Bradford Bulls say there is ‘no substance’ to claims issued against them by former players and staff employed by the former Bulls club before its liquidation in January.
The Guardian reported that 47 separate cases will be brought against the Rugby Football League, Bradford Bulls Northern Limited – the holding company of the Bulls when they were placed into liquidation – and the new company that replaced them, Bradford Bulls 2017 Limited.
An employment tribunal will hear cases this year as claimants bid to recover money lost while the Championship club experienced financial difficulties.
Bulls’ statement read: “We are aware of a claim against our club, the RFL, and the administrator regarding employees of the liquidated company Bradford Bulls Northern Limited.
“Bradford Bulls 2017 Limited was granted a new license to participate in the RFL’s competitions after being selected from potential bidders in mid-January 2017.
“Bradford Bulls 2017 Limited is a separate and completely unrelated company to the liquidated company, Bradford Bulls Northern Limited.
“The legal advice given concerning this matter is that there is no substance to this claim.
“As this is a legal matter, we are refraining from commenting further at this time.”