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New Bradford Bulls coach Geoff Toovey adds ‘exciting’ element to reborn club

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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Graphic: Graeme Bandeira.

Ready and willing: Toronto Wolfpack set to bear claws on transatlantic adventure

IF ANYONE had told Richard Whiting he would ever play at Hull FC for a club called Toronto Wolfpack, he would immediately think they had endured one big hit too many.

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Former Bradford Bulls forward Ben Kavanagh, who has signed for Hull KR.

Ben Kavanagh eyes return to Super League with Hull KR

RELEGATED Hull Kingston Rovers have further strengthened their bid for an immediate return to Super League by signing Scotland prop Ben Kavanagh on a two-year deal.

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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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Video: Numbers game could bring in more tries for Leeds Rhinos’ Ryan Hall

GIVEN his huge frame now and those trademark robust finishes, it is hard to imagine Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall nearly missed out on the professional game due to a lack of size.

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Featherstone Rovers' Josh Hardcastle and coach Jon Sharp

Hardcastle agrees two-year contract with Featherstone Rovers

Featherstone Rovers have signed Featherstone Lions outside-back Josh Hardcastle after he scored four tries in three games during a pre-season spell as a trialist.

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Video - Clean sweep: Brian McDermott sets the bar high for Leeds Rhinos

LEEDS RHINOS head coach Brian McDermott sees no reason why his squad cannot go from famine to feast and “win everything” on offer in 2017.

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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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Eagles coach Mark Aston

Sheffield Eagles join forces with Super League newcomers Leigh Centurions to draft in players

Sheffield Eagles’ rebuilding work has continued after it set up a dual-registration partnership agreement with Super League newcomers Leigh Centurions for 2017.

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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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Jordan Cox

Sheffield Eagles make double signing for 2017

Sheffield Eagles have strengthened their 2017 squad with the double signing of Super League forward Jordan Cox and former loan star Will Hope.

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Liam Sutcliffe

Hunslet RLFC 14 Leeds Rhinos 21 - Handley bags brace as Leeds win Jepson Cup

Winger Ash Handley scored two tries as Leeds Rhinos edged out hosts Hunslet 21-14 to win the inaugural Harry Jepson OBE Memorial Cup tie.

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Video: Rejuvenated Kyle Wood ready to rebuild career with Wakefield Trinity

THERE was a time Kyle Wood thought relentless injury torment might end his career but now, ahead of his third spell with Wakefield Trinity, he feels ready to produce his best form yet.

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Flummoxed: Leeds Rhinos long-serving chief executive Gary Hetherington has put the onus on coaches to ensure that rugby league continues to be an attractive spectator-sport but admits he does not have all the answers. (Picture: Steve Riding)

Attack, attack, attack: Now is the time for Super League coaches to release shackles

LEEDS RHINOS chief executive Gary Hetherington believes coaches should be rewarded for encouraging attacking play to liven up a “sanitised” Super League.

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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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