Welham joins Bradford exodus by making Salford switch

Kris Welham has become the fourth Bradford player to move on after joining Salford Red Devils. The centre, who scored 29 tries in 30 appearances for the Bulls, has joined Ian Watson’s side on a two-year contract. His arrival ends Salford’s long search for a centre, becoming the first back to join the club ahead of the 2017 season. The…

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Giants snap up former Bulls man Mellor

Huddersfield Giants have confirmed the signing of Bradford Bulls utility Alex Mellor on a three-year contract. The 22-year-old scored nine tries in 26 appearances for the Bulls last season, making him one of the most highly regarded youngsters in the Championship last year. Mellor is the third former Bradford player to secure his future following the Bulls’ liquidation earlier this…

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Marshall fears Bradford’s demise could dent Halifax’s top four hopes

Halifax head coach Richard Marshall has admitted that the recent liquidation of Bradford Bulls could work against his own club. If a Bradford-based club does play in the Championship next year, they will begin the season on minus 12 points. That, on paper, would increase Halifax’s chances of reclaiming a spot in the top four next season, with the Bulls…

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Huddersfield close in on Bradford youngster

Huddersfield Giants are in advanced talks to sign Bradford Bulls star Alex Mellor, TotalRL understands. The 22-year-old made 26 appearances for the Bulls last year, scoring nine tries. Widely regarded as one of the most promising youngsters in the second-tier, Mellor is understood to have garnered interest from several Super League clubs, but the Giants appear the most likely to…

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Bulls decision deferred again

It will now be Tuesday at the earliest before a decision on the fate of Bradford Bulls will be made, after the club’s administrator issued a media release last night explaining that he had declined an offer from a consortium earlier in the week, but that negotiations were continuing with another consortium, with due diligence taking place over the weekend and into Tuesday. Responding…

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Bradford administrators continue looking for resolution after missing revised deadline

The joint administrators for Bradford Bulls insist that they are still working to complete the process of due diligence with the preferred bidders of the club. In a statement, Gary Pettit insisted that he was working to get the right deal for the club – rather than the quickest – after the revised deadline of December 16th passed. “I wanted…

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RFL clarifies its role in Bulls’ administration

Following the statement made yesterday by the administrators of Bradford Bulls, that a significant announcement is expected in the next 48 hours, the RFL has clarified its position on the current situation at the club “to avoid any confusion going forward”. The RFL’s statement continues: “It is the role of the RFL to protect the interests of the game of Rugby…

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