Friday, July 25, 2014
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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 »

Podcast: A Back for the Future #RLDS


Listen to the Rugby League Down South podcast by Ian Ramsdale every week on Click here to download the Rugby League Down South podcast from iTunes What’s on the podcast this week? 01.00 Latest young London Broncos star ILIESS MACANI, after impressing at Leeds. 11.30 Former LONDON prop, DANNY WARD – who is now the BRONOCS’ u19s coach. 24.00 ... Read More »

Time for players to exercise some muscle


I was interested to read an article last week about the newly-elected NFL Players Association (NFLPA) president Eric Winston. Winston has been a gridiron player for many years, and now he will lead the players in their dealings with that sport’s governing body. His first duty is to represent the players in responding to an NFL proposal to increase the ... 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 »

RFL respond to match review panel criticism


The Rugby Football League (RFL) have hit back at critics of their match review panel in a statement released to the media. Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell, Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson, and Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson have all criticised the system, which they claim is inconsistent, in the past few days. In response, RFL Director of Standards and ... Read More »

London Broncos CEO Gus Mackay steps down

Gus Mackay. ©RLPhotos

London Broncos have announced the departure of CEO Gus Mackay, who has been with the club for over three years. “It was difficult decision personally but the right one in the interests of the club,” said Mackay, who will officially leave the club at the end of the month. “In some ways the biggest achievement has come in the last ... Read More »

Delaney was a walking ball of pain, says McDermott


Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott claims he had no choice but to leave forward Brett Delaney out of the side that defeated London on Friday night. Delaney was left battered and bruised following the win over Widnes the previous week and, as much as McDermott admires the 28-year-old and his style of play, the coach knows that a rest was ... Read More »

Give Broncos time to gel, pleads Farrar

London Broncos' Ben Farrar. ©RLPhotos

London Broncos utility-back Ben Farrar believes the Broncos need more time to gel as a team after suffering another heavy defeat in Super League. The Broncos were thrashed 54-6 last Friday by Leeds at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, recording their sixth loss of the season. The Rhinos rushed to a 34-0 half-time lead and piled on another 20 points in the ... Read More »

Relegation not on Catalans’ radar, says Oldfield


Catalan winger Michael Oldfield says the club is not concerned about relegation after posting its first win after five losses in as many games at the weekend, and he is confident the Dragons players will now turn their season around. Oldfield, who joined the Dragons from the NRL’s Sydney Roosters, is in his first season in Super League. The 23-year ... Read More »