30 Jun 2015
BRADFORD Bulls have agreed the release of young front-rower Sam Bates by mutual consent.
The 19-year-old came through the club’s junior ranks and went on to make two Super League appearances for the Bulls in 2014.
He agreed a new contract with the club last August but has this season struggled with an ongoing ankle injury.
Managing Director Steve Ferres said: "We would like to thank Sam for his hard work throughout his time here and wish him all the best for the future."
Meanwhile, James Lowes' men return to action tomorrow night, welcoming Featherstone Rovers to the Provident Stadium, Odsal.
The rescheduled round-thirteen Kingstone Press Championship contest is to get underway from 8.00pm and you can secure tickets - and SAVE on gameday admission prices - by CLICKING HERE!
29 Jun 2015
THIS Wednesday, before James Lowes squad take on Featherstone Rovers, we are inviting you to ‘#ASKTHETEAM’ live in The Provident Stadium's marquee bar.
The rearranged round-thirteen fixture will kick off at 8.00pm, on July 1, when the Bulls will aim to cement their place at the top of the Kingstone Press Championship table.
Gates open at 6.00pm and we are giving you the chance to ‘#ASKTHETEAM’ with Lee Gaskell, Etu Uaisele and Alex Mellor all on hand to answer your questions.
While waiting for your questions to be answered, you can quench your thirst with discounted pints of lager and Bulls Bitter for just £2.50 – but this offer will not last and will only be available until 7.30pm!
For those of you travelling to The Provident Stadium straight from work, hot food will also be available with ‘street food-style’ chicken chow mein noodle pots and a selection of pasties – all priced at just £2.50 each.
The entertainment will continue on the pitch from 7.00pm with live music, including performances from the 2015 Bullettes and the world-famous Bullman and Bullboy!
The Team Shop will open from 9.00am and remain open until 30 minutes after the game ends for all your official Bulls merchandise needs – including a BRAND-NEW range of leisure tees available for £14.99 or '2 for £20'.
For your chance to get your question answered, all you need to do is submit it on the Bulls Official facebook or twitter pages using #ASKTHETEAM and then join us at The Provident Stadium from 6.00pm.
29 Jun 2015
EPALAHAME Lauaki returns to Bradford Bulls’ 19-man squad – brought to you by Access Solutions Northern (ASN Doors) – ahead of Wednesday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash with Featherstone Rovers at the Provident Stadium, Odsal.
The giant front-rower’s inclusion, in place of winger Etu Uaisele, is the only change to the pre-match line-up unveiled prior to the Bulls' weekend victory over Batley Bulldogs.
THE ASN DOORS 19-MAN SQUAD: Adam Henry, Adam O’Brien, Adam Sidlow, Adrian Purtell, Chev Walker, Dale Ferguson, Dan Fleming, Danny Addy, Danny Williams, Epalahame Lauaki, Harry Siejka, James Mendeika, Jay Pitts, Matty Blythe, Paul Clough, Ryan Shaw, Steve Crossley, Tom Olbison, Vila Halafihi.
Tickets for the Bulls’ mid-week test against Featherstone Rovers are still available and can be purchased online, by CLICKING HERE, or over the phone by calling 08448 711 490 (option 1).
29 Jun 2015
HEAD coach James Lowes was left feeling content yesterday following Bradford Bulls’ 34-16 victory over Batley Bulldogs.
The win, Bradford's 17th consecutive in the Kingstone Press Championship, lifted Lowes’ men into the top spot for the first time this season.
However, the new league leaders were made to work for the win against a struggling Batley side, desperate for the points.
“I thought it was a hard-fought win,” said Lowes, who is sponsored in memory of Joyce Dobby.
“We went through good periods and we went through poor periods but it was good to come away with a decent victory in the end.
“At certain times in the game, we needed to be better but we worked as hard as Batley and we made it difficult for them.
“Of course they are going to make it hard for us as well and they came here and refused to lie down.”
Injuries to a number of the Bulls’ half-back options forced Adrian Purtell into the halves but Lowes was pleased with his centre's performance.
“I thought Adrian did a solid job,” added Lowes.
“He did it without being overly flashy but he is not that sort of player.
“Also, it was Matty Blythe’s first 80 minutes for quite a long time and it was good to see him come through.
“I am very confident that the boys can step it up from here for the rest of the season and, first and foremost, Wednesday."
Tickets for the Bulls' mid-week test against Featherstone Rovers are still available and can be purchased online, by CLICKING HERE, or over the phone by calling 08448 711 490 (option 1).
28 Jun 2015
BRADFORD Bulls moved to the top of the Kingstone Press Championship after sealing a hard-fought victory over Batley Bulldogs this afternoon.
James Lowes’ men charged back from conceding an early try to establish a comfortable interval lead, much thanks to an Adam Henry brace.
The desperate Bulldogs kept themselves in the game for the majority of the second half but the Bulls’ class told as they pulled away during the final 10 minutes, thanks to a pair of Matty Blythe tries.