Roundup: 13th August

More details from all of today’s games, alongside the rest of the weekend’s action, will feature in Monday’s League Express. Widnes Vikings picked up their first win of the 2017 Qualifiers as Corey Thompson’s brace helped them to a 36-12 victory at Halifax. Despite Fax’s red-hot winger Ben Heaton making it six tries in two appearances, they barely threatened a…

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A decade of despair – the sad decline of Bradford Bulls

Bradford Bulls fans are waking up this morning to news they must have never thought imaginable. Relegation from the second-tier is now a reality. From World Champions to the third division in just over ten years tells only the start of one of the most depressing stories Rugby League has seen in the modern era. The Bulls, once world-conquering, trend-setting…

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Can the Bulls recover from ground zero?

GARETH WALKER of League Express asks whether Bradford Bulls can still escape relegation as they prepare to face Halifax on Sunday. ALMOST five months after the start of the season, Bradford Bulls are finally back to zero points – but results elsewhere in the Championship last weekend were cruel. The Bulls have been slowly working off the 12 point deduction…

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Widnes and Bradford enter dual-registration partnership

Super League side Widnes have entered a dual-registration partnership with Championship side Bradford for the rest of this season. The agreement begins with immediate effect, and allows players to move between the two clubs. Both sides currently find themselves bottom of their respective divisions; the Vikings are at the foot of Super League while the Bulls, still on -2 points,…

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Toulouse east past Bulls

Toulouse Olympique kept their 100% home league record going with a comprehensive 60-4 victory over Bradford Bulls. The French side cut the gap on table-toppers Hull Kingston Rovers to just two points as a Kuni Minga hat-trick helped them run in 12 tries, leaving Bradford trailing zero points. Johnathon Ford, Gavin Marguerite and Paul Marcon went over to put the…

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Grading every Championship club’s first half of the regular season

Hull Kingston Rovers (1st): A Heading into the season, the Robins couldn’t really win. Everyone expected them to take the Championship by storm, so their current position at the top of the league is no real surprise to anybody. But their efforts so far this season should not be underestimated. The Robins haven’t had it easy in games with London,…

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