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Tigers: signing Bulls players 'doesn’t fit in with the integrity' of club

Bradford Bulls' future could be decided today Credit: PA

Castleford Tigers have announced they have turned down the offer of signing players from troubled Bradford Bulls.

The Bulls entered administration for the third time in four years in November and last week had an offer from a consortium led by former New Zealand Rugby League chairman Andrew Chalmers rejected by the administrators, despite gaining approval from the Rugby Football League.

A second bid is now being considered and the future of the club could be decided today.

Castleford meanwhile have announced that they have been offered the opportunity to sign players who are currently under contract at Odsal, but have turned them down.

Our position must be made clear on this issue. We are in full support of the Bradford Bulls club and sincerely hope that they continue to be part of the RFL, and although we have been offered players who are still contracted to Bradford Bulls, we have declined them, as it doesn’t fit in with the integrity we have as a club.

– Tigers CEO Steve Gill