Francis Cummins: My Bulls are champions

Bradford coach Francis Cummins has praised his players following a gritty victory against London Broncos yesterday.

The Bulls ran out 25-12 winners against a gutsy London outfit, salvaging another two of the six points they were deducted for going into administration. They now stand on -2. Without the deduction, the Bulls would lie 5th in the Super League table.

Cummins was thrilled to finally have something positive to comment on. He said: “I have said it before – they are champions. I cannot speak highly enough of the players, they found a way to win.

“There are a lot of distractions for us at the moment, but we are working hard and we showed that again today.

“We have got a lot of young men who are building their careers, they have had to deal with adversity and distraction off the field.

“But while we are training at Tong and, while we can just concentrate, then we are going to do alright.

“My concern is always those lads in that changing room and those young players. My job is that whatever scenario is thrown at us is that I get the best out of those players, you have to roll your sleeves up and get on with it.

“You have to keep dusting yourself off because the only alternative you have is to give in and we don’t have people that give in at this club and while we have something worth fighting for then we will carry on.”

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