Monday, February 2, 2015
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Bradford Bulls

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 »

Danny Bridge recalled by Warrington Wolves


Warrington have recalled forward Danny Bridge from his loan spell with Super League strugglers Bradford. Bridge, 21, has been with the Bulls for the last two months and made eight appearances, drawing praise from coach Francis Cummins. However, he will now head back to to the Halliwell Jones Stadium with immediate effect. “Danny has been very good for us and ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls issue public apology for “woeful” display

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

Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres has publicly apologised to everyone involved with the club following what he described as a “woeful and embarrassing” display against Wigan yesterday. The Odsal club conceded 15 tries and over 80 points for the first time. In a statement, Ferres said: “On behalf of Bradford Bulls, I would like to apologise for what was ... Read More »

Francis Cummins: It looked like we had given in

Francis Cummins. ©RLPhotos

Bradford coach Francis Cummins criticised “a handful” of players as the Bulls’ fell to their heaviest defeat of all time against Wigan yesterday. The Odsal side, who had seven first-team players out of action, were completely outclassed at the DW Stadium, losing 84-6. A dejected Cummins said: “Wigan were miles better than us. I can look at the situation we ... Read More »

Match report: Wigan Warriors 84-6 Bradford Bulls


In a nutshell The Warriors ran up an 84-6 scoreline for the second successive Easter Monday, following up last year’s demolition of Hull KR at Craven Park with an equally devastating scoreline against the depleted Bradford Bulls at the DW Stadium. How it unfolded The Warriors scored 15 tries in total through Green (2), Gelling (2), O’Loughlin,  Hampshire (2),  Farrell,  Hughes, Powell, Bateman, ... Read More »

Brett Kearney: Bateman will play for England


Bradford Bulls full-back Brett Kearney has tipped former team-mate John Bateman, 20, for international honours. The 30-year-old Australian, who will face Bateman’s Wigan Warriors later today, told the T&A newspaper: “Papa was a Bradford junior and a very good one at that. I think the first time I saw him was when I got to a game early and they ... Read More »

Four Bulls first-teamers facing lay-offs

Francis Cummins. ©RLPhotos

Bradford Bulls boss Francis Cummins has described last night’s loss to local rivals Leeds Rhinos as frustrating, and revealed four first-team players picked up potentially serious injuries. As if being outscored nine tries to one wasn’t bad enough, the 37-year-old watched on as Matty Blythe injured his knee, Jamie Donaldson picked up an ankle injury, Adam Sidlow hurt his back, ... Read More »

Match report: Bradford Bulls 6-46 Leeds Rhinos


In a nutshell Bradford lost heavily to arch rivals Leeds. How it unfolded First half: Leeds were outstanding in the first half and raced to a 20-0 lead. However a late score from Lee Gaskell gave the Bulls a sniff. Second half: Ryan Hall continued Leeds’ momentum in the second period with a second try before he grabbed his hattrick ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls launch revamped shop and new initiative

Bulls Club Shop

Bradford Bulls have launched a brand new layout to their club shop and ticketing offices, in what chairman Marc Green calls the first of “several” developments to take place at the club. Green believes the new offices and shop reflect the brighter, fresher attitude around the club since he took over three weeks ago – and said the old offices ... Read More »

Francis Cummins wary of ‘dangerous’ Leeds Rhinos side


Bradford head coach Francis Cummins admits that his Bulls side will have to be at their best to emerge victorious over local rivals Leeds this evening, admitting that they are a dangerous side to face at this moment in time. Their all-conquering backs division has contributed to some heavy wins so far in 2014, including back-to-back victories against Wakefield Trinity ... Read More »