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Sacking Cummins wrong, says Bradford Bulls captain

Bulls captain Matt Diskin (middle). ©JoeWhitley

Bradford Bulls captain – and temporary coach – Matt Diskin has said that the decision to sack head coach Francis Cummins and assistant Lee St Hilaire was the wrong one for the club’s future. The duo were dismissed on Monday following Bradford’s defeat to Salford Red Devils, with Diskin placed in charge ahead of Friday’s game against Hull Kingston Rovers. ... Read More »

Diskin not interested in Bradford Bulls job

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Temporary Bradford Bulls coach Matt Diskin has confirmed he is not interested in the role on a full-time basis, as the fallout continues from the departure of Francis Cummins from the club. Diskin will take charge for the first time this Friday, as the Bulls look to launch a remarkable survival bid by toppling Hull Kingston Rovers and narrow the ... Read More »

Duo of Super League stars suspended

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Two Super League stars have received suspensions from tonight’s (Tuesday) disciplinary hearing at the RFL, after incidents in last Saturday’s Catalan Dragons v St Helens clash. Both Eloi Pelissier and Alex Walmsley have picked up one match bans after being hit with the same charge – a Grade B striking offence. That means they are to miss their side’s next ... Read More »

Hull KR: Hodgson targeting Four Nations place

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Hull KR hooker Josh Hodgson is targeting a place in England’s Four Nations squad, but understands it will be difficult given the number of high quality players vying for the number nine shirt. The 24-year-old has comfortably been the Robins’ best player in 2014, with seven tries, eight assists, 562 tackles, 246 carries and nearly 1,700 metres. He was included ... Read More »

St Helens: Lomax out for rest of season

Saints full-back Jonny Lomax. ©RLPhotos

Jonny Lomax’s season is over after he suffered a serious injury in last weekend’s game at Catalan. The 23-year-old damaged his knee in the second half and needs an operation. Saints Head Coach Nathan Brown said: “This is obviously a blow to the team but more importantly to Jonny. He has been in great form and has settled well into ... Read More »

James Lowes puts his hand up for Bulls job

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Former Bradford Bulls hooker James Lowes has thrown his hat into the ring for the coaching vacancy at Odsal. The relegation-threatened Bulls have begun the search for a successor to Francis Cummins after he and assistant coach Lee St Hilaire were sacked on Monday. Club captain Matt Diskin has been handed the reins on a temporary basis ahead of Friday’s ... Read More »

Sinfield: “You can’t win them all, can you?”

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Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield believes the Rhinos will get over their mid-season slump and return to the sparkling form that saw them top Super League earlier in the season. The Rhinos have lost three of their last four league matches and will be pushed down to third in the table if Wigan beat Widnes in tomorrow night’s rescheduled clash. “You ... Read More »

Opinion: Five candidates for next Bradford Bulls coach

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You will all now be fully aware of the big breaking news in the world of Rugby League on Monday – as Bradford Bulls head coach Francis Cummins has left the club. Well into his second season in charge – having been at the club since 2010 when he was appointed as assistant to Mick Potter – Cummins and assistant ... Read More »

Michael Dobson signs up at Salford Red Devils

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Former Hull KR captain Michael Dobson will join Salford Red Devils at the start of the 2015 season. The 28-year-old half-back has signed a four-year contract and will return to Super League after a year in Australia’s NRL with Newcastle Knights. The arrival of Dobson continues Salford’s recruitment for 2015, with Castleford forward Weller Hauraki and Leeds winger Ben Jones-Bishop ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls sack Cummins and St Hilaire

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Bradford Bulls have today parted company with head coach Francis Cummins and assistant coach Lee St Hilaire, with immediate effect. Cummins, who arrived at the Provident Stadium back in 2010 as assistant to then head coach Mick Potter, took the Bradford reins prior to the start of last season. St Hilaire, meanwhile, has spent eight years with the club, acting ... Read More »