DONALDSON STARTS AS PAIR RETURN

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8th June 2014

JAMES DONALDSON has been recalled to Bradford Bulls' starting line-up for this afternoon's Tetley's Challenge Cup clash against Warrington Wolves (kick-off 3.30pm).

The Cumbrian-born back-rower suffered a season-ending injury in the same fixture – four years ago – but today has his chance to set the record straight, lining up at loose forward.

Jay Pitts and Tom Olbison sit just in front of him, with Manase Manuokafoa, Matt Diskin and Chev Walker completing the Bradford pack – and front row.

Danny Addy again partners Luke Gale in the halves, lining up at stand-off.

And coach Francis Cummins has named the exact same backline as the one which helped see off Wakefield Trinity Wildcats last weekend, with Lee Gaskell, Elliot Kear, Matty Blythe, Adrian Purtell and Luke George all starting.

Adam Henry returns, alongside Adam O'Brien, joining Adam Sidlow and Jamal Fakir on the Bulls' interchange bench.

Phil Bentham will referee this afternoon's last-eight tie, with the winner advancing through into the competition's semi-finals – and 80 minutes from Wembley.

Jamie Foster and Dale Ferguson, who were both included in Cummins' 19-man squad, miss out.

STARTING LINE-UP:

17. Lee Gaskell

2. Elliot Kear

4. Matty Blythe

3. Adrian Purtell

20. Luke George

16. Danny Addy

7. Luke Gale

14. Manase Manuokafoa

9. Matt Diskin

13. Chev Walker

33. Jay Pitts

11. Tom Olbison

18. James Donaldson

INTERCHANGES:

19. Adam O'Brien

30. Jamal Fakir

15. Adam Sidlow

21. Adam Henry

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