Bradford Bulls given permission to leave Odsal for one season

Bradford Bulls have been given conditional permission to leave Odsal and groundshare with the Dewsbury Rams for one season.

The RFL Board of Directors say they have granted permission reluctantly and on the basis that the club’s intention is to return to Bradford in the near future.

The Bulls are currently paying rent to the Rugby League, who bought the lease of the stadium at the height of the club's financial problems in 2012.

They will play home matches in Dewsbury for the 2020 season if they can provide the RFL with further financial information on the impact of the move.

The RFL says until this information is provided, the Club will remain in special measures and is not allowed to sign players.