Bulls to face Cougars in pre-season clash

Bradford Bulls will play Keighley Cougars in the Joe Phillips Memorial Trophy at the end of January.

The Bulls, who won the Championship Shield in 2016, defeating Sheffield Eagles in the final at Odsal, will travel to Cougar Park on January 29th for the first meeting between the sides since 2012, where an Under-20s Bradford team went down 28-12 at Cougar Park.

Former Keighley player Ross Peltier will make a return to Cougar Park, should he be included in coach Rohan Smith’s squad for the game, after joining the Bulls last month.

The match will be the final outing for Smith and the team ahead of the 2017 season, although two more January pre-season games are expected to be announced before the New Year.