RFL to respond to Bradford legal threat in private

The Rugby Football League (RFL) have revealed they will respond privately to a threat of legal action from the three directors who quit Bradford Bulls in the aftermath of their six-point deduction for entering administration last week.

RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer. ©RLPhotos
RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer. ©RLPhotos

Chairman Mark Moore and directors Ian Watt and Andrew Calvert, also know as Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, withdrew their offer immediately after the deduction was handed down and the club was put under special measures, making them susceptible to player walk-outs and unable to bring anyone else in.

As revealed in today’s League Express, the three directors have started legal proceedings for defamation, claiming Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer effectively accused them of lying in his statement reply.

An RFL spokesperson said: “There will be no public response but we will respond to Moore’s lawyers appropriately.”

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