2008 Bradford Bulls season

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2008 Bradford Bulls season
Super League XIII Rank 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
Avg. Attend. 9,247
High. Attend. 14,013 vs. Leeds Rhinos
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 −161 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 Trinity Wildcats A Belle Vue L 24-26 Newton (2), Platt, Sykes Deacon 4/5 9,851
16 February 2008 Super League XIII 2 Giantscolours.svgHuddersfield Giants 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 Warriors A JJB Stadium L 14-28 Feather, Godwin Deacon 3/3 15,444
8 March 2008 Super League XIII 5 Catalanscolours.svgCatalans Dragons A Stade Gilbert Brutus W 20-18 Finnigan, Hape, Morrison Deacon 4/4 7,485
16 March 2008 Super League XIII 6 Wolvescolours.svgWarrington Wolves H Odsal Stadium W 23-10 Burgess, Jeffries, Sykes Deacon 5/6 11,838
20 March 2008 Super League XIII 7 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds Rhinos A Headingley Stadium L 2-44 - Deacon 1/1 19,296
24 March 2008 Super League XIII 8 Quinscolours.svgHarlequins RL 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 Tigers 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 F.C. A KC Stadium W 24-8 Burgess, Cook, Nero, Tadulala Deacon 4/6 13,617
13 April 2008 Super League XIII 11 HKRcolours.svgHull Kingston Rovers A Craven Park L 18-20 Solomona, Sykes, Tadulala Harris 3/3 8,377
27 April 2008 Super League XIII 12 Wigancolours.svgWigan Warriors H Odsal Stadium W 26-12 Evans, Hape, Jeffries, Tadulala Deacon 5/7 11,894
3 May 2008 Magic Weekend 13 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds Rhinos N Millennium Stadium L 26-40 Tadulala (2), Burgess, Hape Deacon 5/7 30,628
18 May 2008 Super League XIII 14 Cascolours.pngCastleford Tigers 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 Rhinos H Odsal Stadium L 14-30 Halley, Solomona, Tupou Sykes 1/3 14,013
8 June 2008 Super League XIII 16 Catalanscolours.svgCatalans Dragons 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 F.C. 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 Kingston Rovers 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 Giants A Galpharm Stadium L 24-25 Finnigan, Lynch, Newton, Platt Harris 4/5 10,786
11 July 2008 Super League XIII 21 Wolvescolours.svgWarrington Wolves 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 Trinity Wildcats H Odsal Stadium W 24-10 Deacon, Harris, Jeffries, Newton Deacon 4/4 9,429
3 August 2008 Super League XIII 23 Quinscolours.svgHarlequins RL A Twickenham Stoop L 24-36 Finnigan, Jeffries, Lynch, Tadulala Harris 4/4 2,534
8 August 2008 Super League XIII 24 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds Rhinos A Headingley Stadium L 18-28 Evans, Godwin, Sykes Harris 3/3 17,508
17 August 2008 Super League XIII 25 Hullcolours.svgHull F.C. 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 Kingston Rovers 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 Tigers 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 Olympique 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.svgCatalans Dragons 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 F.C. 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 Warriors 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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