2011 Bradford Bulls season
|2011 Bradford Bulls season|
|Super League XVI||10th|
|Play-off result||Did Not Qualify|
|Challenge Cup||5th Round|
|2011 record||Wins: 10; Draws: 2; Losses: 17|
|Points scored||For: 570; Against: 826|
|Head coach||Mick Potter|
|Tries||Patrick Ah Van & Shad Royston – 12|
|Goals||Patrick Ah Van – 97|
|Points||Patrick Ah Van – 242|
Bradford Bulls started the build-up for the 2011 Super League season by announcing the departure of center Chris Nero, who was offered a new contract but turned it down to join Salford City Reds and also Mick Potter's decision to not renew the contract of the ageing Steve Menzies who was then offered a one-year contract at the Catalans Dragons which he accepted. The recruitment started with the announcement of Paul Sykes and Jamie Langley accepting another three-year deal to stay at the Bulls. Potter also renewed Craig Kopczak's contract and gave a professional contract to up and coming winger Vinny Finigan. The Bulls also kept talented youngsters Elliott Whitehead by giving him a three-year deal after a solid 2010 season and a three-year contract to up-and-coming hooker Adam O'Brien who will be looking to play his debut for the Bulls this season.
The Bulls finally announced a replacement for Nero in the form of Chev Walker from Hull KR. To boost the wings he also brought in Wigan Warriors youngster Shaun Ainscough and New Zealand Warriors young winger Patrick Ah Van. With the Bulls lacking that extra push in the forwards last season, the signings of Bryn Hargreaves from St Helens RLFC and Olivier Elima from Catalans Dragons will provide that. Another problem with the Bulls last season is that the squad did not really have any experience and the depth so they have signed experienced second rower Ian Sibbit from Salford City Reds, Sibbit will be in his 13th season, with six of them spent at Salford. Youngster Joe Wardle who made his debut last year for the Bulls has rejected a new contract and will pursue a career at Huddersfield Giants. The Bulls have also let Rikki Sheriffe and Stuart Reardon go after both had a very poor season in 2010. To provide more depth in the 3/4 line the Bulls handed a career lifeline to the recently jailed winger Gareth Raynor whose previous club was Crusaders and an excellent player from the Championship in the form of Shad Royston from Halifax RLFC. Jamie Langley, Nick Scruton, Paul Sykes and Andy Lynch have all been included in the preliminary England RL squad in the buildup to the 2010 Four Nations. The Bulls have also given 2-year contracts to youngsters Jason Crookes, Steve Crossley and Danny Addy.
Incoming coach Mick Potter finished his 2010 season with a 22–10 loss to Wigan Warriors (the 2010 Super League Grand Final) in his final game for St Helens before joining the Bulls in 2011. On 4 October Peter Hood announced that the Bulls had succeeded reaching their 10,000 pledge scheme making the Bulls the cheapest team to watch in super league. The Bulls also added to their backroom staff by announcing they had acquired assistant coach Francis Cummins from rivals Leeds Rhinos. A 9th player was acquired in the form of hooker Matt Diskin who signed a 3-year contract with the Bulls from arch rivals Leeds. The first player to leave the Bulls in October was 19-year-old second rower Andy Tate who signed for Yorkshire rivals Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. The Magic Weekend fixtures were announced and the Bulls will play against arch rivals Leeds Rhinos on Sunday 13 February 2011 to kick off their season. While in Australia Mick Potter searched for a replacement for Matt Orford who wishes to return to the NRL with either Canberra Raiders or Parramatta Eels. As his replacement Aussie Marc Herbert was signed on a 1 Year Deal from Canberra Raiders.
Stuart Reardon was signed by Iestyn Harris to play for the Crusaders in the 2011 season. On 10 November Prop Danny Sculthorpe left the Bulls by mutual consent due to a re-occurring injury. A couple of months after signing a new 1-year deal Michael Worrincy signed for NRL side Penrith Panthers. Castleford Tigers brought out their pre-season friendly fixtures and it is revealed that they will play the Bulls on boxing day (26 December) at The Jungle with a kick off time of 12pm also the Bulls will play Halifax RLFC on 9 January at Grattan Stadium for Jamie Langley's testimonial and that will kick off at 3pm. Dewsbury Rams also announced they will play Bradford on 23 January 2011 at Rams Stadium also at 3pm. The Bulls also confirmed they will be playing Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on 30 January at Odsal Stadium with a 3pm kick off. The Bradford Bulls 2011 playing kits were revealed on 17 November with the Home strip being white and the Away purple also JCT600 renewed their partnership with the Bulls. The 2011 Super League fixtures were announced on 22 November at 00:01 am. The Bulls announce yet another pre season friendly against Keighley Cougars at Cougar Park on 28 January 2011 with a 7:30pm kick off.
It was announced that youngster George Burgess would follow in the footsteps of his older brother Sam and join the South Sydney Rabbitohs for 2011. Mick Potter also confirmed that Andy Lynch would retain the captaincy for 2011 and Jamie Langley would retain the vice captaincy, Speaking in the T&A on 16 December, Potter said "There won't be too many changes on who the leaders are I don't think. There's quite a stable bunch of senior players and, in most likelihood, Andy Lynch will be captain next year". Salford City Reds signed Bulls hooker Wayne Godwin on a 3-year deal as their hooker Tevita Leo-Latu was refused a visa plus the Boxing Day friendly against Castleford was cancelled due to a frozen pitch and will not be played on another date.
The Bulls release second rower Glenn Hall from his contract, which he had 2 years left on, so he could return to Australia for the birth of his child. The 20-man squad for the match against Halifax RLFC was revealed with new signings Patrick Ah Van, Gareth Raynor, Shad Royston, Marc Herbert, Bryn Hargreaves, Shaun Ainscough, Ian Sibbit and Chev Walker all making their debuts. The Bulls beat the Championship Grand Final winners 50–8 with tries from Raynor, Heath L'Estrange scored a double, Herbert, Royston, Jason Crookes, John Bateman, Michael Platt and Elliott Whitehead, Herbert kicked a goal and Ah Van kicked 6. The Bulls 2010 superstar signing Matt Orford finally got a 1-year deal with Canberra Raiders after many months of legal disputes which means the Bulls can announce 23-year-old Stand Off Kyle Briggs (on a 2-year deal) from Featherstone Rovers as their 11th new recruit. On 13 January the Bulls announced the squad numbers for the 2011 season. They travelled to Lanzarote for 1 week for an intense training camp, during the camp Glenn Hall signed a 2-year contract with NRL team North Queensland Cowboys. It is revealed that Formula One ace Mark Webber spent a day training with the Bulls in their warm weather camp. The 20-man squad for the game against Dewsbury Rams was announced with new signings Matt Diskin, Olivier Elima and Kyle Briggs all making their debuts, Nick Scruton returns from injury to play. The Bulls are made to fight for their 46–12 win with tries coming from Diskin, a double from Vinny Finigan, Ah Van, Steve Crossley, Platt and youngsters Reed and McKay, Ah Van kicked 7 out of 8. The squads for the game against Keighley Cougars and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats was announced with youngsters Cain Southernwood, Finigan, Bateman and Crookes featuring against the Cougars, Brett Kearney is set to play his first game in 2011 against the Wildcats. The youthful Bulls side lost 46–12 against the Cougars with tries coming from Bateman, Southernwood and Finigan. Bradford then beat Wakefield in the final pre-season match 40–16 with tries coming from L'Estrange, Kearney, a double from the ever impressive Ah Van, Platt, Paul Sykes and Elima, Ah Van kicked 4 goals whilst Herbert and Briggs kicked 1 each.
Rikki Sheriffe signed a 2-year contract with rugby union side Newcastle Falcons, meanwhile Danny Sculthorpe joins Widnes Vikings after a short trial period. Also Steve Ganson was appointed to ref the game against Leeds Rhinos at Millennium Magic. The squad for the Millennium Magic was released with only Marc Herbert missing (hamstring strain) out of all 11 new signings. The Bulls looked liked they had improved a lot but due to a controversial decision the Bulls lost 32–28 to local rivals Leeds Rhinos with Whitehead scoring 3 tries, Matt Diskin scoring against his former club and Ah Van scoring after going 80m after he intercepted a Brent Webb pass, Ah Van kicked 4 goals from 5 attempts. Jamie Langley and Kyle Briggs were injured during the game against Leeds and so were not included in the squad against Wigan Warriors while Marc Herbert is still injured. The Bulls were overpowered 44–10 by the Super League champions with Whitehead and Ah Van scoring for Bradford whilst Ah Van kicked a conversion. Bradford recorded their first win of the 2011 campaign beating the Crusaders 30–26, tries from Andy Lynch, Shad Royston and Shaun Ainscough made sure the Bulls were 18–6 up at half time, second half tries came from the 2 hookers Matt Diskin and Heath L'Estrange, also Patrick Ah Van kicked all 5 goals to make sure the Bulls won. L'Estrange and Chev Walker picked up injuries, Walker is out for about a month and L'Estrange is out for 6 weeks.
The month started pretty well for the Bulls as they comfortably beat the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 40–18, youngster Tom Olbison scored the Bulls 1st try, Craig Kopczak grabbed his first ever hat-trick, Shad Royston scored 2 tries and winger Shaun Ainscough scored a try. Patrick Ah Van was in good form with the boot as usual kicking 6 out of 7. However this victory was short lived as the Bulls came crashing down to earth with a very poor performance the next week resulting in a 50–16 loss to Huddersfield Giants, the Bulls gave a debut to 17-year-old hooker Adam O'Brien who did not look out of place when he came off the bench. Shaun Ainscough scored his 3rd try in 3 games and Marc Herbert and Gareth Raynor also grabbed their first tries for the club. Ah Van kicked 2 from 3. The Bulls bounced back the following week against the unbeaten Castleford Tigers with Olivier Elima scoring his first try for the club and Nick Scruton getting a double helping the Bulls to an 18–14 win, Ah Van was on target with all his attempts kicking 3 from 3. The 2011 Challenge Cup draw for the 4th round occurred a few hours after the Castleford game and the Bulls got an away tie against local Championship side Halifax RLFC on 8 May 2011, which was shown on the BBC. The next game for the Bulls was against St Helens at the Halton Stadium, the Saints won the game 28–16 with a little help from the referee Richard Silverwood, and the Bulls tries came from Ah Van and Ainscough (who got a double) with Ah Van kicking 2 from 3. Also Prop forward Nick Scruton signed a 3-year contract to stay with the Bulls until 2014.
Youngster Tom Burgess made his long awaited debut in the 24–22 win over Harlequins, although the Bulls played well in parts they never really got out of first gear and just managed to hold onto a win. Olivier Elima opened the Bulls scoring with Matt Diskin, Brett Kearney and Paul Sykes all finding the try line. Patrick Ah Van kicked 3 from 4 and also slotted over a penalty kick to ensure the Bulls came away with 2 points. Bradford's next game was against struggling Hull, after playing well in the first half silly errors let Hull back in the game and they beat the Bulls 34–24 with tries from Sykes, Chev Walker scoring his first for the Bulls and Shad Royston who got a double. Ah Van contributed 8 points by kicking all 4 goals. Academy product Tom Olbison signed a new three-year deal keeping him at the Bulls until 2014, also Michael Platt signed a new two-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2013. The Bulls travelled to The Willows to play the Salford City Reds, they started off well when captain Andy Lynch went over for a try with Marc Herbert converting but poor tackling and appalling ball handling allowed Salford to lead 24–10 at the break. The Bulls came out with a bit of fight and Aussie recruit Herbert went in for a try, Herbert got his second near the end of the game and converted but after a poor performance the Bulls were on the end of a 56–16 defeat. The Bulls then faced arch-rivals Leeds Rhinos at home, early tries from Ah Van and Lynch put the Bulls 10–0 up but they eventually succumbed to the Rhinos fightback and lost 22–30 with Elima scoring 2 and Ah Van kicking 3 from 5. Four days later the Bulls travelled to the south of France to face the Catalans Dragons, youngster John Bateman made his debut starting at Loose Forward however Bradford drew with the Dragons 8–8 with hooker Heath L'Estrange scoring the only try for the Bulls with Ah Van kicking 2 from 3.
May did not start well for the Bulls as they were absolutely destroyed by a visiting Warrington Wolves side, the Bulls' errors gifted the Wolves an early lead and Warrington went into halftime 32–0 up. The second half the Bulls again coughed up the ball and a good Wolves side capitalised on the mistakes. The game ended up 58–14 to Warrington with the Bulls producing something with tries from Andy Lynch, Craig Kopczak and Elliott Whitehead. Patrick Ah Van kicked 1 goal. With the Bulls suffering injuries and having problems in the halves, Mick Potter signed former Bull Ben Jeffries, from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on a 1 and a half-year deal. Jeffries can play either half back position. The Bulls went through to Round 5 of the Challenge Cup after beating Halifax RLFC 46–34, Bradford did not play well at all with tries coming from Royston, Platt, Ah Van, Sibbit, Burgess, Whitehead and a double from Raynor. The draw for Round 5 happened on 8 May and the Bulls are playing SL champions Wigan Warriors at Odsal Stadium on 22 May. Things got bad to worse for the Bulls as they lost 46–18 to fellow strugglers Hull Kingston Rovers, Kyle Briggs scored his first try for the Bulls and tries from Raynor and Lynch was all the Bulls could muster (Ah Van kicked all 3 goals). The following week the Bulls faced Super League champions Wigan, playing with 12 men after Gareth Raynor was sent off. Wigan won 26–22 but the Bulls had tries coming from Whitehead, Royston and a double from Ah Van who also kicked 3 goals. Winger Raynor received a £300 fine and a 2-match ban for the red-carded challenge on Wigan's Sam Tomkins. Bradford faced Salford City Reds the following week and avenged their 56–16 loss to Salford by beating thm 28–14 at Odsal Stadium, Scrum Half Briggs scored 2 tries, whilst halfback partner Jeffies got one with additional tries coming from Hooker Heath L'Estrange and Winger Paul Sykes, Ah Van kicked 4 goals.
The Bulls travelled to the Capital to face fellow strugglers Harlequins RL; this was a must win for the Bulls if they wanted to keep within touching distance of the playoffs. Marc Herbert replaced Kyle Briggs and prop Bryn Hargreaves suffered an ankle injury. Also youngster Danny Addy made his return to the first team. Bradford won the game 30–16 with Centre Patrick Ah Van scoring 2 tries and kicking 2 goals, other Centre Elliott Whitehead scored a try and in his best game in a Bradford shirt Full Back Shad Royston went 90m to score. The points were rounded up with a late try from front rower Andy Lynch. Aussie Hooker Heath L'Estrange signed a new three-year deal, keeping him at the Bulls until 2014. The Bulls were aiming to win three in a row for the first time since April 2010 against visitors St Helens RLFC. It was a very rainy evening and Saints scored an early try; however the Bulls came away with a draw, a last-minute penalty given away by Lynch allowed Jamie Foster to make the final score 14–14, Fullback Brett Kearney scored on his return and so did captain Lynch. Ah Van kicked 3 goals from 4. Aussie Kearney also signed a new three-year deal at the Bulls. Half Back Kyle Briggs went out on loan for a month at strugglers Harlequins RL. Bradford announced their first signing for the 2012 season in the form of Newcastle Knights centre Keith Lulia. Bradford hosted fellow playoff contenders Hull FC at Odsal, Hull managed to dominate the Bradford pack and won the game 28–14, the Bulls tryscorers were Royston with 2 and captain Lynch, Ah Van kicked a goal. The Bulls won their first game at Headingley Stadium since 2007 with a hard-fought 18–12 victory against arch-rivals Leeds Rhinos, second-rower Olivier Elima scored 2 tries for Bradford and Ah Van kicked 5 goals. Bradford Bulls terminated the contact of academy product Dave Halley, he immediately joined local Championship 1 side Keighley Cougars on a short term deal.
July kicked off with a 28–34 loss to French team Catalans Dragons, veteran and former Bulls favourite Steve Menzies tore his former club to pieces with superb handling and great defence. Olivier Elima scored against his former club and other Bulls tries came from youngster Tom Burgess, Ben Jeffries and Gareth Raynor. Patrick Ah Van kicked 6 goals. Bradford's play-off hopes were given a major knock back as the Bulls went down 30–34 against Castleford Tigers. Brett Kearney scored 2 tries followed by tries from Raynor, the returning top try scorer Shad Royston took his tally to 11 and Paul Sykes crossed the line too. Ah Van kicked 5 from 5. It was announced that veteran winger Gareth Raynor has signed a new 1-year deal making him a Bull for 2012. In response to the defeat at Castleford the Bulls sensationally beat title contenders Huddersfield Giants 36–0, the Bulls outstanding defence and good attack won this game with tries coming from Sykes (who scored 2), Jeffries, Michael Platt, Ah Van and Kearney. Ah Van kicked 4 goals and Sykes kicked 2. The Bulls announce a second signing for 2012 in the form of Harlequins RL halfback Luke Gale on a 2-year deal. The Rugby Football League announce that the Bulls received a Grade B license for 2012–2014 and that Crusaders RL withdrew their application. In light of this news the Bulls quickly snapped up halfback Jarrod Sammut on a one-year deal. Bradford came crashing down to earth as the Warrington Wolves were rampant and murdered the Bulls 64–6 with the points coming from Ah Van.
Leading point scorer Patrick Ah Van signed for Super League newcomers Widnes Vikings on a teo-year deal. Hooker Matt Diskin played 10 weeks with a shoulder injury and needs surgery on it and will miss the rest of the season. The Bulls announce the signing of Aussie winger/centre Adrian Purtell from Penrith Panthers on a 3 Year Deal. Winger Shaun Ainscough signed a new one-year deal with the Bulls while fullback Shad Royston is set to join Pia Donkeys in the French league. Fellow playoff contenders Hull KR travelled to Odsal Stadium to try move 4 points clear of the Bulls. They succeeded with a 34–8 win, with only Marc Herbert scoring a try and Ah Van kicking 2 goals. Reigning Super League champions Wigan Warriors ripped the Bulls apart 60–12 with youngster John Bateman scoring his first professional try and academy product Craig Kopczak also crossed the line. Ah Van kicked 2 goals.
The Bulls played their last home game of the season against Crusaders RL a game which they won 48–24 with Olivier Elima scoring two, Brett Kearney scoring two, Kopczak, Shaun Ainscough, Ah Van and Andy Lynch also scored with Ah Van kicking 8 goals. The Bulls rounded off a depressing season with a 26–14 loss against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Kyle Briggs, Ainscough and Shad Royston all scored with Ah Van kicking one goal. The Bulls equalled their lowest ever finish, finishing 10th in the league, however they did get one more point than the previous year.
Pre season friendlies
Bulls score is first.
|9 Jan 2011||Pre Season||Halifax||H||Grattan Stadium||W||50–8||Raynor, L'Estrange (2), Herbert, Bateman, Crookes, Royston, Whitehead, Platt||Herbert 1/2, Ah Van 6/7||4,607||Match Report|
|23 January 2011||Pre Season||Rams||A||Rams Stadium||W||46–12||Diskin, Ah Van, McKay, Finigan (2), Reed, Crossley, Platt||Ah Van 7/8||1,599||Match Report|
|28 January 2011||Pre Season||Cougars||A||Cougar Park||L||12–46||Bateman, Southernwood, Finigan||Southernwood 0/2, O'Brien 0/1||880||Match Report|
|30 January 2011||Pre Season||Wildcats||H||Grattan Stadium||W||40–16||L'Estrange, Kearney, Ah Van (2), Elima, Platt, Sykes||Herbert 1/1, Ah Van 4/5, Briggs 1/1||2,620||Match Report|
- Friendly games only
|FB=Fullback||C=Centre||W=Winger||SO=Stand Off||SH=Scrum Half||P=Prop||H=Hooker||SR=Second Row||LF=Loose Forward||B=Bench|
|5||Patrick Ah Van||C||FB||x||W|
|3||St Helens RLFC||27||17||3||7||782||515||267||37|
|7||Hull Kingston Rovers||27||14||0||13||713||692||21||28|
|11||Salford City Reds||27||10||0||17||542||809||−267||20|
|13||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats*||27||7||0||20||453||957||−504||10|
|Teams qualifying for the Play-offs|
Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: for win = 2; for draw = 1; for loss = 0.
2011 fixtures and results
2011 Engage Super League
- Super League Only
|FB=Fullback||C=Centre||W=Winger||SO=Stand-Off||SH=Scrum Half||PR=Prop||H=Hooker||SR=Second Row||L=Loose Forward||B=Bench|
|5||Patrick Ah Van||C||W||C||C||C||W||W||W||W||x||W||W||W||W||C||W||C||C||C||C||W||W||W||W||W||W||C|
|8 May 2011||Cup||4th||Halifax||A||The Shay||W||46–34||Royston, Raynor (2), Platt, Whitehead, Ah Van, Burgess, Sibbit||Ah Van 7/9||5,045||BBC Sport||Match Report|
|22 May 2011||Cup||5th||Warriors||H||Odsal Stadium||L||22–26||Whitehead, Ah Van (2), Royston||Ah Van 3/4||5,828||BBC Sport||Match Report|
- Challenge Cup Games only
|FB=Fullback||C=Centre||W=Winger||SO=Stand Off||SH=Scrum Half||PR=Prop||H=Hooker||SR=Second Row||L=Loose Forward||B=Bench|
|5||Patrick Ah Van||W||W|
2011 squad statistics
- Appearances and Points include (Super League,Challenge Cup and Play-offs) as of 20 August 2011.
|No||Player||Position||Age||Previous Club||Contracted Until||Apps||Tries||Goals||DG||Points|
|1||Michael Platt||Fullback||26||Castleford Tigers||2013||21||2||0||0||8|
|3||Paul Sykes||Right Centre||29||Harlequins RL||2013||16||6||2||0||28|
|4||Chev Walker||Left Centre||28||Hull KR||2012||12||1||0||0||4|
|5||Patrick Ah Van||Left Wing||22||New Zealand Warriors||2011||28||12||97||0||242|
|6||Brett Kearney||Stand Off||27||Cronulla Sharks||2014||21||7||0||0||28|
|7||Marc Herbert||Scrum-half||24||Canberra Raiders||2011||21||4||2||0||20|
|8||Nick Scruton||Prop||26||Leeds Rhinos||2014||14||2||0||0||8|
|9||Heath L'Estrange||Hooker||25||Manly Sea Eagles||2014||16||3||0||0||12|
|10||Andy Lynch||Prop||31||Castleford Tigers||2012||29||9||0||0||36|
|11||Olivier Elima||Second Row||27||Catalans Dragons||2012||26||9||0||0||36|
|12||Elliott Whitehead||Second Row||21||Bradford Bulls||2013||26||8||0||0||32|
|13||Jamie Langley||Loose forward||27||Bradford Bulls||2013||15||0||0||0||0|
|14||Matt Diskin||Hooker||28||Leeds Rhinos||2013||24||3||0||0||12|
|15||Bryn Hargreaves||Prop||25||St Helens RLFC||2012||26||0||0||0||0|
|16||Craig Kopczak||Prop||24||Bradford Bulls||2013||28||6||0||0||24|
|17||Ian Sibbitt||Second Row||30||Salford City Reds||2012||16||1||0||0||4|
|18||Shaun Ainscough||Wing||21||Wigan Warriors||2012||11||7||0||0||28|
|20||James Donaldson||Loose forward||19||Bradford Bulls||2011||12||0||0||0||0|
|21||Danny Addy||Loose forward||20||Bradford Bulls||2012||14||0||0||0||0|
|22||Steve Crossley||Prop||20||Bradford Bulls||2012||2||0||0||0||0|
|23||Tom Olbison||Second Row||19||Bradford Bulls||2014||16||1||0||0||4|
|24||Jason Crookes||Centre||20||Bradford Bulls||2012||6||0||0||0||0|
|25||Shad Royston||Fullback||28||Halifax RLFC||2011||20||12||0||0||48|
|26||Cain Southernwood||Scrum-half||18||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||2013||0||0||0||0||0|
|27||Adam O'Brien||Hooker||18||Bradford Bulls||2012||6||0||0||0||0|
|28||Vinny Finigan||Wing||18||Bradford Bulls||2011||0||0||0||0||0|
|29||Tom Burgess||Prop||18||Bradford Bulls||2012||20||2||0||0||8|
|20||Liam McAvoy||Prop||18||Bradford Bulls||2011||0||0||0||0||0|
|31||John Bateman||Loose forward||17||Bradford Bulls||2014||4||1||0||0||4|
|32||Kyle Briggs||Stand Off||23||Featherstone Rovers||2012||8||4||0||0||16|
|33||Ben Jeffries||Stand Off||30||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||2012||15||3||0||0||12|
Out of contract 2011
Players out of contract in 2011:
Michael Platt – Signed 2 Year Extension
Chev Walker – Signed 1 Year Extension
Brett Kearney – Signed 3 Year Extension
Marc Herbert – Retired from Rugby League
Nick Scruton – Signed 3 Year Extension
Heath L'Estrange – Signed 3 Year Extension
Shaun Ainscough – Signed 1 Year Extension
Gareth Raynor – Signed 1 Year Extension
Tom Olbison – Signed 3 Year Extension
Liam McAvoy – Signed 1 Year Extension
2011 transfers in/out
|Shaun Ainscough||Wing||Wigan Warriors||August 2010|
|Chev Walker||Centre||Hull KR||August 2010|
|Patrick Ah Van||Centre/Wing/Fullback||NZ Warriors||September 2010|
|Bryn Hargreaves||Prop||St Helens||September 2010|
|Olivier Elima||Second Row||Catalans Dragons||September 2010|
|Ian Sibbit||Second Row||Salford City Reds||September 2010|
|Gareth Raynor||Wing||Crusaders||September 2010|
|Shad Royston||Fullback||Halifax RLFC||September 2010|
|Matt Diskin||Hooker||Leeds Rhinos||October 2010|
|Marc Herbert||Scrum-half||Canberra Raiders||October 2010|
|Kyle Briggs||Stand Off||Featherstone Rovers||January 2011|
|Ben Jeffries||Stand Off||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||May 2011|
|Chris Nero||Centre||Salford City Reds||August 2010|
|Steve Menzies||Second Row||Catalans Dragons||September 2010|
|Joe Wardle||Centre||Huddersfield Giants||September 2010|
|Rikki Sheriffe||Wing||Switched Codes to Newcastle Falcons||September 2010|
|Stuart Reardon||Wing||Crusaders||September 2010|
|Andy Tate||Second Row||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||October 2010|
|Danny Sculthorpe||Prop||Widnes Vikings||November 2010|
|Michael Worrincy||Second Row||Penrith Panthers||November 2010|
|George Burgess||Prop||South Sydney Rabbitohs||December 2010|
|Wayne Godwin||Hooker||Salford City Reds||December 2010|
|Glenn Hall||Second Row||North Queensland Cowboys||January 2011|
|Matt Orford||Scrum-half||Canberra Raiders||January 2011|
|Dave Halley||Wing||Keighley Cougars||June 2011|
- BULLS vs HALIFAX Pre Season 1, BULLS vs HALIFAX Report
- RAMS vs BULLS Pre Season 2, RAMS vs BULLS Report
- COUGARS vs BULLS Pre Season 3, COUGARS vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs WILDCATS Pre Season 4, BULLS vs WILDCATS Report
Super League XVI
- RHINOS vs BULLS Round 1, RHINOS vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs WARRIORS Round 2, BULLS vs WARRIORS Report
- CRUSADERS vs BULLS Round 3, CRUSADERS vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs WILDCATS Round 4, BULLS vs WILDCATS Report
- GIANTS vs BULLS Round 5, GIANTS vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs TIGERS Round 6, BULLS vs TIGERS Report
- SAINTS vs BULLS Round 7, SAINTS vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs QUINS Round 8, BULLS vs QUINS Report
- HULL FC vs BULLS Round 9, HULL FC vs BULLS Report
- REDS vs BULLS Round 10, REDS vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs RHINOS Round 11, BULLS vs RHINOS Report
- DRAGONS vs BULLS Round 12, DRAGONS vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs WOLVES Round 13, BULLS vs WOLVES Report
- HULL KR vs BULLS Round 14, HULL KR vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs REDS Round 15, BULLS vs REDS Report
- QUINS vs BULLS Round 16, QUINS vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs SAINTS Round 17, BULLS vs SAINTS Report
- BULLS vs HULL FC Round 18, BULLS vs HULL FC Report
- RHINOS vs BULLS Round 19, RHINOS vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs DRAGONS Round 20, BULLS vs DRAGONS Report
- TIGERS vs BULLS Round 21, TIGERS vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs GIANTS Round 22, BULLS vs GIANTS Report
- WOLVES vs BULLS Round 23, WOLVES vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs HULL KR Round 24, BULLS vs HULL KR Report
- WARRIORS vs BULLS Round 25, WARRIORS vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs CRUSADERS Round 26, BULLS vs CRUSADERS Report
- HALIFAX vs BULLS 4th Round, HALIFAX vs BULLS Report
- BULLS vs WARRIORS 5th Round, BULLS vs WARRIORS Report
- "Super League club Crusaders deducted four points for going into administration". The Daily Telegraph. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
- "RFL docks Wakefield Trinity Wildcats four points". BBC. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
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