bradford Bulls takeover bid derailed


Prospective Bradford Bulls owner Richard Lamb has almost certainly been ruled out of taking over the Odsal club after failing to provide proof of the £1million in funds required. The London-based businessman, who has publicly stated his desire to take over the Bulls, fronted a consortium including former Bulls chief executive Abi Ekoku. Their offer was accepted by administrators last ... Read More »

Bulls injuries not as severe as first thought

Bulls captain Matt Diskin is retiring at the end of the season. (Click image to read more). ©JoeWhitley

Bradford Bulls coach Francis Cummins has confirmed that injured front-rowers Matt Diskin and Adam Sidlow are likely to return to first-team action within four weeks. The duo were helped from the field inside the first 30 minutes against Hull KR on Sunday and Cummins claimed his backroom staff expected much longer lay-offs. Sidlow, who was initially thought to have broken ... Read More »

Video highlights: Hull KR 16-0 Bradford Bulls


Extensive highlights from Sunday’s Super League clash between Hull Kingston Rovers and Bradford Bulls at the KC Lightstream stadium. Click here to read our match report. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League on the social media platform ... Read More »

Diskin and Sidlow injured in Hull KR loss


Bradford Bulls front-rowers Matt Diskin and Adam Sidlow are set for time on the sidelines after being helped off the field in the club’s 16-0 loss to Hull KR today. Hooker Diskin, 32, came off in the ninth minute and prop Sidlow, 26, followed soon after. Neither were able to play any further part in the match. We’ll bring you ... Read More »