RFL backs Bulls relocation – but only for one year

The RFL Board of Directors has conditionally approved an application from Bradford Bulls to play home matches at Dewsbury’s Tetley’s Stadium in 2020. But the RFL’s approval is not wholehearted, as a statement issued by the governing body makes clear, and the club will remain in special measures, which mean that it is unable to sign new players. “This permission…

Read More

Bradford Council disappointed at Bulls’ Odsal exit & want them to stay in the city

The leader of Bradford Council has expressed huge disappointment over the news that Bradford Bulls have announced plans to leave the city and move to Dewsbury in 2020 – and insists the Council still want to try and resolve the issue to prevent them moving out of Bradford. Andrew Chalmers confirmed on Thursday that the Bulls, amidst mounting, unsustainable costs…

Read More

Lilley disappointed over lack of contact from Leeds admits his Rhinos career is over

Jordan Lilley admits that, while he knows he will not be getting a new contract with Leeds Rhinos in 2020, he is still yet to speak to anyone at the club about it, saying that news of his impending release has only come via his agent. The scrum-half, who was tipped for a bright future at his hometown club when…

Read More

Watch Rugby League Back Chat (Show 27) on TotalRL.com now

Watch the latest edition of Rugby League Back Chat now on TotalRL.com Forget Brexit, with the big Rugby League vote taking place this week we are talking SLexit as the debate over the league restructure rages on. Rod Studd discusses the next phase of potential upheaval to the game with Bradford Bulls Chairman Andrew Chalmers, Phil Caplan of Forty20 and…

Read More

Bulls land Lilley on loan

Bradford’s League 1 title hopes have received a huge boost after re-signing Leeds halfback Jordan Lilley on a loan deal. The young halfback has found opportunities hard to come by this season, making just four appearances this season. Lilley was handed an opportunity by Kevin Sinfield and James Lowes in their first game in charge against Castleford, but was subsequently…

Read More

Chalmers insists league changes are ‘red herring’ for greater licensing vision

Bradford owner Andrew Chalmers has claimed that the proposed switch to a one-up, one-down league structure by Super League clubs in 2019 is the first step on the top-flight’s supposed desire to return to licensing. Chalmers has been one of the most vocal figures throughout the entire war of words over the structure, which has now rumbled on for almost…

Read More