Bradford Bulls: Andrew Chalmers and Graham Lowe announced as new owners

Andrew Chalmers and Graham Lowe have released a statement announcing themselves as the owners of a reformed Bradford Bulls.

They arrived late yesterday from New Zealand and met a 25-strong playing group, interim management and coaching staff.

Andrew Chalmers, said: “I am delighted that we have been given the opportunity to create what we hope will be a strong and stable club in Bradford. The history and tradition of Rugby League in this great city is something we are both very aware of.

“We are under no illusion of the enormity of the task that is ahead of us and that it is our job to win the trust of supporters and deliver a club that they are proud of. One of our first commitments to the RFL was that all season tickets for the 2017 season that have already been purchased by Bradford Bulls supporters would be honoured by the new club."

In addressing the players and coaching staff on Monday, Graham Lowe, said: “We do not see this as a quick fix and we will work through the immediate issue of offering full-time playing contracts to the team. This is expected to be accomplished in the next 48 hours and following that we will look at bolstering the playing squad as necessary to replace those players who have secured contracts elsewhere.”

Bradford Bulls went into liquidation earlier this month.