Date set for Bradford Bulls points deduction hearing

The RFL have confirmed that the hearing to determine whether Bradford Bulls can receive any of the six points they were deducted for entering administration will be heard on Wednesday June 4.

The independent panel set up to hear the appeal was established some time ago, but it is only now that the date for the process to begin has been confirmed – with the hearing taking place three days after the Bulls’ crunch clash with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Initially, the appeal was believed to be taking place in the days leading up to that game, but that has now been changed, meaning the decision on a potential points reprieve – be it all six, four or even just two points, as well as the appeal being potentially thrown out – will now have to wait until after the two relegation rivals meet.

Wakefield chairman Michael Carter previously claimed he would walk away from Rugby League should the Bulls succeed in getting all six points back.

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