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Bradford Bulls sack coach

Struggling Super League club Bradford Bulls are looking for a new coach after sacking Francis Cummins. Captain Matt Diskin will take charge of the team for Friday night's game against Hull KR.

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James Lowes given permission to speak to Bulls

James Lowes

Leeds Carnegie coach James Lowes has moved a step closer to becoming the new Bradford Bulls coach, after he was granted permission to speak to the Super League club about the position.

On Tuesday Leeds Carnegie issued a statement to confirm Lowes was in contract and it was the club's desire for him to stay on in this role but following subsequent discussions with him, the club have agreed to allow their head coach to speak with the Bulls.

Leeds Carnegie's Chairman Sir Ian McGeechan said:

"Following our statement yesterday regarding the speculation linking James Lowes to the vacant Head Coaches position at Bradford Bulls we can confirm that James has since asked the club for permission to speak with Bradford and we therefore have reluctantly agreed to his request."

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