Bradford play again in administration

Bradford will play a sixth match in administration after the Super League club's protracted takeover talks dragged on for another week.

Cummins looking to positive future

Bradford coach Francis Cummins is starting to look to the future after gaining positive news on the club's bid to secure new owners.

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Warrington recall Bridge from Bulls

Bradford have lost the services of forward Danny Bridge, who has been recalled by his parent club Warrington.

Danny Bridge recalled by Warrington
Danny Bridge recalled by Warrington Credit: Bradford Bulls

The 21-year-old Ireland international has spent the past two months with the Bulls, making eight Super League appearances, but returns to the Wolves with immediate effect.

Bradford coach Francis Cummins said: "Danny has been very good for us and has served us well over the past eight weeks or so.

"I would like to thank Warrington for allowing Danny to come here and do a job for us, while, at times, playing out of position.

"Obviously, losing him is a blow for us - but loan signings are never truly guaranteed."

The Bulls take on Catalan Dragons in the fifth round of the Tetley's Challenge Cup on Sunday hoping to bounce back from their Super League record 84-6 humiliation by Wigan.

Bradford Bulls appeal against administration points deduction

Bradford Bulls home ground in Bradford Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive/PA Images

Bradford Bulls have launched an appeal against the Rugby League Football's imposition of a six-point deduction for going into administration. The club say they have already received the go-ahead from the RFL to fight the penalty.

A statement issued by the club said:

"Bradford Bulls can today announced their right of appeal against the club's points deduction has been granted by the sport's governing body. The notice of intention to appeal was lodged with the Rugby Football League by former administrator David Wilson.

However the appeal could not proceed until the ownership of the club was resolved. Following consultation with legal representatives the new board have confirmed their intention to proceed with the appeal process and are now awaiting a hearing date."

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Bulls appoint Potticary as commercial director

Bradford have appointed London-born businessman Danny Potticary as the club's commercial director.

Bulls appoint Danny Potticary
Bulls appoint Danny Potticary Credit: Press Association

The Bulls say Potticary, who joins a five-strong board under new owner Marc Green, is an expert in marketing and sales with more than 30 years of business experience.

Green said in a statement: "Danny is a fantastic addition to the business and the board of directors. His appointment is further statement of my intent to drive this club towards a bright and successful future.

Bulls sign French international Falkir

BRADFORD BULLS have announced the signing of French international Jamal Fakir.

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The prop is the club's first signing since Marc Green took over at the Provident Stadium.

Bull's boss Francis Cummins said: "We are extremely happy to have Jamal on board, he will be massive for us going forward.

“To bring in someone of Jamal’s experience and quality, at this stage of the season, I would deem a massive coup for this club.

“We only want to bring players here that add something to the team and improve our chances of success. In Jamal, I believe we have done that."

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O'Brien set for first Bulls start

Hooker Adam O'Brien is set to make his first start in Super League in the absence of injured Bradford skipper Matt Diskin against Widnes, while forward Chev Walker returns from suspension to take the place of the injured Adam Sidlow.

Adam O'Brien Credit: Press Association

Coach Francis Cummins has also called up youngsters Nathan Conroy and Alex Mellor.

Goalkicking winger Jamie Foster, who pulled out of last week's game at Hull KR, misses this game through injury.

Hunter-Paul: New owners here for the long haul

New Bradford owner Marc Green will be in Super League for the long haul, according to chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul.

Marc Green (right) has bought the Bradford Bulls

The long-running saga over the ownership of the beleaguered Super League club was brought to an end when the 48-year-old Leeds businessman finalised his purchase from the administrator.

Green, who was a debenture holder, was given the go-ahead by the Rugby Football League to complete the takeover after his rivals failed to prove their had sufficient funds to take the club forward.

Hunter-Paul, the Bulls former captain who returned to Odsal as chief executive last year, will keep his job and, in the absence of Green, is acting as his spokesman.

Green, who is the sole owner and shareholder of the new company, Bradford Bulls Northern Ltd, is not expected to be hands on and will instead leave the day-to-day running of the club in the hands of Hunter-Paul and newly-appointed managing director Steve Ferres.

Head coach Francis Cummins has also been assured of his job and is hoping to draw up a shopping list as he strives to strengthen his depleted playing squad and stave off the very real threat of relegation.

The Bulls are currently bottom of the table on minus two points after having six deducted for going into administration.

Bulls still a massive club says coach after takeover

The Bradford Bulls boss Francis Cummins has welcomed the arrival of Marc Green whose takeover of the club was confirmed today.

The Bulls have had a turbulent few years on and off the pitch. A six point fine for going into administration had added significance this season with the introduction of relegation from the Super League.

Cummins says the club is still huge and under Marc Green's ownership can move on from its recent troubles.

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