2009 Bradford Bulls season

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2009 Bradford Bulls
League 9th SL
2009 record P28-W13-L15
Home record P13-W4-D1-L8
Away record P14-W8-L6
Points for 653 (5th)
Points against 668 (5th)
Team information
Chairman Peter Hood
Coach Steve McNamara
Captain Paul Deacon
Ground Grattan Stadium
Average attendance 9,677
Top scorers
Tries Semi Tadulala 14
Goals Paul Deacon 90
Points Paul Deacon 187
 < 2008 List 2010

This article details the Bradford Bulls rugby league football club's 2009 season.

This is the fourteenth season of the Super League era.

2009 fixtures and results[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss

2009 Engage Super League

Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att TV Report
8 Feb 2009 League 1 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins A Stoop P Highlights Report
15 February 2009 League 2 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR H Grattan Stadium D 13–13 Tadulala, Nero Deacon 3/4 12,141 Boots N All Report
27 February 2009 League 3 Giantscolours.svg Giants H Grattan Stadium L 12–16 Morrison Deacon 4/4 10,186 Boots N All Report
7 Mar 2009 League 4 Wigancolours.svg Warriors A JJB Stadium L 10–44 Sheriffe, Menzies Deacon 1/2 12,588 Sky Sports Report
15 March 2009 League 5 Hullcolours.svg Hull H Grattan Stadium L 24–36 Jeffries, Sherriffe, Menzies, Tadulala Deacon 4/4 11,327 Boots N All Report
21 March 2009 League 6 Catalanscolours.svg Dragons A Stade Gilbert Brutus W 30–24 Sherriffe, Menzies, Tadulala, Newton, Halley Deacon 3/3, Sykes 2/2 7,620 Boots N All Report
29 March 2009 League 7 Cascolours.png Tigers A Jungle L 26–28 Platt, Tadulala, Lynch, Morrison, Halley Deacon 2/4, Sykes 1/2 9,185 Boots N All Report
10 Apr 2009 League 8 Rhinoscolours.svg Rhinos H Grattan Stadium W 10–6 Worrincy, Sheriffe Sykes 1/4 14.554 Sky Sports Report
13 April 2009 League 9 Wcatscolours.svg Wildcats A Belle Vue L 22–24 Menzies 2, Worrincy, Platt Sykes 3/4 6,516 Boots N All Report
19 April 2009 League 10 Wolvescolours.svg Wolves H Grattan Stadium L 22–58 Solomona 2, Platt, Jeffries Sykes 3/4 8,643 Sky Sports Report
24 April 2009 League 11 Saintscolours.svg Saints A GPW Recruitment Stadium W 34–30 Tadulala 2, Kopczak, Burgess, Worrincy 2 Sykes 5/6 14,000 Sky Sports Report
2 May 2009 League 12 Wcatscolours.svg Wildcats N Murrayfield 32–16 Sykes 3, Newton, Menzies, Worrincy Deacon 4/6 Boots N All Report
17 May 2009 League 13 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders H Grattan Stadium L 24–30 Lynch, Worrincy, Menzies Sykes Deacon

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7,602 Boots N All Report
22 May 2009 League 14 Redscolours.svg City Reds A The Willows L 10–18 Sykes 2 Deacon 1/2 4,383 Boots N All Report
7 Jun 2009 League 15 Wcatscolours.svg Wildcats H Grattan Stadium W 36–22 Menzies, 2 Nero 2, Rinaldi Deacon 8 8,387 Boots N All Report
14 June 2009 League 16 Wolvescolours.svg Wolves A Helliwell Jones W 21–10 Nero, Morrison, Newton Deacon 4/4, 1 DG 9,606 Boots N All Report
21 June 2009 League 17 Saintscolours.svg Saints H Grattan Stadium L 18–44 Sheriffe, Morrison, Tadulala Deacon 3 10,599 Boots N All Report
26 June 2009 League 18 Rhinoscolours.svg Rhinos A Headingley L 20–33 Tadulala, Deacon, Menzies Deacon 4/4 17,824 Highlights Report
5 Jul 2009 League 19 Cascolours.png Tigers H Grattan Stadium L 38–40 Jeffries (2), Tadulala, Halley, Scruton, Worrincy, Burgess Deacon 4/6, Sykes 1/1 8,971 Boots N All Report
12 Jul 2009 League 20 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR A Craven Park L 12–32 Halley, Worrincy Deacon 1/1, Sykes 1/1 : 8,206 Boots N All Report
19 July 2009 League 21 Wigancolours.svg Warriors H Grattan Stadium L 14–20 Donaldson, Nero Deacon 3/3 9,487 Boots N All Report
25 July 2009 League 22 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders A Brewery Field W 34–12 Morrison, Whitehead, Halley, Newton, Lynch, Tadulala Deacon 5/6 3,089 Boots N All Report
2 Aug 2009 League 23 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins H Grattan Stadium L 14–22 Tadulala, Sykes, Nero Deacon 1/3 7,813 Boots N All Report
8 August 2009 League 1 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins A Stoop W 42–18 Burgess, Menzies, Halley 3, Worrincy, Godwin Deacon 7/7 3,112 Highlights Report
16 August 2009 League 24 Giantscolours.svg Giants A Galpharm W 28–18 Platt, Sykes, Nero 2 Deacon 6/6 7,982 Boots N All Report
23 August 2009 League 25 Catalanscolours.svg Dragons H Grattan Stadium W 42–18 Burgess, Sheriffe, Nero, Menzies, Godwin, Sykes, Deacon, Morrison Deacon 5/5 7,919 Boots N All Report
6 Sep 2009 League 26 Redscolours.svg City Reds H Grattan Stadium W 44–18 Tadulala 2, Nero 3, Langley 2, Lynch Deacon 6/8 8,167 Boots N All Report
11 Sep 2009 League 27 Hullcolours.svg Hull A KC Stadium W 18–21 Deacon, Worrincy, Donaldson Deacon 3/4, 1 DG 10,412 Boots N All Report

Challenge Cup

Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att TV Report
5 Apr 2009 Cup 4 Catalanscolours.svg Dragons A Stade Gilbert Brutus L 38–40 Sheriffe, Sykes, Nero, Tadulala, Menzies, Cook, Halley Deacon(5/7) BBC Sport Report

2009 squad statistics[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Bradford Bulls.
  • Appearances and points include all matches As of Rd 27, 11 September 2009
No Player Position Weight & Height Age Previous Club Contracted Until Apps Tries Goals DG Points
1 Michael Platt Full-back 93 kg, 6 ft 2 in 25 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 2011 20 4 16
2 Rikki Sheriffe Right Wing 14 st, 6 ft 25 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 2010 26 7 28
3 Paul Sykes Right Centre 92 kg, 5 ft 10 in 28 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 2010 25 10 20/24 76
4 Chris Nero Left Centre 15 st, 6 ft 1 in 28 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 2010 24 13 52
5 Semi Tadulala Left Wing 14 st, 6 ft 31 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 2009 25 14 56
6 Ben Jeffries Stand Off 14 st, 5 ft 9 in 29 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 2009 21 5 20
7 Paul Deacon (c) Scrum-half 80 kg, 5 ft 9 in 30 Oldham Roughyeds 2010 24 3 90/102 3 187
8 Sam Burgess Prop 114 kg, 6 ft 4 in 20 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 2009 25 4 16
9 Terry Newton Hooker 98 kg, 5 ft 10 in 30 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 2009 24 3 12
10 Andy Lynch Prop 108 kg, 6 ft 2 in 30 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 2012 24 4 16
11 Steve Menzies Second Row 98 kg, 6 ft 3 in 35 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Sea Eagles 2011 26 13 52
12 Glenn Morrison Second Row 97 kg, 6 ft 33 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 2009 15 6 24
13 Jamie Langley Loose forward 108 kg, 6 ft 2 in 25 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 2010 23 2 8
14 Wayne Godwin Hooker 13 st, 5 ft 6 in 26 Hullcolours.svg Hull 2011 13 2 8
15 Matt Cook Second Row 95 kg, 6 ft 22 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 2009 13 1 4
16 Michael Worrincy Second Row 98 kg, 6 ft 1 in 23 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 2010 24 10 40
17 Nick Scruton Prop 106 kg, 6 ft 24 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 2011 26 1 4
19 Craig Kopczak Prop 98 kg, 6 ft 4 in 22 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 2009 24 1 4
20 Dave Halley Right Wing 78 kg, 5 ft 9 in 22 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 2011 22 9 36
22 Matt James Prop 100 kg, 6 ft 3 in 21 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 2010 2
23 Jason Crookes Right Centre 83 kg, 5 ft 19 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 2011 3
24 Julien Rinaldi Scrum-half/Hooker 13 st, 5 ft 29 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Sunshine Sea Eagles 2009 6 2
-- Richard Johnson Left Centre 87 kg 5 ft 11 in 23 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 2010
25 Steve Crossley Prop 104 kg, 6 ft 2 in 19 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2010
26 David Solomona Second Row 108 kg, 6 ft 31 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 2009 3
27 Kieran Hyde Full-back 85 kg, 5 ft 11 in 18 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2011
28 Elliott Whitehead Second Row 93 kg, 6 ft 19 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2010 7
29 Tom Olbison Centre 96 kg, 6 ft 1 in 18 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 2010 1
30 James Donaldson Second Row 87 kg, 5 ft 10 in 17 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 2010 7 2 8
31 Andy Tate Right Centre 85 kg, 6 ft 3 in 17 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 2011
32 Duane Straugheir Right Centre 90 kg, 6 ft 19 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 2009
Tries Goals DG Points
- 111 100/
116
3 636
  • Players used = 26
  • Average age = 27.44

2009 transfers in/out[edit]

In

Name Signed from Fee Date
Steve Menzies Manly July 2008
Nick Scruton Leeds Rhinos September 2008
Rikki Sheriffe Harlequins RL September 2008
Michael Worrincy Harlequins RL September 2008
Julien Rinaldi Harlequins RL Until end of June April 2009

Re Signings

Name Contract until Years Signed Date
Paul Deacon 2010 2 years April 2008
Glenn Morrison 2009 1 year May 2008
Michael Platt 2011 3 Years May 2008
Wayne Godwin 2011 3 Years May 2008
Dave Halley 2009 1 Year May 2008
Jason Crookes 2011 3 Years July 2008
Craig Kopczak 2010 2 Years August 2008
Semi Tadulala 2009 1 Year September 2008

Out

Name Signed for Fee Date
Shontayne Hape Bath 4 Years May 2008
Iestyn Harris Featherstone Rovers 2 Years September 2008
Joe Vagana Retiring September 2008
James Evans Castleford Tigers 1 Year September 2008
Simon Finnigan Huddersfield Giants 3 Years September 2008
Matt James Halifax 1 Year Loan September 2008
Chris Feather Castleford Tigers 1 Year September 2008
Tame Tupou April 2009

League table[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27 21 0 6 805 453 +352 42
2 Saintscolours.svg St Helens 27 19 0 8 733 466 +267 38
3 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 18 0 9 690 416 +274 36
4 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR 27 17 1 9 650 516 +134 35
5 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 27 16 0 11 685 609 +76 32
6 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 27 15 0 12 659 551 +108 30
7 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 27 14 0 13 645 702 –57 28
8 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 13 0 14 613 660 –47 26
9 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 27 12 1 14 653 668 –15 25
10 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 27 12 0 15 649 705 –56 24
11 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 27 11 0 16 591 691 –100 22
12 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 27 10 0 17 502 623 –121 20
13 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 27 7 0 20 456 754 –298 14
14 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 27 3 0 24 357 874 –517 6
  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.


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