RETURNING TRIO TO START

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27th April 2014

THE returning trio of Matt Diskin, Luke George and Jamie Foster have been included in Bradford Bulls' starting line-up for this afternoon's fifth-round Tetley's Challenge Cup battle with Catalan Dragons (kick-off 3.00pm) 

George is back following a six-week absence, with Diskin and Foster regaining full fitness having missed the Bulls' previous two outings.

Ex-Huddersfield, Wakefield and Hull KR talent George is to feature at centre in the Bradford backline, inside Elliot Kear, with Foster appearing on the left wing alongside full-back Brett Kearney and three-quarter Adrian Purtell.

Luke Gale again partners Lee Gaskell in the halves as Jamal Fakir lines up in the front row to face his former club, next to skipper Diskin and fellow prop forward Manase Manuokafoa.

New signing Jay Pitts makes his Bulls debut in the second row, with Scotland 2013 World Cup star Danny Addy joining him.

Chev Walker has been named at loose forward, completing the Bradford pack.

Adam Sidlow, who missed the Bulls' Easter Monday trip to Wigan, joins Adam O'Brien, Tom Olbison and Adam Henry on the interchange bench, with Francis Cummins' side looking to book a coveted quarter-final spot.

 

STARTING LINE-UP

1. Brett Kearney

2. Elliot Kear

20. Luke George

3. Adrian Purtell

5. Jamie Foster

17. Lee Gaskell

7. Luke Gale

30. Jamal Fakir

9. Matt Diskin (c)

14. Manase Manuokafoa

33. Jay Pitts

16. Danny Addy

13. Chev Walker

 

INTERCHANGES

15. Adam Sidlow

19. Adam O'Brien

11. Tom Olbison

21. Adam Henry

 

Gates are NOW open and you can see all of the action right here, at The Provident Stadium, with admission priced at £20 (adults), £15 (concessions) and £10 (juniors).

RETURNING TRIO TO START DOMAIN