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Bradford Bulls: New Bradford coach adds ‘exciting’ element to reborn Bulls

THERE’S AN element of irony to the fact a qualified accountant has been appointed as coach of the new Bradford Bulls.

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I'M IN CHARGE: Geoff Toovey

Geoff Toovey announced as new head coach at Bradford

Former Manly Sea Eagles boss Geoff Toovey has been confirmed as coach of the new Bradford Bulls club.

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Odsal Stadium, Bradford.

RFL defend decisions over new Bradford club as preferred bidders get set to unveil coach

THE RUGBY FOOTBALL League has staunchly defended its actions in both who it has selected as the owners of a new Bradford club but also deciding in which division they will play.

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Former Bradford head coach Rohan Smith.

Red tape prompts ex-Bradford Bulls coach Smith to head home

DEPARTING Bradford Bulls head coach Rohan Smith says visa issues meant he could not explore potential opportunities to work as an assistant in Super League.

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Odsal Stadium, Bradford

New Bradford owners face swift rebuilding job before 2017 kick-off

THERE will be professional rugby league in Bradford once more after Kiwi duo Andrew Chalmers and Graham Lowe finally secured the rights to a new club in the city.

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Rohan Smith.

Bradford rebuilding begins as Smith told to depart

THERE was no press conference, no grand unveiling nor any of the usual sights expected when new owners take over running one of rugby league’s most famous names.

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Rohan Smith

Rohan Smith leaves as new Bradford owners search for head coach

BARELY a couple of hours after confirming their involvement, the owners of a new club in Bradford revealed it is on the look-out for a new head coach after Rohan Smith was told he would not be involved.
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Bradford fans will have a team to support in 2017.

Owners confirmed for Bradford’s new rugby league club

Andrew Chalmers and Graham Lowe have finally confirmed that they are the new owners of the professional rugby league club created in Bradford.

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Up in the air: It is still not certain whether rugby league will be continued to be played in Bradford in 2017. (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Bradford saga: RFL under fire over handling of bidding process

A SECOND interested party in starting up a new Bradford club has lambasted the manner in which the Rugby Football League handled the application process.

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Bradford fans look on during a game at Odsal.

RFL say Bradford’s new owners offer ‘an exciting and stable future’

New owners have been secured for Bradford, the Rugby Football League have announced.

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Gary Hetherington, left, and Paul Caddick on the day they came to the rescue of Leeds, 20 years ago. (Picture: Mark Bickerdike)

Gary Hetherington shows Leeds Rhinos’ old rivals survival blueprint as fight to keep Bradford alive goes on

LEEDS RHINOS’ chief executive Gary Hetherington believes troubled Bradford can return to Super League’s top table but only if any new owner has the financial muscle his club showed during their own nadir.

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Kieren Moss tackled by Featherstone Rovers pair Michael Channing and Jordan Baldwinson

Moss joins Bradford exodus to sign for Hull KR

HULL KR have signed full-back Kieren Moss from Bradford Bulls.

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Batley Bulldogs chief executive Paul Harrison.

Batley Bulldogs v Bradford Bulls friendly called off

Batley Bulldogs’ pre-season game against a Bradford Select side on Sunday has been called off.

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Kieren Moss tackled by Featherstone Rovers pair Michael Channing and Jordan Baldwinson

Hull KR recruit Australian full-back Kieren Moss from Bradford Bulls

HULL KR have signed full-back Kieren Moss from Bradford Bulls.
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Fans of liquidated club Bradford Bulls will hope there are brighter days in prospect with four bids submitted to the Rugby Football League to set up a new club in the city (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Fans would have pivotal role in one of four Bradford RL bids

ONE of the four bids the Rugby Football League are considering to take on a new club in Bradford has based its application on replicating the supporters’ trust model central to German football.

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Bradford Bulls' Adam O'Brien celebrates his second try  in the Championship Sheild Final.   Picture: Tony Johnson.

O’Brien joins Huddersfield as Bradford exodus continues

Promising hooker Adam O’Brien will join four of his old Bradford team-mates at Huddersfield as the break-up of the defunct Bulls continues.

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Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell (Picture: Simon Hulme).

Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell sees tough time ahead for any owner of new club in Bradford

HULL KR chairman Neil Hudgell last night said the Rugby Football League faces a “real struggle” to get new owners for a club in Bradford and conceded he would never entertain such a proposition.

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Kris Welham, who played for Bradford Bulls last season, has joined Salford Red Devils while erstwhile Odsal team-mate Alex Mellor completed a move to Huddersfield Giants.

RFL have clear view on how Bulls bids must shape up

IN A rare move, the Rugby Football League have made public what they expect any new owners of Bradford to deliver – including personal guarantees that the club will fulfil their fixtures until the end of 2019 at least.

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Kris Welham charges down the wing for Bradford Bulls last season

Bradford Bulls player of year Kris Welham joins Salford Red Devils

Bradford Bulls player of the year Kris Welham is back in Super League having joined Salford Red Devils on a two-year deal.

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Btradford Bulls' Alex Mellor

Huddersfield Giants sign Alex Mellor as Bradford Bulls exodus continues

Huddersfield Giants coach Rick Stone has completed the signing of Bradford Bulls back-row/centre Alex Mellor but warned what happened to their West Yorkshire rivals is a “wake-up call to everyone involved in the administration of our sport.”

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