STEVE CROSSLEY: 'THE PRESSURE'S ON!'

26 May 2015

STEVE Crossley returned to Bradford Bulls action over the weekend – as James Lowes’ men overcame Halifax for the second time in as many months – but the front-rower admits he is being “kept on his toes”.

The former Castleford Tigers talent came through Saturday’s Summer Bash unscathed having overcome a hamstring injury.

However, with more than half-a-dozen props available to James Lowes, the 24-year-old says he is facing tough competition to keep his spot in the Bradford boss’ first-choice 17.

“It was great to be back out there over the weekend, after picking up a frustrating hamstring injury in my first game at Doncaster,” said Crossley, who is sponsored by The Top House.

“But the pressure is most certainly on for me, given the amount of options Jimmy (Lowes) has up front.

“If anyone doesn’t perform then they know they could find themselves out of the team.

“But it is great in terms of continuing to raise standards and keeping intensity high because we are being kept on our toes.

“I am pretty happy with my progress but there is certainly much more to come from me.

“As the weeks go on, I hope to find my best form and really make an impact during the closing stages of the season and, of course, the Super Eights.”

The Bulls return to Kingstone Press Championship action on Sunday, taking on former Super League rivals London Broncos at The Hive. 

You can secure tickets for the round-fifteen contest by CLICKING HERE or calling a member of our ticketing team – on 08448 711 490 – during normal office hours.

PLEASE NOTE: Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone provider's access charge.

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BULLS SUPPORTERS LIGHT UP SUMMER BASH

26 May 2015

OVER 15,000 fans flocked to Blackpool for the first-ever Summer Bash over the weekend, enjoying two days of spectacular Kingstone Press Championship action at Bloomfield Road.

More than a third of those who turned out for day one were Bulls supporters, with almost 3,000 Bradford fans making the trip.

And their presence made for an incredible atmosphere by the seaside, as James Lowes’ men extended their unbeaten run by seeing off local rivals Halifax.

Nigel Wood, the chief executive of the Rugby Football League (RFL), said: “Summer Bash has been an event that the whole sport should feel proud of, it has been a fantastic weekend showcasing the Kingstone Press Championship and League 1.

“I would like to thank the fans who turned out in their thousands to create a carnival atmosphere both inside and outside the stadium, they have really embraced the new concept and helped make the event a great success.

“For the fans who couldn’t make it to Bloomfield Road they were able to enjoy the high quality drama on the field by watching the great coverage Sky Sports provided over the weekend."

The RFL says a full evaluation of Summer Bash will now take place with all stakeholders.

Enjoy more of the same this coming weekend and join the Bulls as they venture south to battle London Broncos at The Hive. 

Tickets are now available and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE.

For more information, or to secure return coach travel and tickets over the phone, simply call a member of our team on 08448 711 490 NOW!

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MATCH REPORT: BULLS BASH HALIFAX BY THE SEASIDE

23 May 2015

ADRIAN Purtell bagged a stunning double as Bradford Bulls enjoyed victory by the seaside, brushing aside neighbouring Halifax in Summer Bash action at Bloomfield Road. 

The Australian three-quarter grabbed tries either side of the break, as James Lowes’ men battled tirelessly to seal a 12th-straight Kingstone Press Championship success.

The Bulls were made to work for the their latest triumph, however, and more than half an hour had passed before the game’s first points were registered.

But in the end class prevailed and Bradford produced an impressive performance in front of almost 3,000 travelling supporters.

CLICK HERE to read a full match report.

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THE BIG ONE RESULTS: WEEK 41

22 May 2015

THE latest BIG ONE Lottery draw has been made and we are delighted to announce the latest list of winners.

 

S Simpson, Mrs Rawnsley, P Newsham, J Crabbe and V Pounder have each bagged the £100 cash prize – whilst agent D Kaye wins a meal at Cue Gardens.

 

S Smith, M Jones, R Hartley, S Nakonecznyi, J Atkinson, D Burns, T Hargreaves and S Appleyard will all enjoy meals at a host of different venues.

 

J Daly will enjoy FOUR free pints at the Market Tavern whilst R Parkinson and J Purvis will do the same at The White Swan and The Top House respectively.

 

N Anderton, meanwhile, has won the opportunity to have lunch with the Bradford Bulls playing squad.

 

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning £100 each and every day whilst supporting the development of your #FutureBulls, CLICK HERE to email a member of our Big One team today!

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GAMEDAY GUIDE: SUMMER BASH EDITION

22 May 2015

THIS weekend will see James Lowes’ Bradford Bulls travel to Blackpool for the inaugural Summer Bash.

The Team Shop at The Provident Stadium will open at 8.00am until 4.00pm, enabling any supporter travelling to Bloomfield Road their very last chance to pick up a limited edition Summer Bash kit!

Supporters who have purchased official travel are reminded that coaches will depart at 8:30am prompt from Car Park B, with a suggested 8:15am arrival time.

Any supporters who have chosen to travel using this option are invited to leave any vehicle within Car Park B free of charge however vehicles are left at the owners’ own risk.

The Bloomfield Road ticket office opens at 10.00am with gates opening an hour later - at 11.00am.

The itinerary for Saturday (May 23) is as follows:

12noon                  North Wales Crusaders vs Swinton Lions
2:30pm                 Workington Town vs Whitehaven RLFC
4:45pm                 London Broncos vs Sheffield Eagles
7:00pm                     Bradford Bulls vs Halifax RLFC

Official coaches will depart from the pick-up point 20 minutes after the final whistle. Each coach will have a Bulls Courier who will be contactable for any queries throughout the day.

Supporters making their own travel arrangements can find directions and parking advice on the RFL supporter guide – by CLICKING HERE.  

Bulls supporters with day or weekend unreserved tickets are advised to head to the South Stand.

Those who have purchased weekend tickets are reminded to retain their ticket to allow entry to the event on Sunday. 

All tickets that have been left for collection at the Bulls Team Shop have now been transported for collection from Bloomfield Road. 

Don't forget: we've teamed up with Walkabout Blackpool to bring you a range of fantastic drink offers PLUS 25% off all food orders. 

All you need to do is visit them before our game kicks off at 7.00pm on Saturday wearing your Bulls shirt with pride or show them your 1863 members card.

Visit them 1 - 9 Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1NL this weekend!

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