Australia coach Tim Sheens says his team must stop ex-Bradford Bulls star Sam Burgess to make a winning start to their World Cup campaign.
Bradford Bulls' Adrian Purtell has been given the all-clear to resume his career after a heart attack.
Francis Cummins says he is ready for new role as Bradford Bulls' coach
Catalan Dragons are aiming to lure Bradford forward Elliott Whitehead to the south of France.
The Dragons have confirmed they are in talks with Whitehead, the 23-year-old second rower who was placed on leave by the Bulls after submitting a transfer request.
Salford owner Marwan Koukash revealed earlier this week that he had agreed a deal with Bradford to take Whitehead to Barton but his attempt to persuade the player to make the move to Super League's basement club appears to have floundered.
Whitehead's agent is reported to have told the Bulls his client does not want to join the Reds, although coach Brian Noble said today he has not given up hope of securing his signature.
– Brian Noble, Salford City Reds coach
"I've spoken to Elliott on a couple of occasions. The decision is now with him and his agent.
"If he has other opportunities, I'm sure he's exploring them but I'm pretty confident we're going to offer him a good deal.
"And, despite Francis Cummins saying it could be a backward step, I am pretty confident that it is not."
Salford City Reds have agreed a transfer fee with Bradford Bulls for unsettled second row forward Elliott Whitehead.
The 23-year-old has been in limbo since shocking the Bulls earlier this month by asking for a move, with coach Francis Cummins refusing to select him.
Salford owner Marwan Koukash says he has agreed a "substantial" fee with Bradford for the highly-rated Whitehead and is hoping to finalise a move in time for Friday's home game against St Helens.
Former Bradford Bulls youngster George Burgess has been stood down by his Australian club, South Sydney, after being arrested and charged with causing willful damage.
The 21-year-old prop forward, one of four Dewsbury-born brothers now playing for the Rabbitohs, is alleged to have smashed a car windscreen in Cairns in the early hours of this morning after celebrating his team's 30-24 NRL win over Gold Coast Titans.
He has been charged with two counts of wilful damage to property and is due to appear before magistrates in Cairns on July 10.
In a statement, South Sydney said: "Burgess has admitted guilt to the charges and is co-operating with police over the incident.
"The Rabbitohs informed the NRL integrity unit of the incident on Monday morning.
"The Rabbitohs have stood Burgess down pending further investigation and are working with the NRL integrity unit regarding the details of the penalty to be imposed."
Burgess, who played reserve-grade football for Bradford before joining older brothers Sam and Luke in Sydney two years ago, made his NRL debut in 2012 and has since made 16 appearances.
Along with twin brother Tom, he played for England Knights against Scotland and Ireland last autumn and his sensational form in the NRL this year has put him firmly in contention for a place in England's World Cup team, alongside established international Sam.
Bradford's former England international Chev Walker has signed a new 12-monthcontract with the Bulls, with an option for a further year.
The 30-year-old ex-Leeds and Hull KR centre or back-row forward has appeared in 17 of the club's 20 games so far this season and is delighted to extend his career under Bradford coach Francis Cummins.
"Franny has shown faith in me and I'm more than willing to extend my time here," Walker said. "I feel at home at Bradford and am really enjoying my rugby."
Cummins said: "Chev is an outstanding professional and his experience is immense. He's in the twilight of his career but he lives his life really well with his diet and general lifestyle.
"He's passing that on to his team-mates because he's not prepared to let other people make mistakes, which is a huge thing.
"During pre-season, he just missed out on his personal best for a 40-metre sprint, which he got when he was flying as a young kid.
"He's done really well and is evolving into a middle man whilst trying to learn his trade again."
The Bradford Bulls player Adrian Purtell says he will mark his recovery from a heart attack by playing in the very same match which was the scene of his major health scare last year.
Today, ahead of the Rugby League showcase, the 28 year old has been reflecting on the past 12 months - returning to the hospital in Leeds where his life was saved. Tina Gelder reports.
Bradford Bulls have been granted a new Super League licence for 2014. The Bulls were given only a 12 month provisional licence last September after being taken out of administration by local businessman Omar Khan and Bradford MP Gerry Sutcliffe.
They have now been put on the same footing as the other 13 Super League clubs whose current three year licences expire at the end of next season.
RFL's director of licensing and standards Blake Solly said: "Bradford have delivered good crowds with people paying full rate for their season tickets and the team are obviously performing very well on the pitch. "They're working very hard to make sure the club is a sustainable business."
Adrian Purtell has been speaking to the media after becoming an ambassador for Heart Research UK less than a year after having a heart attack.**
The Bradford Bulls player became ill following a game against Leeds last May. He is currently in full training and will be back on the pitch in March.**
Officials of Hul FC and the Rugby Football League claimed they had no alternative but to call off last night's Super League game with Bradford after motorway chaos left the home side short of players.
An accident on the M62 initially delayed the Bulls coach and despite having to detour on the A19 they were able to reach the ground half an hour before kick off.
But with nine Hull players, who were travelling from their homes in West Yorkshire, unable to make it to the ground before the latest allowed kick off time of 9.15, it was decided to move the game to a 3pm start on Sunday.
– James Clark, Spokesman for Hull FC
"The match had to be postponed. The reason is that there had been a serious collision on the M62. The accident involved an oil tanker that contained an unknown substance and that is why the police had to shut the M62. It did affect the Bradford team coach and they were stuck for over an hour. Unfortuntely we have nine players that live in West Yorkshire and they were travelling across. It was a number that affected whether we could field a team or not."
– Dave Asquith, RFL's match commissioner
"We tried everything humanly possible but when players are struck unfortunately we couldn't accomodate that."
– Stuart Duffy, Bradford football manager
"Fifteen years I have been involved with Bradford Bulls and I have never had to divert off the motorway on the way to a game. Fortunately we were before the A19 (exit and could divert). Realistically eight or nine of their players were not going to be here before 9.15pm which is the latest time the game could have kicked off. It's better for everybody concerned that the game is played on Sunday and we will travel across on Sunday morning.
Tonight's Super League match between Hull and the Bradford Bulls at the KC Stadium has been postponed following the closure of the M62.
The match will now be played at 3pm on Sunday after some of the Hull players were still attempting to arrive at the stadium after the scheduled kick-off.
The Bradford team coach had earlier been caught up in the congestion, caused by an over-turned tanker between junctions 34 and 35, but had arrived at the stadium with just 30 minutes to spare before the 8p kick-off.
Following the traffic chaos, which had also slowed Bradford fans heading east along the M62, the game was initially delayed until 9.15pm. But after further problems the Rugby Football League announced the game would be delayed until Sunday.