2012 Bradford Bulls season

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2012 Bradford Bulls season
Super League XVII 9th
Play-off result Did Not Qualify
Challenge Cup 5th Round
2012 record Wins: 15; Draws: 1; Losses: 13
Points scored For: 721; Against: 794
Team information
Chairman Gerry Sutcliffe MP
Head Coach Mick Potter
Captain
Stadium Grattan Stadium
Avg. Attend. 12,784
High. Attend. 20,821 – vs. Leeds Rhinos
Top scorers
Tries Elliott Whitehead & Brett Kearney – 15
Goals Luke Gale – 67
Points Luke Gale – 143
2011 List of seasons 2013 >

This article details the Bradford Bulls rugby league football club's 2012 season. This is the seventeenth season of the Super League era.

Season review[edit]

July 2011

Bradford Bulls announce the signing of NRL centre Keith Lulia from the Newcastle Knights on a 2-year deal. Also veteran winger Gareth Raynor signed a 1-year extension keeping him at the Bulls for the 2012 season. Raynor was later released for a severe breach of club discipline. Harlequins RL halfback Luke Gale signed a 2-year deal with Bradford making him the second new face at Odsal for 2012. Crusaders RL withdrew their Super League application and as a result the Bulls swooped for halfback Jarrod Sammut on a 1 Year Contract.

August 2011

The Bulls announce that winger and top point scorer Patrick Ah Van signed a 2 Year Contract with Super League new comers Widnes Vikings. Also another new signing was announced in the form of Aussie centre/winger Adrian Purtell from Penrith Panthers on a 3-year deal. Winger Shaun Ainscough signed a new 1 Year Deal with the Bulls while fullback Shad Royston is set to join Pia Donkeys in the French league for 2012. Bradford have promoted 18-year-old back rower Jobe Murphy to their 1st team squad for 2012.

September 2011

Former Great Britain centre Chev Walker signed a 1-year extension to stay with the Bulls for 2012. Gareth Raynor was released from the remaining year on his contract while club captain Andy Lynch was sold to Hull FC for a 6 figure sum, on a 2-year contract.

October 2011

Young promising winger Vinny Finigan signs a 1 Year Deal at the Sheffield Eagles after being frozen out of the Bulls first team by Mick Potter, however the Bulls announce they have secured a fifth signing in the form of highly rated ex-Crusaders RL winger Elliot Kear on a 3 Year Deal. Parramatta Eels forward Manase Manuokafoa signs a 1 Year Deal with the Bulls following Mick Potter's trip to Australia. Academy product Steve Crossley joined Dewsbury Rams on a permanent deal while youngster Cain Southernwood joins the Rams on a year-long loan. Dewsbury also announce that they are playing the Bulls is a pre-season friendly on 22 January 2012 at Rams Stadium. Another pre-season game was announced for 15 January 2012 against reigning Championship winners Featherstone Rovers at Post Office Road. On the last day of October another two friendlies are announced, the first will be played on Boxing Day against Castleford Tigers at Wheldon Road while the last friendly will be on 27 or 29 January 2012 depending when the season starts, this friendly will be at the KC Stadium against Hull FC for Lee Radford's testimonial.

November 2011

The Bulls go back to training and the overseas players join the 2012 Bulls squad for the first time. Bradford release their squad numbers for the 2012 season with Brett Kearney getting the number 1 shirt while Ben Jeffries will wear number 6. The new number 7 was revealed as Luke Gale. The 2012 fixtures were released and it revealed that the Bulls would start their campaign at Odsal Stadium against the Catalans Dragons and they would finish their season against the same opponent at Stade Gilbert Brutus. The 2012 Home shirt was released on the 26th.

December 2011

Local Championship side Keighley Cougars announce another pre-season friendly against the Bulls on 27 January at Cougar Park. The Bulls travelled to Castleford Tigers on Boxing Day to play their annual friendly, however things didn't start well for the Bulls as new signing Manase Manuokafoa was injured in the warm up. Jason Crookes, Chev Walker, Bryn Hargreaves and Shaun Ainscough all scored for the Bulls with Kyle Briggs kicking 1 goal from 4 attempts, however it was not enough and Castleford won the game 28–18.

January 2012

Gareth Raynor signed a 1-year contract with Championship winners Featherstone Rovers for the 2012 season. The Bulls announce that former player Karl Pryce has returned from the club on a 1 Year Deal from Wigan Warriors the 25-year-old can play Wing, Centre and Second Row, he was given the number 33 shirt. The friendly against Featherstone was cancelled due to a frozen pitch. The Bulls beat local Championship side Dewsbury Rams 42–16, Adrian Purtell scored a try on his debut and Luke Gale scored 2 tries, Shaun Ainscough, trialist Phil Joseph, Tom Burgess and Paul Sykes also scored. Gale kicked 7 goals. It was announced on the 25th that hookers Heath L'Estrange and Matt Diskin would share the captain's armband for the 2012 season, also the 2012 Away shirt was revealed. Another big story in January was that Rugby League's governing body, the RFL have bought the lease to Odsal Stadium for defensive reasons, they currently rent the ground to the Bulls. An Under 20's side featuring Ainscough, Danny Addy and Kyle Briggs lost 28–12 to a full strength Keighley Cougars, youngster Johnny Payne and Briggs both scored tries whilst Briggs kicked 2 goals. An under strength Bulls side travelled to the KC Stadium to play in Lee Radford's testimonial game. A full strength Hull FC side won 46–6 with Bradford's sole try coming from a 90m effort from Jason Crookes with Gale kicking the goal.

February 2012

The Bulls start their 2012 campaign with a 34–12 loss to the Catalans Dragons, the Bulls were 20–0 down at halftime before tries from Jamie Langley and Elliot Kear got them on the scoreboard. Luke Gale kicked 2 goals from the touchline. Kyle Briggs was once again loaned out however this time he was sent to his former club Featherstone Rovers for the season. The return of Elliott Whitehead certainly helpd lift the Bulls in defence as they put in a very huge defensive effort to beat Castleford Tigers 20–12. Jarrod Sammut opened the scoring with further tries coming from Tom Burgess and Brett Kearney, Gale kicked 4 goals. The Bulls were destroyed by Challenge Cup holders Wigan Warriors, the Warriors won the game 54–16 with Jason Crookes, Sammut and Kearney scoring and Sammut kicked 2 goals after Gale was helped off the pitch. The Bulls carried on their 100% away win record with a hard fought 36–18 victory against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, former Wildcat Ben Jeffries kicked Wakefield to death and Elliott Whitehead scored a hat-trick, Brett Kearney scored two and Keith Lulia scored his first try for the Bulls. Sammut kicked all six goals.

March 2012

The Bulls started off March with a very impressive performance against league leaders Warrington Wolves, the Bulls were the better side for the majority of the game with John Bateman and Manase Manuokafoa both impressing however they could not prevent a controversial 23–10 loss with Matt Diskin and Jason Crookes scoring and Jarrod Sammut kicking a goal. The Bulls staged an impressive fightback from 24–8 down to beat Hull Kingston Rovers 36–24 with Crookes grabbing his hat-trick, Karl Pryce, Diskin, Brett Kearney and Keith Lulia also scored with Sammut kicking 4 goals. Bradford got their first home win against a St Helens side struggling for form, however it was no easy task as the Bulls and Saints players ran their blood to water but the Bulls defence stood firm and they ground out a 12–8 win (their first win over Saints since 2009) with Elliott Whitehead crossing for an 8-point try after Jamie Foster kicked him and early in the second half Karl Pryce crossed for a try, returning Paul Sykes kicked 2 from 3. Youngster Elliott Whitehead signed a new 5 Year Deal to stay with the club until at least 2016. After a good few games the Bulls reverted to their old ways and lost to Salford City Reds 38–18 with Kearney, Whitehead and Bryn Hargreaves scoring and the returning Sammut kicking 3 goals. The Bulls were hit with a massive financial blow when the RBS limited their overdraft leaving the Bulls with no cash, with no other option Peter Hood turned an asked the fans to help out by donating money to the club. Also Paul Sykes joined Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on a season long loan. The Bulls put up a spirited display against 2nd place Hull FC however despite being the better side for most of the match Hull came away with a lucky 24–18 win, Lulia, Pryce and youngster John Bateman all scored tries with Sammut kicking all 3 goals.

April 2012

The Bulls started April off with a win against rivals Leeds Rhinos, Bradford won the game 12–4 with Jamie Langley and Ben Jeffries scoring a try each and Jarrod Sammut kicked both goals. Bradford backed up the victory over Leeds with a 38–4 win against new boys Widnes Vikings, Jeffries crossed for an early try and Michael Platt scored 2, Craig Kopczak, Adrian Purtell, Manase Manuokafoa and Keith Lulia also scored tries, Sammut kicked 4 goals and Danny Addy kicked the final goal. The Bulls booked their place in the Challenge Cup 5th Round by brushing aside Championship 1 side Doncaster RLFC 72–6, Shaun Ainscough and Elliott Whitehead both scored hat-tricks, Lulia and Matt Diskin both scored 2 a piece whilst Jeffries, John Bateman and Kopczak all scored. Addy kicked 10 goals. Bradford lost 20–6 to league leaders Huddersfield Giants, the conditions were extremely poor and a depleted Bulls side battled well and defended extremely well but Danny Brough proved to be the difference. Platt scored the only Bradford try and Addy converted. Bradford were dumped out of the Challenge Cup by heavily favoured Warrington Wolves however the Bulls battled bravely before finally losing 32–16 with Purtell, Lulia and Olivier Elima all scoring and Luke Gale kicking 2 goals on his return.

May 2012

Young hooker Adam O'Brien signs a new 5-year deal with the club. The Bulls travelled down to London Broncos and secured a hard fought 29–22 win with Karl Pryce scoring a try and Michael Platt scoring 4. Luke Gale kicked 4 goals and a drop goal to put them 3 points clear of 9th place and on level points with Leeds Rhinos. Bradford drew against Salford City Reds 20–20 with Pryce scoring a hat-trick and Tom Burgess also scoring, Gale kicked 2 goals. The Bulls lose yet again at the Magic Weekend to rivals Leeds Rhinos 37–22, Elliott Whitehead, Ben Jeffries, Matt Diskin and Elliot Kear all scored for Bradford and Gale kicked 3 goals. Chairman Peter Hood officially stood down and his predecessor Chris Caisley took on the role.

June 2012

Bradford kicked off June with a 46–32 win against Castleford Tigers. Keith Lulia, John Bateman and Olivier Elima all scored a try each whilst Brett Kearney scored 2 and Shaun Ainscough scored a hat-trick, Luke Gale also got on the scoresheet kicking 7 goals. Bradford suffered an embarrassing 54–0 loss at the hands of St Helens RLFC. After a week's break, due to the International Origin, the Bulls bounced back and beat fellow playoff competitors Wakefield Wildcats 34–26, Elliott Whitehead, Ainscough and Elima all scored a try each whilst Lulia scored 2, Gale kicked all 5 conversions and two penalty goals. Due to the major financial crisis at the club the Bulls officially went into administration on 26 June 2012. Bradford managed to record a phenomenal 30–22 win over league leaders Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium, 2 tries from former Warrior Karl Pryce, and a try each for Lulia, Kearney and Whitehead won the game whilst Gale kicked all 5 goals.

July 2012

On 2 July the administrators officially sacked the entire coaching staff including Head Coach Mick Potter, Assistants Lee St Hilaire and Francis Cummins and also Head of Youth Development Paul Medley. Bradford easily beat bottom of the table London Broncos 44–12 with Manase Manuokafoa, Elliott Whitehead, Luke Gale and Michael Platt all scored a try each whilst Brett Kearney scored 4 tries and Gale added 6 goals. The Bulls lost to arch rivals Leeds Rhinos 34–16 with Whitehead, Olivier Elima and Karl Pryce scoring tries whilst Gale kicked 2 goals. Bradford were also handed a 6-point deduction for entering administration which puts them out of the playoff places. The Bulls wrapped up July with a 50–22 loss to Warrington Wolves, Danny Addy scored 2 tries whilst Whitehead and Pryce also crossed and Gale kicked 3 goals.

August 2012

Bradford started August with a win in a must win game after their 6-point deduction. They beat Widnes Vikings 38–26 with Michael Platt and Shaun Ainscough both scoring 2 tries each and Brett Kearney, Ben Jeffries and Heath L'Estrange all added to the total with a try each. Scrum Half Luke Gale kicked 5 goals. It was announced that youngster Tom Burgess would join his brothers Sam Burgess, Luke Burgess and George Burgess at NRL team South Sydney Rabbitohs for the 2013 season. Bradford received a massive boost to their playoff hopes with a 32–26 win over 8th place Hull KR, this means that the Bulls go level on points with them with 3 games left to play. Jamie Langley crossed for a rare double whilst Ainscough, Jason Crookes and Elliott Whitehead also scored whilst Gale kicked 6 goals. The Bulls once again overcame the odds and beat fellow Yorkshiremen Huddersfield Giants 34–12, Ainscough scored his first try away from home and Matt Diskin, Gale, and Kearney all scored a try whilst returning Karl Pryce grabbed a double. Gale added 5 goals and put Bradford back into the playoff places.

September 2012

It was announced that Omar Khan and MP Gerry Sutcliffe would become new owners of the Bulls after paying £150,000 to secure the ownership. Not long after the Bulls went to suffer a massive 70–6 loss to Hull FC with only Jason Crookes scoring a try for Bradford whilst Luke Gale kicked the goal. Ben Jeffries announced that he would be returning to Australia at the end of the season to become a miner and play part-time with the Kurri Kurri Bulldogs. In addition to Jeffries leaving, former Salford player Ian Sibbit announces that he will retire at the end of the year. Second Rower Olivier Elima also announced he would leave at the end of the season to join former club Catalans Dragons on a 2-year deal, this came as no surprise as Elima had already stated he wanted to go home so his kid could go to a French school. A minor departure was Craig Kopczak, he refused to have his contract transferred over to Omar Khan's Bulls so it was automatically terminated, he looks set to sign for Huddersfield Giants. The Bulls wrap up their weekly rounds with a 50–26 loss to Catalans Dragons, the loss means that they are 1 point behind 8th placed Wakefield Wildcats and this makes it the 4th year in a row that the Bulls have failed to make the playoffs.

2012 milestones[edit]

Pre season friendlies[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss

Bulls score is first.

Date Competition Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Report
26 December 2011 Pre Season Cascolours.png Tigers A The Jungle L 18–28 Crookes, Walker, Hargreaves, Ainscough Briggs 1/4 3,296 Report
22 January 2012 Pre Season Ramscolours.svg Rams A Tetley's Stadium W 42–16 Purtell, Gale (2), Ainscough, Sykes, Joseph, Burgess Gale 7/7 1,402 Report
27 January 2012 Pre Season Cougscolours.svgCougars A Cougar Park L 12–28 Payne, Briggs Briggs 2/2 650 (Est.) Report
29 January 2012 Pre Season Hullcolours.svg Hull FC A KC Stadium L 6–46 Crookes Gale 1/1 3,100 (Est.) Report

Player appearances[edit]

  • 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
No Player 1 2 3 4
1 Brett Kearney x FB x FB
2 Adrian Purtell x C x C
3 Keith Lulia x Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
4 Chev Walker C B x C
5 Elliot Kear Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg x W
6 Ben Jeffries SH SO x SO
7 Luke Gale x SH x SH
8 Nick Scruton x B x P
9 Heath L'Estrange x x x x
10 Craig Kopczak x B x x
11 Olivier Elima Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
12 Elliott Whitehead Red card.svg Red card.svg Red card.svg Red card.svg
13 Jamie Langley L B x L
14 Matt Diskin x H x H
15 Bryn Hargreaves P P x P
16 Manase Manuokafoa Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
17 Ian Sibbit SR SR x SR
18 Shaun Ainscough W W W x
19 Tom Olbison SR Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
20 James Donaldson B B x B
21 Tom Burgess x B x B
22 Jarrod Sammut x x x B
23 Danny Addy B L L x
24 Jason Crookes W W x W
25 Adam O'Brien H B x B
26 John Bateman B SR x SR
27 Kyle Briggs SO B SO x
28 Paul Sykes FB B x B
29 Michael Platt C C x B
30 Liam McAvoy B B P x
31 Alex Ball x x x x
32 Jobe Murphy B B SR x
33 Karl Pryce x Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
34 Phil Joseph P P x B

Captain sports.svg = Captain

Injury icon 2.svg = Injured

Red card.svg = Suspended

Table[edit]

As of 9 September 2012
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 27 21 0 6 994 449 +545 42
2 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 27 20 1 6 909 539 +370 41
3 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 27 17 2 8 795 480 +315 36
4 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 18 0 9 812 611 +199 36
5 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27 16 0 11 823 662 +209 32
6 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 27 15 2 10 696 621 +75 32
7 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 14 0 13 699 664 +35 28
8 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 27 13 0 14 633 764 -131 26
9 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls * 27 14 1 12 633 756 -123 23
10 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 27 10 1 16 753 729 +24 21
11 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 27 8 1 18 618 844 -226 17
12 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 27 7 0 20 588 890 -302 14
13 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 27 6 0 21 554 948 -394 12
14 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 27 6 0 21 532 1082 -550 12

Source: superleague.co.uk and BBC Sport.
Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: for win = 2; for draw = 1; for loss = 0.
* - Bradford Bulls deducted 6 points on 25 July 2012 for entering administration[1] .

2012 fixtures and results[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss

2012 Stobart Super League

Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
5 February 2012 Super League XVII 1 Catalanscolours.svg Dragons H Odsal Stadium L 12–34 Langley, Kear Gale 2/2 10,610 Report
12 February 2012 Super League XVII 2 Cascolours.png Tigers A The Jungle W 20–12 Sammut, Burgess, Kearney Gale 4/4 8,054 Report
19 February 2012 Super League XVII 3 Wigancolours.svg Warriors H Odsal Stadium L 16–54 Crookes, Sammut, Kearney Sammut 2/3 12,909 Report
25 February 2012 Super League XVII 4 Wcatscolours.svg Wildcats A Belle Vue W 36–18 Lulia, Whitehead (3), Kearney (2) Sammut 6/6 6,934 Sky Sports Report
3 March 2012 Super League XVII 5 Wolvescolours.svg Wolves H Odsal Stadium L 10–23 Diskin, Crookes Sammut 1/2 11,318 Sky Sports Report
10 March 2012 Super League XVII 6 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR A Craven Park W 36–24 Crookes (3), Pryce, Diskin, Kearney, Lulia Sammut 4/7 7,486 Sky Sports Report
17 March 2012 Super League XVII 7 Saintscolours.svg Saints H Odsal Stadium W 12–8 Whitehead, Pryce Sykes 2/3 11,360 Sky Sports Report
25 March 2012 Super League XVII 8 Redscolours.svg Reds H Odsal Stadium L 18–38 Kearney, Whitehead, Hargreaves Sammut 3/3 11,290 Report
30 March 2012 Super League XVII 9 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC A KC Stadium L 18–24 Lulia, Pryce, Bateman Sammut 3/3 11,673 Report
6 April 2012 Super League XVII 10 Rhinoscolours.svg Rhinos H Odsal Stadium W 12–4 Langley, Jeffries Sammut 2/2 20,821 Report
9 April 2012 Super League XVII 11 Widnes colours.svgVikings A Stobart Stadium W 38–4 Jeffries, Platt (2), Kopczak, Purtell, Manuokafoa, Lulia Sammut 4/6, Addy 1/1 5,687 Report
22 April 2012 Super League XVII 12 Giantscolours.svg Giants H Odsal Stadium L 6–20 Platt Addy 1/1, Jeffries 0/1 11,182 Report
6 May 2012 Super League XVII 13 Cronulla colours.svgBroncos A Brisbane Road W 29–22 Pryce, Platt (4) Gale 4/6, Gale 1 DG 2,844 Report
18 May 2012 Super League XVII 14 Redscolours.svg Reds A City of Salford Stadium D 20–20 Pryce (3), Burgess Gale 2/4 6,829 Report
26 May 2012 Magic Weekend 15 Rhinoscolours.svg Rhinos N Etihad Stadium L 22–37 Whitehead, Jeffries, Diskin, Kear Gale 3/4 32,953 Sky Sports Report
4 June 2012 Super League XVII 16 Cascolours.png Tigers H Odsal Stadium W 46–32 Lulia, Kearney (2), Bateman, Elima, Ainscough (3) Gale 7/8 10,906 Sky Sports Report
8 June 2012 Super League XVII 17 Saintscolours.svg Saints A Langtree Park L 0–54 13,025 Report
24 June 2012 Super League XVII 18 Wcatscolours.svg Wildcats H Odsal Stadium W 34–26 Whitehead, Lulia (2), Ainscough, Elima Gale 7/7 11,236 Report
29 June 2012 Super League XVII 19 Wigancolours.svg Warriors A DW Stadium W 30–22 Pryce (2), Kearney, Lulia, Whitehead Gale 5/5 19,628 Report
8 July 2012 Super League XVII 20 Cronulla colours.svgBroncos H Odsal Stadium W 44–12 Manuokafoa, Kearney (4), Gale, Whitehead, Platt Gale 6/8 10,132 Report
20 July 2012 Super League XVII 21 Rhinoscolours.svg Rhinos A Headingley Stadium L 16–34 Whitehead, Elima, Pryce Gale 2/3 18,520 Report
29 July 2012 Super League XVII 22 Wolvescolours.svg Wolves A Halliwell Jones Stadium L 22–50 Addy (2), Whitehead, Pryce Gale 3/4 10,750 Report
5 August 2012 Super League XVII 23 Widnes colours.svgVikings H Odsal Stadium W 38–26 Platt (2), Kearney, Ainscough (2), Jeffries, L'Estrange Gale 5/7 10,261 Report
10 August 2012 Super League XVII 24 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR H Odsal Stadium W 32–26 Langley (2), Ainscough, Crookes, Whitehead Gale 6/6 10,217 Sky Sports Report
19 August 2012 Super League XVII 25 Giantscolours.svg Giants A Galpharm Stadium W 34–12 Ainscough, Diskin, Gale, Kearney, Pryce (2) Gale 5/6 7,477 Report
1 September 2012 Super League XVII 26 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC H Odsal Stadium L 6–70 Crookes Gale 1/1 10,616 Sky Sports Report
8 September 2012 Super League XVII 27 Catalanscolours.svg Dragons A Stade Gilbert Brutus L 26–50 Platt, Sammut (4) Gale 3/5 9,254 Sky Sports Report

Player appearances[edit]

  • 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
No Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
1 Brett Kearney FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg FB FB Injury icon 2.svg FB FB FB FB Injury icon 2.svg FB FB FB FB FB
2 Adrian Purtell C C Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg C Injury icon 2.svg C C C C Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg C Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
3 Keith Lulia Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C
4 Chev Walker C C SR Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg C SR SR Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg x x B Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B B B B B B B B B
5 Elliot Kear W W W W W Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg FB FB W Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg x x x x W
6 Ben Jeffries x x x SH SH SH SH SH Injury icon 2.svg SH SH SH SO SO SO SO SO SO x SO x Injury icon 2.svg SO SO SO SO x
7 Luke Gale SH SH SH Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg SH SH SH SH SH SH SH SH SH SH SH SH SH SH SH
8 Nick Scruton B B B B x Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B x x x x B
9 Heath L'Estrange B B B B B B B B B B B Red card.svg B B B H H H H H H H H H H H H
10 Craig Kopczak P P P P P Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B B P P P Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B P P P P x
11 Olivier Elima Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B Red card.svg B SR SR SR SR SR SR L L P P x SR Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B L
12 Elliott Whitehead Red card.svg SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR B C SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR
13 Jamie Langley L L L L L L Injury icon 2.svg L L L L L L L Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg P L L L L L L L L L Injury icon 2.svg
14 Matt Diskin H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B B B B
15 Bryn Hargreaves P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P Injury icon 2.svg P P P P P P P P
16 Manase Manuokafoa Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B P P P P P P P B B B P B B P P P P B B B B P
17 Ian Sibbit SR SR Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B B Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
18 Shaun Ainscough x x x x x x x Injury icon 2.svg x W W W W W x W FB W W W W W W W W W x
19 Tom Olbison Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg x B B x x x SR SR B B B B SR SR SR x SR SR
20 James Donaldson B B Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
21 Tom Burgess B B B B B B B B B B B x B B B B B B B B B B B B B x x
22 Jarrod Sammut SO SO SO SO SO SO Red card.svg SO SH SO SO Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B SO Injury icon 2.svg SO FB x x x x SO
23 Danny Addy x x x x x B B B SO B B SO B B x B B x x x x SO B x x x x
24 Jason Crookes W W W W W W W W W Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg x W W W W
25 Adam O'Brien Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg x x x x x x B B B x x x x x x
26 John Bateman SR Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg SR SR SR L B SR Red card.svg Red card.svg B Red card.svg Red card.svg L SR SR SR SR SR x x x x SR Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
27 Kyle Briggs x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
28 Paul Sykes x x x x x x SO C x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
29 Michael Platt x x C C C x x x x x W W C C x C W C C C C C C C Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg C
30 Liam McAvoy x x x x x x x Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
31 Alex Ball x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
32 Jobe Murphy x x x x x x x x Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
33 Karl Pryce Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg x x x W W W W W Injury icon 2.svg FB W W W W W W W W W W W x C C Injury icon 2.svg
34 Phil Joseph x x B B B x x x B B Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg x Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg x x x x x x B

Captain sports.svg = Captain

Injury icon 2.svg = Injured

Red card.svg = Suspended

Challenge Cup[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss
Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att TV Report
15 April 2012 Cup 4th Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster H Odsal Stadium W 72–6 Whitehead (3), Jeffries, Diskin (2), Ainscough (3), Bateman, Kopczak, Lulia (2) Addy 10/13 3,210 Report
28 April 2012 Cup 5th Wolvescolours.svg Wolves A Halliwell Jones Stadium L 16–32 Purtell, Lulia, Elima Gale 2/3 5,505 BBC Sport Report

Player appearances[edit]

  • 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
No Player 4 5
1 Brett Kearney Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
2 Adrian Purtell W C
3 Keith Lulia C C
4 Chev Walker Injury icon 2.svg x
5 Elliot Kear Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
6 Ben Jeffries SH FB
7 Luke Gale Injury icon 2.svg SH
8 Nick Scruton Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
9 Heath L'Estrange Red card.svg B
10 Craig Kopczak B P
11 Olivier Elima SR SR
12 Elliott Whitehead C SR
13 Jamie Langley L L
14 Matt Diskin H H
15 Bryn Hargreaves P P
16 Manase Manuokafoa P B
17 Ian Sibbit Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
18 Shaun Ainscough FB W
19 Tom Olbison SR x
20 James Donaldson Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
21 Tom Burgess B B
22 Jarrod Sammut Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
23 Danny Addy SO B
24 Jason Crookes Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
25 Adam O'Brien Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
26 John Bateman B SO
27 Kyle Briggs x x
28 Paul Sykes x x
29 Michael Platt W x
30 Liam McAvoy Injury icon 2.svg x
31 Alex Ball x x
32 Jobe Murphy Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
33 Karl Pryce Injury icon 2.svg W
34 Phil Joseph Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
37 Callum Windley B x

2012 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 8 September 2012.
No Player Position Age Previous Club Until End Of Apps Tries Goals DG Points
1 Brett Kearney Fullback 28 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks 2014 22 15 0 0 60
2 Adrian Purtell Wing 27 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 2014 10 2 0 0 8
3 Keith Lulia Centre 24 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 2013 27 11 0 0 44
4 Chev Walker Centre 29 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR 2012 16 0 0 0 0
5 Elliot Kear Wing 23 Cruscolours.svg Crusaders RL 2014 9 2 0 0 8
6 Ben Jeffries Stand Off 31 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 2012 21 5 0 0 20
7 Luke Gale Scrum-half 23 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 2014 19 2 67 1 143
8 Nick Scruton Prop 27 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 2014 6 0 0 0 0
9 Heath L'Estrange Hooker 26 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Sea Eagles 2014 27 1 0 0 4
10 Craig Kopczak Prop 25 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2013 17 2 0 0 8
11 Olivier Elima Second Row 28 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 2012 17 4 0 0 16
12 Elliott Whitehead Second Row 22 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2016 28 15 0 0 60
13 Jamie Langley Loose forward 28 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2013 25 4 0 0 16
14 Matt Diskin Hooker 30 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 2013 21 6 0 0 24
15 Bryn Hargreaves Prop 26 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 2012 28 1 0 0 4
16 Manase Manuokafoa Prop 26 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 2012 25 2 0 0 8
17 Ian Sibbit Second Row 31 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 2012 4 0 0 0 0
18 Shaun Ainscough Wing 22 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 2012 18 11 0 0 44
19 Tom Olbison Second Row 20 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2014 14 0 0 0 0
20 James Donaldson Loose forward 20 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2012 2 0 0 0 0
21 Tom Burgess Prop 19 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2012 26 2 0 0 8
22 Jarrod Sammut Scrum-half 25 Cruscolours.svg Crusaders RL 2012 15 6 25 0 74
23 Danny Addy Loose forward 21 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2012 15 2 12 0 32
24 Jason Crookes Centre 21 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2012 13 7 0 0 28
25 Adam O'Brien Hooker 18 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2016 3 0 0 0 0
26 John Bateman Loose forward 18 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2013 17 3 0 0 12
27 Kyle Briggs Stand Off 24 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers 2012 0 0 0 0 0
28 Paul Sykes Centre 30 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 2013 2 0 2 0 4
29 Michael Platt Centre 27 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 2013 18 11 0 0 44
30 Liam McAvoy Prop 20 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2012 0 0 0 0 0
31 Jobe Murphy Fullback 18 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2012 0 0 0 0 0
32 Alex Ball Prop 19 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2012 0 0 0 0 0
33 Karl Pryce Wing/Centre 25 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 2012 20 13 0 0 52
34 Phil Joseph Prop 27 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 2012 6 0 0 0 0
37 Callum Windley Hooker 21 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2012 1 0 0 0 0

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

Out of contract 2012[edit]

Players out of contract in 2012:

Steve Crossley – Signed with Dewsbury Rams

Chev Walker – Re-signed with Bradford Bulls.

Ben Jeffries – Retired

Olivier Elima – Signed with Catalans Dragons

Bryn Hargreaves – Retired

Manase Manuokafoa – Re-signed with Bradford Bulls.

Ian Sibbit – Retired

Shaun Ainscough – Signed with South City Bulls in Australia

James Donaldson – Re-signed with Bradford Bulls.

Tom Burgess – Signed with South Sydney Rabbitohs

Jarrod Sammut – Re-signed with Bradford Bulls.

Danny Addy – Re-signed with Bradford Bulls.

Jason Crookes – Signed with Hull FC

Adam O'Brien – Re-signed with Bradford Bulls.

Kyle Briggs – Signed with Featherstone Rovers

Karl Pryce – Released

2012 transfers in/out[edit]

In

Name Position Signed from Date
Keith Lulia Centre Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights July 2011
Luke Gale Stand Off/Scrum Half Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL July 2011
Jarrod Sammut Scrum-half Cruscolours.svg Crusaders RL July 2011
Adrian Purtell Centre/Winger Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers August 2011
Elliot Kear Wing Cruscolours.svg Crusaders RL October 2011
Manase Manuokafoa Prop Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels October 2011
Karl Pryce Wing/Centre Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors January 2012
Philip Joseph Prop Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions January 2012

Out

Name Position Club Signed Date
Patrick Ah Van Winger Widnes colours.svgWidnes Vikings August 2011
Shad Royston Fullback Pia Donkeys August 2011
Marc Herbert Scrum-half Retired September 2011
Andy Lynch Prop Hullcolours.svg Hull FC September 2011
Vinny Finigan Wing Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles October 2011
Steve Crossley Prop Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams October 2011
Gareth Raynor Winger Featherstone Rovers December 2011

References[edit]

Pre-Season

Super League XVII

Challenge Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bradford Bulls handed six-point deduction by RFL". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 

External links[edit]