Bradford Bulls boss defiant despite appeal result

Bradford Bulls head coach Francis Cummins insists nothing has changed in the fight for Super League survival, after the decision to uphold their points deduction was made yesterday by an independent Sporting Sanctions Panel.

After weeks of speculation regarding with the Bulls would get any points back in their appeal, the former Super League champions were informed yesterday that they would not get a reprieve. However, Cummins claims that the club could not afford to rely on anyone else, and the battle is still very much in their own hands when it comes to surviving.

“I had purposely not built my hopes up because the reality is we are where we are,” he told the Telegraph and Argus.

“That’s not changed but I’ve got a bunch of lads who are desperate to make those points back up. Our conversations all along have been that we can’t rely on anyone else but ourselves.

“That’s what we have focused on. We all share the disappointment of today’s news and it’s up to Marc to do what he’s got to do now. We’ve got to concentrate on what we’re paid to do and that means getting some momentum going again.”

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