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Gaskell has ’80 per cent chance’ of returning this Friday

Lee Gaskell. ©RLPhotos

Bradford stand-off Lee Gaskell claims he is confident of making a return to first-team action this Friday against former club Salford Red Devils. The 23-year-old damaged his MCL ligament against Wakefield Wildcats on February 20. He told the T&A: “I’m 80 per cent confident I’ll be playing on Friday and it’ll be good to come up against some of my ... Read More »

Match report: Bradford Bulls 60-6 Oldham RLFC

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In a nutshell Bradford outclassed their Championship opposition with 11 well-taken tries. How it unfolded 6’ – A superb solo effort from Luke Gales from 30 metres out sees the half-back go over under the sticks. He converts his own try: 6-0. 16’ – Adam O’Brien makes a break to put in Brett Kearney, who flies over after racing past ... Read More »

Fakir set to make Bulls debut against Oldham

Jamal Fakir in action for Hunslet Hawks. ©RLPhotos

New Bradford signing Jamal Fakir has been named in Francis Cummins’ 19-man squad to face Oldham in Sunday’s Challenge Cup clash at the Provident Stadium. The France international, who penned a deal with the Bulls this week, could line up alongside Scotland World Cup star Dale Ferguson, who is back from injury six weeks ahead of schedule. Loanees Anthony Mullally ... Read More »

Cummins: Elima held key in Fakir deal

Olivier Elima. ©RLPhotos

Bradford coach Francis Cummins says former Bulls second-rower Olivier Elima had a big influence on the club’s signing of French international Jamal Fakir. France captain Elima, 30, played with Fakir at Catalan Dragons either side of his two seasons at Odsal, and was the link between Cummins and the front-rower, who signed a season-long deal with the Super League club ... Read More »

Relegation is “Plan Z”, says new Bradford Bulls chairman

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

New Bradford Bulls chairman Marc Green insists he is not even thinking about the club getting relegated, labelling it “Plan Z” in his list of options for the club’s future. Green met the press today, for the first time since his takeover of the club was completed last Wednesday. And he spoke passionately of his pride to be involved with ... Read More »

Bradford complete Jamal Fakir signing

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Bradford have finally made their first permanent signing since exiting administration, with French international Jamal Fakir signing up. Fakir – who recently left Catalan Dragons under controversial circumstances – has signed a deal until the end of the season with the Bulls, who are currently rooted to the bottom of Super League. He arrives at the club after seven years ... Read More »

Dale Ferguson set for early return for Bradford Bulls

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Bradford are set for a huge injury boost this weekend, as forward Dale Ferguson is set to potentially return from injury against Oldham this weekend. The Scotland international has yet to make his competitive debut for the Bulls, having been limited to just one friendly due to a back problem. He underwent surgery to correct the issue, and boss Francis ... Read More »

Bradford man banned but Wakefield star escapes ban

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Bradford Bulls player Tom Olbison has been suspended for one match by an RFL Disciplinary Tribunal found him guilty of placing undue pressure on the neck of Danny Tickle of Widnes Vikings in the ninth minute of a First Utility Super League match played on Sunday March 30. Olbison, who pleaded not guilty to Grade C dangerous contact, was also ... Read More »

Ferguson and Gaskell eyeing early returns

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Bradford Bulls back-rower Dale Ferguson is eyeing a return from injury a full six weeks earlier than first anticipated. The Scotland international, 25, is yet to make a competitive appearance in a Bulls shirt since his transfer from Huddersfield Giants last year after sustaining a back injury in pre-season. “I am very much looking forward to getting back out there, ... Read More »

Liam Sutcliffe recalled by Rhinos

Liam Sutcliffe. ©RLPhotos

Leeds stand-off Liam Sutcliffe has been recalled by the Rhinos following a short-term loan spell at Bradford Bulls. The 19-year-old, who scored against Widnes yesterday, has impressed since arriving at the Provident Stadium in early March. “Liam has been fantastic for us, he has provided another number for us – in a key position,” said Bulls coach Francis Cummins. “In ... Read More »