BALDWINSON TO MAKE FIRST START

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20th June 2014

RISING front-row talent Jordan Baldwinson will tonight make his first-ever start in Bradford Bulls colours, as caretaker player-coach Matt Diskin's side do battle with Hull Kingston Rovers (kick-off 8.00pm).

The 19-year-old has made two First:Utility Super League appearances for the Bulls, appearing against Catalan Dragons, in May, and Salford Red Devils, last time out.

Baldwinson will line-up at prop this evening, alongside skipper Diskin and fellow forward Adam Sidlow, with the returning Jay Pitts, Tom Olbison and James Donaldson making up the Bradford back row.

Matty Blythe returns to the Bulls' three-quarter line, as a result of Pitts' inclusion, where he will appear inside Luke George.

Full-back Lee Gaskell, centre Adrian Purtell and winger Elliot Kear complete the backline, with Danny Addy again partnering Luke Gale in the halves.

A beefed up Bradford interchange bench includes French powerhouse Jamal Fakir, Tongan international Manase Manuokafoa, dual-code star Chev Walker and young hooker Adam O'Brien.

STARTING LINE-UP

17. Lee Gaskell

2. Elliot Kear

3. Adrian Purtell

4. Matty Blythe

20. Luke George

16. Danny Addy

7. Luke Gale

36. Jordan Baldwinson

9. Matt Diskin (c)

15. Adam Sidlow

33. Jay Pitts

11. Tom Olbison

18. James Donaldson

INTERCHANGES

19. Adam O'Brien

30. Jamal Fakir

14. Manase Manuokafoa

13. Chev Walker

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