Season Preview: Bradford Bulls

Head coach: Francis Cummins

Last season: 9th

In:

Garreth Carvell (Warrington)

Dale Ferguson (Huddersfield)

Matty Blythe (Warrington)

Adam Henry (Sydney Roosters)

Lee Gaskell (St Helens)

Luke George (Huddersfield)

Danny Bridge (Warrington)

Out:

Frank Winterstein (Released)

Keith Lulia (West Tigers)

John Bateman (Wigan)

Heath L’Estrange (Sydney Roosters)

Michael Platt (North Wales)

Jobe Murphy (Dewsbury)

Jamie Langley (Hull KR)

Curtis Naughton (Sydney Roosters)

Garreth Carvell (Hull FC)

Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield)

Squad:

1 Brett Kearney FULL BACK

2 Elliot Kear WINGER

3 Adrian Purtell WINGER

4 Matt Blythe CENTRE

5 Jamie Foster WINGER

7 Luke Gale SCRUM HALF

8 Nick Scruton PROP FORWARD

9 Matt Diskin HOOKER

11 Tom Olbison SECOND ROW

12 Dale Ferguson SECOND ROW

13 Chev Walker SECOND ROW

14 Manase Manuokafoa PROP FORWARD

15 Adam Sidlow PROP FORWARD

16 Danny Addy LOOSE FORWARD

17 Lee Gaskell STAND OFF

18 James Donaldson LOOSE FORWARD

19 Adam O’Brien HOOKER

20 Luke George WINGER

21 Adam Henry CENTRE

22 Sam Wood CENTRE

23 Oliver Roberts SECOND ROW

24 Alex Mellor SECOND ROW

25 Nathan Conroy HOOKER

Danny Bridge SECOND ROW

James’ prediction: 12th

View from the pitch:

Luke Gale – “We put the off-field problems to the back of our mind and just get on with aiming for on-field achievements. For us that will be reaching the play-offs.”