2008 Bradford Bulls season

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2008 Bradford Bulls season
Super League XIII 5th
Play-off result Elimination Play-Off
Challenge Cup Quarter Final
2008 record Wins: 16; Draws: 0; Losses: 14
Points scored For: 879; Against: 699
Team information
Chairman Peter Hood
Head Coach Steve McNamara
Captain
Stadium Odsal Stadium
Top scorers
Tries Semi Tadulala - 23
Goals Paul Deacon - 89
Points Paul Deacon - 190
2007 List of seasons 2009 >

This article details the Bradford Bulls rugby league football club's 2008 season. This is the 13th season of the Super League era.

Season Review[edit]

February 2008

March 2008

April 2008

May 2008

2008 Milestones[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Saintscolours.svg St Helens 27 21 1 5 940 457 +483 43
2 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27 21 0 6 863 413 +450 42
3 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 16 2 9 694 625 +69 34
4 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 27 13 3 11 648 698 −50 29
5 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 27 14 0 13 705 625 +80 28
6 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 27 14 0 13 690 713 −23 28
7 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 27 11 1 15 564 713 −149 23
8 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 27 11 0 16 574 760 −186 22
9 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 27 11 0 16 569 763 −194 22
10 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 10 1 16 638 681 −43 21
11 Hullcolours.svg Hull 27 8 1 18 538 699 −157 17
12 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 27 7 1 19 593 869 −276 15
  Teams qualifying for the Play-offs

Source: superleague.co.uk.
Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: for win = 2; for draw = 1; for loss = 0.

2008 Fixtures and results[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss

2008 Engage Super League

Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att
10 February 2008 Super League XIII 1 Wcatscolours.svgWakefield A Belle Vue L 24-26 Newton (2), Platt, Sykes Deacon 4/5 9,851
16 February 2008 Super League XIII 2 Giantscolours.svgHuddersfield H Odsal Stadium W 38-12 Finnigan (2), Evans, Morrison, Newton, Sykes Deacon 7/7 10,124
22 February 2008 Super League XIII 3 Saintscolours.svgSt Helens H Odsal Stadium L 16-22 Sykes (2), Evans Deacon 2/3 10,756
1 March 2008 Super League XIII 4 Wigancolours.svgWigan A JJB Stadium L 14-28 Feather, Godwin Deacon 3/3 15,444
8 March 2008 Super League XIII 5 Catalanscolours.svgCatalan A Stade Gilbert Brutus W 20-18 Finnigan, Hape, Morrison Deacon 4/4 7,485
16 March 2008 Super League XIII 6 Wolvescolours.svgWarrington H Odsal Stadium W 23-10 Burgess, Jeffries, Sykes Deacon 5/6 11,838
20 March 2008 Super League XIII 7 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds A Headingley Stadium L 2-44 - Deacon 1/1 19,296
24 March 2008 Super League XIII 8 Quinscolours.svgHarlequins H Odsal Stadium W 32-24 Burgess, Deacon, Evans, Halley, Solomona Deacon 6/6 8,428
30 March 2008 Super League XIII 9 Cascolours.pngCastleford H Odsal Stadium W 50-4 Tadulala (3), Evans, Godwin, Hape, Jeffries, Nero, Sykes Deacon 6/8, Harris 1/1 10,119
4 April 2008 Super League XIII 10 Hullcolours.svgHull FC A KC Stadium W 24-8 Burgess, Cook, Nero, Tadulala Deacon 4/6 13,617
13 April 2008 Super League XIII 11 HKRcolours.svgHull KR A Craven Park L 18-20 Solomona, Sykes, Tadulala Harris 3/3 8,377
27 April 2008 Super League XIII 12 Wigancolours.svgWigan H Odsal Stadium W 26-12 Evans, Hape, Jeffries, Tadulala Deacon 5/7 11,894
3 May 2008 Magic Weekend 13 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds N Millennium Stadium L 26-40 Tadulala (2), Burgess, Hape Deacon 5/7 30,628
18 May 2008 Super League XIII 14 Cascolours.pngCastleford A The Jungle W 46-24 Burgess, Finnigan, Jeffries, Langley, Morrison, Newton, Platt, Sykes Deacon 7/8 7,855
23 May 2008 Super League XIII 15 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds H Odsal Stadium L 14-30 Halley, Solomona, Tupou Sykes 1/3 14,013
8 June 2008 Super League XIII 16 Catalanscolours.svgCatalan H Odsal Stadium L 16-24 Burgess, Jeffries, Sykes Harris 2/3 8,346
13 June 2008 Super League XIII 17 Saintscolours.svgSt Helens A Knowsley Road L 20-58 Halley, Harris, Sykes, Tadulala Sykes 2/3, Harris 0/1 9,009
22 June 2008 Super League XIII 18 Hullcolours.svgHull FC H Odsal Stadium W 36-22 Tadulala (2), Cook, Hape, Lynch, Newton, Sykes Harris 4/7 9,511
29 June 2008 Super League XIII 19 HKRcolours.svgHull KR H Odsal Stadium W 40-20 Sykes (2), Finnigan, Hape, Harris, Platt, Solomona Harris 6/7 9,741
6 July 2008 Super League XIII 20 Giantscolours.svgHuddersfield A Galpharm Stadium L 24-25 Finnigan, Lynch, Newton, Platt Harris 4/5 10,786
11 July 2008 Super League XIII 21 Wolvescolours.svgWarrington A Halliwell Jones Stadium L 28-32 Jeffries, Lynch, Nero, Platt, Tadulala Deacon 4/5 8,158
20 July 2008 Super League XIII 22 Wcatscolours.svgWakefield H Odsal Stadium W 24-10 Deacon, Harris, Jeffries, Newton Deacon 4/4 9,429
3 August 2008 Super League XIII 23 Quinscolours.svgHarlequins A Twickenham Stoop L 24-36 Finnigan, Jeffries, Lynch, Tadulala Harris 4/4 2,534
8 August 2008 Super League XIII 24 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds A Headingley Stadium L 18-28 Evans, Godwin, Sykes Harris 3/3 17,508
17 August 2008 Super League XIII 25 Hullcolours.svgHull FC H Odsal Stadium W 42-14 Cook, Deacon, Evans, Godwin, Jeffries, Newton, Vagana Deacon 7/7 9,181
25 August 2008 Super League XIII 26 HKRcolours.svgHull KR H Odsal Stadium W 42-18 Cook, Evans, Halley, Nero, Newton, Solomona, Sykes, Tadulala Deacon 5/7, Vagana 0/1 10,353
6 September 2008 Super League XIII 27 Cascolours.pngCastleford A The Jungle W 18-16 Tadulala (3) Deacon 1/2, Harris 2/2 8,067

Challenge Cup[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss
Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att
19 April 2008 Cup 4th ToulouseRLcolours.PNGToulouse H Odsal Stadium W 98-6 Halley (4), Morrison (3), Tadulala (3), Finnigan (2), Jeffries (2), Burgess, Evans, Tupou Harris 15/17 3,569
11 May 2008 Cup 5th Catalanscolours.svgCatalan H Odsal Stadium W 46-16 Tadulala (3), Burgess, Halley, Hape, Langley, Nero Deacon 7/7, Harris 0/1 5,057
1 June 2008 Cup QF Hullcolours.svgHull FC H Odsal Stadium L 16-22 Sykes, Tupou Harris 4/5 5,597

Playoffs[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss
Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att
21 September 2007 Play-offs EPO Wigancolours.svgWigan N Halton Stadium L 14-30 Finnigan, Lynch Deacon 2/2, Harris 1/1 6,806

2008 squad statistics[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Bradford Bulls.
  • Appearances and Points include (Super League,Challenge Cup and Play-offs) as of 2014.
No Player Position Tries Goals DG Points
1 Michael Platt Fullback 5 0 0 20
2 Dave Halley Wing 9 0 0 36
3 James Evans Centre 9 0 0 36
4 Shontayne Hape Centre 7 0 0 28
5 Tame Tupou Wing 3 0 0 12
6 Iestyn Harris Stand Off 3 49 0 110
7 Paul Deacon Scrum-half 3 89 0 190
8 Joe Vagana Prop 1 0 0 4
9 Terry Newton Hooker 9 0 0 36
10 Andy Lynch Prop 5 0 0 20
11 David Solomona Second Row 5 0 0 20
12 Glenn Morrison Second Row 6 0 0 24
13 Jamie Langley Loose forward 2 0 0 8
14 Chris Feather Prop 1 0 0 4
15 Matt Cook Second Row 4 0 0 16
16 Sam Burgess Prop 8 0 0 32
17 Matt James Prop 0 0 0 0
18 Craig Kopczak Prop 0 0 0 0
19 Simon Finnigan Second Row 10 0 0 40
20 Wayne Godwin Hooker 4 0 0 16
22 Ben Jeffries Stand Off 11 0 0 44
23 Chris Nero Centre 5 0 0 20
24 Paul Sykes Centre 16 3 0 70
25 Semi Tadulala Wing 23 0 0 92
26 Jason Crookes Centre 0 0 0 0
27 Richard Johnson Loose Forward 0 0 0 0
30 Keale Carlile Hooker 0 0 0 0

Captain sports.svg = Captain Injury icon 2.svg = Injured X (1).png = Suspended

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