2013 Bradford Bulls season

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2013 Bradford Bulls season
Super League XVIII Rank 9th
Play-off result Did Not Qualify
Challenge Cup 5th Round
2013 record Wins: 11; Draws: 2; Losses: 16
Points scored For: 726; Against: 693
Team information
Chairman Omar Khan
Head Coach Francis Cummins
Captain
Stadium Odsal Stadium
Avg. Attend. 8,563
High. Attend. 12,016 vs. Leeds Rhinos
Top scorers
Tries Jarrod Sammut (25)
Goals Jamie Foster (69)
Points Jarrod Sammut (167)
2012 List of seasons 2014 >

This article details the Bradford Bulls rugby league football club's 2013 season, the 18th season of the Super League era.

Season Review[edit]

August 2012

It was announced that academy product Tom Burgess would be joining his brothers (Luke Burgess, Sam Burgess and twin brother George Burgess) at NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs on a two-year deal. Meanwhile, young halfback Kyle Briggs announced he had signed for former club Featherstone Rovers on a two-year deal. Kyle had spent the entire 2012 season on loan at Featherstone.

September 2012

September was a positive month in terms of off-field problems as local businessman Omar Khan agreed to purchase the Bulls for £150,000 with an additional £100,000 to be paid in 2015. This move took the Bulls out of administration however their Super League status is still in jeopardy and must go through a mini-licensing process against Championship clubs Halifax, Leigh Centurions and Featherstone Rovers. Ben Jeffries announced that he was returning home to Australia at the end of the season to become a miner and play part-time for the Kurri Kurri Bulldogs. Veteran second-rower Ian Sibbit announces that he will retire from rugby at the end of the season. Second rower Olivier Elima signs a 2 Year Deal with his former club Catalans Dragons as he wishes to live in his home country and send his children to a French school. Fullback Brett Kearney scooped up Player of the Year at the awards evening. However Prop Bryn Hargreaves announced his retirement to take up a degree at university. Australian coach Mick Potter announces that he will return home to his native land after working without pay at the Bulls. Good news soon followed though as the RFL released a statement providing the Bulls with a 1-year probationary licence which means the Bulls will have to face a review at the end of the 2013 season. Francis Cummins was announced as the head coach and signs a 3 Year Deal for the job. Winger and academy product Jason Crookes Finally made his move to Hull F.C. on a 3 Year Deal after months of rumours. Utility player Chev Walker signed a 1-year extension to his contract with the Bulls. It was announced at the annual awards evening that Mick Potter won Coach of the Year for his efforts at Bradford during a hard 2012 season.

October 2012

Paul Sykes signs a 1 Year Deal with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats after spending most of the 2012 season on loan at the West Yorkshire club. After much rumour and speculation Bradford born youngster John Bateman signs an improved 3 Year Extension with the Bulls keeping him at Odsal until 2015. Leeds based Hunslet Hawks announce the signing of Bulls academy product Callum Windley on a 1 Year Deal after he was released due to the U20's being scrapped and replaced by the U23's and U19's competitions. Coach Francis Cummins released winger Karl Pryce, prop Phil Joseph and also youngster Alex Ball. Bradford's first signing of the new season came in the form of Warrington Wolves centre Matty Blythe on a 1 Year Loan Deal after Francis Cummins was heavily recommended to Blythe by Wolves coach Tony Smith. Young fullback Curtis Naughton (3 Year Deal), centre Sam Wood (2 Year Deal) and second rower Oliver Roberts (3 Year Deal) were all give professional contracts and promoted to the first team. Halfback Luke Gale signs a 3 Year extension to his contract keeping him at Bradford until 2015. Tongan prop Manase Manuokafoa signed a 2 Year Extension to his contract. October kept on being productive with the announcement that Maltese halfback Jarrod Sammut signed a 2 Year Extension with the club subject to acquiring a working visa. Academy product Danny Addy also signed a 1 Year Extension to his contract. It was announced that popular winger Shaun Ainscough would leave the Bulls after being offered less money to play, he will join the South City Bulls in New South Wales, Australia. Meanwhile, Rajas (a fast food chain) becomes the first major sponsorship by an Asian businessman in the clubs history. Bradford announced that they had signed a 4-year deal with kit maker ISC who supply 7 other Super League teams with kits, this brings an end to a 5-year deal with Kooga.

November 2012

The Bulls announce their 2nd capture of the season, Warrington Wolves prop Ben Evans on a 1 Year loan deal, he is the twin brother of Wolves centre Rhys Evans. Bradford also signed St. Helens youngster Jamie Foster on a 1 Year permanent deal. On the 9th Bradford announced a record breaking sponsorship with loan firm Provident Financial, this sponsorship will be worth £1.2 million over a period of 4 years making it the biggest ever sponsorship in Super League history, on the same day the Bulls also previewed the 2013 home shirt. Young loose-forward James Donaldson signed a 1-year extension to his contract. A couple of days before the fixtures were due to be released clubs were allowed to tweet their first home and away game of the season, Bradford announced they will kick off the 2013 season at home against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats with their second game at the KC Stadium to play Hull F.C.. The squad numbers were released and youngster John Bateman was handed the number 11 shirt from Olivier Elima whilst Jarrod Sammut will wear the number 6 jersey.

December 2012

It was a pretty quiet month for the Bulls except for the announcement that Salford City Reds prop Adam Sidlow had signed for Bradford on a two-year deal and would wear the number 27 for 2013.

January 2013

On loan prop Ben Evans had to have surgery on his shoulder and he was out for four months. Also former player Ian Sibbit returned to be a part of coach Francis Cummins's backroom staff. Bradford's first pre-season game saw them beat local team Dewsbury Rams 48-6; Elliott Whitehead was the star of the game, scoring 4 tries. Heath L'Estrange, Matty Blythe, Matt Diskin and Manase Manuokafoa also scored tries whilst Jamie Foster enjoyed a good performance with the boot kicking all 8 goals. The week after businesswoman of the year Kate Hardcastle joined the Bulls in a non-executive role. In their final pre-season game the Bulls drew 24-24 with Leeds Rhinos for Danny McGuire's testimonial, Jarrod Sammut and Brett Kearney both scored 2 tries each and Jamie Foster kicked 4 goals. Bradford also showed off their new purple, white and green away kit for 2013.

February 2013

The Bulls announced that their entire squad barring Matty Blythe and Ben Evans (who are on loan) have been dual registered with Dewsbury Rams; this means that anybody who doesn't get into Bradford's game day squad is available to play for the Rams. Bradford kicked off 2013 with a 40-6 win over Wakefield Trinity Wildcats; Michael Platt opened the scoring and then Matty Blythe and Adam Sidlow both scored on debut. Jarrod Sammut then grabbed a brace of tries whilst Jamie Foster and Brett Kearney also crossed to score, Foster added 6 goals to ensure the Bulls started with a win. That same weekend James Donaldson and Adam O'Brien featured for Dewsbury Rams under the dual registration and O'Brien scored 2 tries to help the Rams to an opening round victory. Bradford were due to play Hull F.C. away on 8 February but due to an accident on the M62 the game was postponed until the 10th. The Bulls were poor against a strong Hull side but Matty Blythe and Brett Kearney both managed to score in the 28-12 loss with Jamie Foster also kicking 2 goals. Bradford got back to winning ways as a Brett Kearney hat-trick helped them to a 38-12 win over Castleford Tigers. Adam Sidlow, Matty Blythe and Chev Walker also scored tries and Jamie Foster slotted over 7 goals. February finished on a sour note as the Bulls went down 36-10 to St Helens R.F.C., the Bulls were never at the races but managed to grab two late tries from Brett Kearney and Elliot Kear with former Saints player Jamie Foster kicking a goal.

March 2013

The Bulls soon got back to winning ways as they bounced back and hammered Huddersfield Giants 43-18. Jarrod Sammut had a hat-trick whilst Matty Blythe, Danny Addy, Brett Kearney and Adam O'Brien (his first Super League try) all crossed to score. Jamie Foster kicked 7 goals and Sammut slotted over a drop goal to ensure the points came to Bradford. The Bulls backed this great performance with a 22-22 draw against Widnes Vikings. Gareth Hock was sent off before halftime when the Bulls were 20-4 in front however the 12 man Widnes side fought back an appauling 2nd half Bradford to claim a point of the Bulls. Bradford's tries came from Jamie Langley, Brett Kearney, Matt Diskin and Keith Lulia whilst Jarrod Sammut kicked 3 goals. The Bulls depleted side beat a travelling Hull Kingston Rovers side 34-12 with Jamie Foster, Brett Kearney, Elliot Kear, John Bateman and Jarrod Sammut (2 tries) all scoring, Jamie Foster kicked 5 goals to ensure that the Bulls took the points. Australian centre Adrian Purtell made his comeback after suffering a heart attack against Leeds Rhinos last season. The Bulls lost away to Catalans Dragons for the second year running as Elliot Kear and John Bateman's tries weren't enough to stop the French side beating Bradford 30-10, Jamie Foster also kicked a goal. Bradford finished March with an 18-18 draw against arch rivals Leeds Rhinos, Adrian Purtell and Tom Olbison gave the Bulls a 12-12 halftime score. However Leeds fought back to lead 18-12 but a late Adam Sidlow try helped secure a point for the Bulls.

April 2013

The Bulls started April with an average performance as they beat Salford City Reds 36-24, John Bateman, Adrian Purtell, Brett Kearney and Jamie Langley all scored a try each and Jarrod Sammut scored a double. Jamie Foster added 4 goals before going off injured and Sammut added a further 2 goals. Bradford continued their impressive run of form with a 46-20 win against London Broncos. Jarrod Sammut was once again the star of the game as he ran in four second half tries and landed 6 goals to keep the Bulls in 3rd place, Elliott Whitehead also crossed for 2 tries with Danny Addy and Chev Walker each grabbing a try. Bradford were brought back down to earth with a dismal first half performance which led to a 36-6 defeat at the hands of Wigan Warriors, all six points came from Jarrod Sammut. Bradford started their Challenge Cup run with a 70-10 thrashing of lower league Rochdale Hornets. Sam Wood scored a try on his debut whilst Luke Gale and Jarrod Sammut scored 2 each. Elliott Whitehead grabbed himself a hat-trick while Jamie Langley, Chev Walker, John Bateman and Michael Platt also crossed for a try each, Jamie Foster added 2 goals before going off injured and Sammut booted a further 9 goals. They finished the month with a 32-4 loss to Warrington Wolves with the Bulls only points coming from an Adrian Purtell try.

May 2013

The Bulls had a disappointing start to May as they were well beaten at home (42-22) by arch-rivals Leeds Rhinos, on loan Ben Evans opened the scoring for Bradford as he crossed for his 1st try for the Bulls. Further tries were added by Brett Kearney and a double from Elliot Kear, Jarrod Sammut also kicked 3 goals in Jamie Foster's absence. Bradford's season got worse as they were beaten 25-16 in the 5th Round of the Challenge Cup by London Broncos. Jarrod Sammut, Nick Scruton and Elliot Kear scored for the Bulls as they were knocked out of the cup with Sammut also kicking 2 goals. Young winger Jamie Foster re-signed with the Bulls for a further 2 years. Due to an injury crisis in the pack Francis Cummins brought in Jacob Fairbank from Huddersfield Giants on a one-month loan. The Bulls overcame this defeat by beating struggling Salford City Reds 28-7 with Matty Blythe scoring 2 tries with Luke Gale, Adrian Purtell and Matt Diskin also scoring tries. Sammut added 4 goals to give the Bulls a much needed win. The last game of May saw the Bulls face Huddersfield Giants at the Magic Weekend, Bradford had an injury hit side and were out-muscled by a large Giants pack who won the game 42-6 with Jamie Foster scoring the Bulls only points.

June 2013

June started off bad for the Bulls as they lost 28-18 to playoff rivals Hull Kingston Rovers. Jarrod Sammut, Keith Lulia and Michael Platt all scored a try with Sammut kicking 2 goals and Luke Gale kicking another, however Hull KR won the game in the last 10–15 minutes with 2 breakaway tries. This defeat was followed up by the news that young second-row Tom Olbison had signed a new 2-year deal at the club keeping him until 2015, however the good news was short lived after it was announced that homegrown second-row Elliott Whitehead had handed in a transfer request as he wishes to play at a top 4 side. Coach Francis Cummins stated at the time that Whitehead has been put on indefinite leave and will play no further part in the Bulls season. The Bulls then faced an out of form St Helens R.F.C. side, however Cummins men were not up to the task and lost 30-18 with Brett Kearney, Matty Blythe and Elliot Kear scoring for the Bulls. Gale also kicked 3 goals in the defeat. One of the positive points in that game is that young second-rower Oliver Roberts was handed his debut off the bench. News surrounding the club increased in the lead up to Bradford's first home game in over a month. The first bit of news was that veteran second-rower Chev Walker had signed a new 1-year deal with an option of another. Then it was announced that the Bulls had signed Warrington Wolves and England RL prop Gareth Carvell had signed with the Bulls on a 2 Year Deal which will add a bit of size to the relatively small Bradford pack. However bad news was soon to follow as Keith Lulia is set to go back home to Australia at the end of the year and youngster Danny Addy has rejected a new deal that was offered to him. French based Catalans Dragons announced that they had signed Elliott Whitehead on a 2 and a half year deal. It was also announced that hooker and captain Matt Diskin signed a 1 Year Extension to his contract. Bradford also revealed that legend and fan favourite Robbie Paul would be returning to the club as deputy director. Bradford finished the month with a 26-12 loss to Warrington Wolves the Bulls scored late tries through Walker and Donaldson but it wasn't enough to come back and beat the Wolves.

July 2013

The month started off with some good news as Huddersfield Giants second-row Dale Ferguson was announced as the Bulls 2nd new signing for the 2014 season. Ferguson was signed on a 2 Year Deal after other clubs such as Hull Kingston Rovers had also offered deals. In addition to this it was also announced that prop Manase Manuokafoa had signed a 2 Year Extension to his contract. Bradford travelled to Wigan Warriors where they suffered a 26-20 defeat after letting go of an 18-4 lead, the Bulls scored through Michael Platt, Adam Sidlow and John Bateman while Jamie Foster added 4 goals. Bradford managed to beat Hull F.C. 19-12 to get back on the road to the playoffs. The Bulls tries came from Jarrod Sammut, Elliot Kear and Matt Diskin whilst Jamie Foster kicked 3 goals and Luke Gale slotted a drop goal. Recruitment for the 2014 season continued as the Bulls announced that they had signed Luke George on a 2 Year Deal from Huddersfield Giants.

August 2013

It was announced that loan signing Matty Blythe had signed a permanent 3 Year Deal with the Bulls from Warrington Wolves. Bradford's push for the playoffs received a huge boost as they beat Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 26-24 with Keith Lulia scoring 2 tries, Brett Kearney, Tom Olbison and Jamie Foster all scored a try each too while Foster kicked 3 goals. The following week saw the Bulls lose 23-22 to Catalans Dragons. Lulia once again scored 2 tries with Kearney adding another, Adrian Purtell also crossed for a try while Foster kicked 3 goals. The game was lost in controversial fashion as Kearney was sin-binned with 7 minutes to go for a professional foul on Elliott Whitehead and Ian Henderson crossed the try line to draw before Thomas Bosc slotted the decisive drop goal to win. Bradford's playoff hopes were ended as they lost 46-34 to Castleford Tigers, Jarrod Sammut scored 2 tries whilst Brett Kearney, Nick Scruton, Elliot Kear and Danny Addy also scored tries. Jamie Foster added 5 goals but it wasn't enough and the Bulls were out of the playoffs for the 5th year in a row. Some positive news followed as youngster James Donaldson re-signed with the Bulls for another year. Danny Addy also signed a 2 Year Extension with the Bulls. The Bulls announced that they had signed young Stand Off Lee Gaskell on a 2 Year Deal from St. Helens.

September 2013

After all the good news off the pitch that August brought there was bad news on the pitch in September. The Bulls puck in a lackluster performance against London Broncos and lost 20-10, Keith Lulia and Danny Addy scored for the Bulls while Jamie Foster kicked a goal. The Bulls finished the season with a 58-6 win against a young Huddersfield Giants side. Jarrod Sammut grabbed 4 tries whilst Lulia signed off with a hat-trick. Danny Addy, Jamie Foster and Elliot Kear also scored tries, Jamie Foster kicked 9 goals.

2013 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
13 January 2013 Pre Season Ramscolours.svgDewsbury Rams A Rams Stadium W 48-6 Whitehead (4), L'Estrange, Blythe, Diskin, Manuokafoa Foster 8/8 1,531 Report
20 January 2013 Pre Season Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds Rhinos A Headingley Stadium D 24-24 Sammut (2), Kearney (2) Foster 4/4 6,106 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
1 Brett Kearney Injury icon 2.svg SO
2 Adrian Purtell Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
3 Keith Lulia C C
4 Matty Blythe C C
5 Elliot Kear W W
6 Jarrod Sammut SO SH
7 Luke Gale Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
8 Nick Scruton P P
9 Heath L'Estrange H Injury icon 2.svg
10 Manase Manuokafoa P P
11 John Bateman Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
12 Elliott Whitehead SR SR
13 Jamie Langley Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
14 Matt Diskin B H
15 Chev Walker L L
16 Tom Olbison SR SR
17 Jamie Foster FB FB
18 Michael Platt W W
19 Danny Addy SH B
20 Adam O'Brien B B
21 James Donaldson Injury icon 2.svg B
22 Jobe Murphy B B
23 Ben Evans Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
24 Oliver Roberts Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
25 Sam Wood B x
26 Curtis Naughton B x
27 Adam Sidlow B B

Captain sports.svg = Captain

Injury icon 2.svg = Injured

Red card.svg = Suspended

Table[edit]

As of 8 September 2013
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 21 0 6 851 507 +344 42
2 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 27 20 1 6 836 461 +375 41
3 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27 18 1 8 712 507 +205 37
4 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 27 17 1 9 816 460 +356 35
5 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 27 15 1 11 678 536 +142 31
6 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 27 13 2 12 652 563 +89 28
7 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 13 2 12 619 604 +15 28
8 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 27 13 0 14 642 760 -118 26
9 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 27 10 2 15 640 658 -18 22
10 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 27 10 2 15 695 841 -146 22
11 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 27 10 1 16 660 749 -89 21
12 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 27 9 2 16 702 881 -179 20
13 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 27 5 2 20 487 946 -459 12
14 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 27 6 1 20 436 953 -517 11*

* - Salford deducted 2 points on 14 June 2013 for fielding 14 players during home game against Castleford[1]

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.

2013 Fixtures and Results[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss

2013 Engage Super League

Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
3 February 2013 Super League XVIII 1 Wcatscolours.svgWakefield Trinity Wildcats H Odsal Stadium W 40-6 Sammut (2), Blythe, Foster, Kearney, Platt, Sidlow Foster 6/7 10,263 - Report
10 February 2013 Super League XVIII 2 Hullcolours.svgHull F.C. A KC Stadium L 12-28 Blythe, Kearney Foster 2/2 10,952 - Report
16 February 2013 Super League XVIII 3 Cascolours.pngCastleford Tigers H Odsal Stadium W 38-12 Kearney (3), Blythe, Sidlow, Walker Foster 7/7 7,724 Sky Sports Report
23 February 2013 Super League XVIII 4 Saintscolours.svgSt. Helens H Odsal Stadium L 10-36 Kear, Kearney Foster 1/2 8,203 - Report
3 March 2013 Super League XVIII 5 Giantscolours.svgHuddersfield Giants A Galpharm Stadium W 43-18 Sammut (3), Addy, Blythe, Kearney, O'Brien Foster 7/7, Sammut 1 DG 7,616 - Report
8 March 2013 Super League XVIII 6 Widnes colours.svgWidnes Vikings A Halton Stadium D 22-22 Diskin, Kearney, Lulia, Whitehead Sammut 3/5 5,861 - Report
17 March 2013 Super League XVIII 7 HKRcolours.svgHull Kingston Rovers H Odsal Stadium W 34-12 Sammut (2), Bateman, Foster, Kear, Kearney Foster 5/7 7,843 - Report
23 March 2013 Super League XVIII 8 Catalanscolours.svgCatalans Dragons A Stade Gilbert Brutus L 10-30 Bateman, Kear Foster 1/2 6,813 Sky Sports Report
28 March 2013 Super League XVIII 9 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds Rhinos A Headingley Stadium D 18-18 Olbison, Purtell, Sidlow Foster 3/3 16,604 Sky Sports Report
1 April 2013 Super League XVIII 10 Redscolours.svgSalford City Reds H Odsal Stadium W 36-24 Sammut (2), Bateman, Kearney, Langley, Purtell Foster 4/4, Sammut 2/3 7,503 - Report
6 April 2013 Super League XVIII 11 Cronulla colours.svgLondon Broncos A Twickenham Stoop W 46-20 Sammut (4), Whitehead (2), Addy, Walker Sammut 7/8 1,441 - Report
14 April 2013 Super League XVIII 12 Wigancolours.svgWigan Warriors H Odsal Stadium L 6-36 Sammut Sammut 1/1 9,899 - Report
28 April 2013 Super League XVIII 13 Wolvescolours.svgWarrington Wolves A Halliwell Jones Stadium L 4-32 Purtell Gale 0/1 10,901 - Report
3 May 2013 Super League XVIII 14 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds Rhinos H Odsal Stadium L 22-42 Kear (2), Evans, Kearney Sammut 3/4 12,016 Sky Sports Report
17 May 2013 Super League XVIII 15 Redscolours.svgSalford City Reds A City of Salford Stadium W 28-7 Blythe (2), Diskin, Gale, Purtell Sammut 4/5 5,106 - Report
25 May 2013 Magic Weekend 16 Giantscolours.svgHuddersfield Giants N Etihad Stadium L 6-42 Foster Foster 1/1 31,249 Sky Sports Report
2 June 2013 Super League XVIII 17 HKRcolours.svgHull Kingston Rovers A Craven Park L 18-28 Lulia, Platt, Sammut Sammut 2/2, Gale 1/1, Addy 0/1 7,259 - Report
7 June 2013 Super League XVIII 18 Saintscolours.svgSt. Helens A Langtree Park L 18-30 Blythe, Kear, Kearney Gale 3/3 11,385 - Report
23 June 2013 Super League XVIII 19 Widnes colours.svgWidnes Vikings H Odsal Stadium L 28-32 Donaldson, Kear, Lulia, Platt, Sidlow Gale 4/5 8,124 - Report
30 June 2013 Super League XVIII 20 Wolvescolours.svgWarrington Wolves H Odsal Stadium L 12-26 Donaldson, Walker Foster 2/2 8,485 - Report
5 July 2013 Super League XVIII 21 Wigancolours.svgWigan Warriors A DW Stadium L 20-26 Bateman, Platt, Sidlow Foster 4/5 13,213 - Report
19 July 2013 Super League XVIII 22 Hullcolours.svgHull F.C. H Odsal Stadium W 19-12 Diskin, Kear, Sammut Foster 3/3, Gale 1 DG 7,914 Sky Sports Report
4 August 2013 Super League XVIII 23 Wcatscolours.svgWakefield Trinity Wildcats A Belle Vue W 26-24 Lulia (2), Foster, Kearney, Olbison Foster 3/5 8,084 - Report
11 August 2013 Super League XVIII 24 Catalanscolours.svgCatalans Dragons H Odsal Stadium L 22-23 Lulia (2), Kearney, Purtell Foster 3/4 7,850 - Report
18 August 2013 Super League XVIII 25 Cascolours.pngCastleford Tigers A The Jungle L 34-46 Sammut (2), Addy, Kear, Kearney, Scruton Foster 5/6 6,633 - Report
1 September 2013 Super League XVIII 26 Cronulla colours.svgLondon Broncos H Odsal Stadium L 10-20 Addy, Lulia Foster 1/2 7,148 - Report
8 September 2013 Super League XVIII 27 Giantscolours.svgHuddersfield Giants H Odsal Stadium W 58-6 Sammut (4), Lulia (3), Addy, Foster, Kear Foster 9/10 8,348 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
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2 Adrian Purtell 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 C C C W C C W C W Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg C C C C C C C Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
3 Keith Lulia C C C C C C C Injury icon 2.svg C C C C C C C C C C C C Injury icon 2.svg C C C C C C
4 Matty Blythe C C C C C 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 C SR C C C SR SR SR Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg SR Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
5 Elliot Kear W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W
6 Jarrod Sammut SH SH SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO FB SO SO Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B SO B SO SO SO
7 Luke Gale 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 SH SH SH Injury icon 2.svg SH SH SH Injury icon 2.svg SH SH SH SH Injury icon 2.svg SH SH
8 Nick Scruton P P P P P P P P P B P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P Injury icon 2.svg
9 Heath L'Estrange B B B B H H H H B H B B H B H H H H B SH B B B B Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
10 Manase Manuokafoa P P P B P P P P P P B P P P Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B B P B B P P P P
11 John Bateman Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg SR SR B SR Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg SR Injury icon 2.svg B Injury icon 2.svg SR SR SR SR SR SR Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
12 Elliott Whitehead SR SR SR SR SR SR C C SR SR C SR SR SR SR SR SR x x x x x x x x x x
13 Jamie Langley B B B B B L Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B P B B Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg P P P P Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg L SR SR B SR Injury icon 2.svg
14 Matt Diskin H H H H Injury icon 2.svg B Injury icon 2.svg B H Injury icon 2.svg H H B H B B Injury icon 2.svg B H H H H H H H H H
15 Chev Walker L L L L L W Injury icon 2.svg L L Injury icon 2.svg SR SR L L L L L Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B Injury icon 2.svg B B L L B Injury icon 2.svg
16 Tom Olbison SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR B SR Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg SR Injury icon 2.svg SR Injury icon 2.svg SR B Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg SR SR SR SR B SR
17 Jamie Foster FB FB W W W Injury icon 2.svg W W W W Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg FB Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg FB FB W W W W FB W
18 Michael Platt 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 W W x W x W W W W C Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg C B
19 Danny Addy B B SH SH SH SH SH SH SH SH SH SH B B SO SH B SO SO SO SO SO B SO SH SR SR
20 Adam O'Brien x x x x B x B x x B x x x x x x B x x x x x x x B B B
21 James Donaldson Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B B B L B Injury icon 2.svg L L L Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B Injury icon 2.svg L L L L Injury icon 2.svg L B B L L
22 Jobe Murphy x x B x x B B B x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
23 Ben Evans x x x x x x x x x x x x B B B B B B B B B P P B B B P
24 Oliver Roberts x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x B x x B x x x x x x
25 Sam Wood x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x W x x x x W C
26 Curtis Naughton 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 FB
27 Adam Sidlow B B B P B B B B B B P B B B Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B B P P 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
28 Jacob Fairbank x x x x x x x x x x x x x x B B Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg x x x x x x x
29 Alex Mellor x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x B x x x x x x B
30 Nathan Conroy 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 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
21 April 2013 Cup 4th Rochdale colours.svgRochdale Hornets A Spotland Stadium W 70-10 Whitehead (3), Gale (2), Sammut (2), Bateman, Langley, Platt, Walker, Wood Sammut 9/10, Foster 2/2 1,722 - Report
10 May 2013 Cup 5th Cronulla colours.svgLondon Broncos A Twickenham Stoop L 16-25 Kear, Sammut, Scruton Sammut 2/3 1,237 - Report

Player Appearances[edit]

  • Challenge Cup Games only
FB=Fullback C=Centre W=Winger SO=Stand Off SH=Scrum Half P=Prop H=Hooker SR=Second Row L=Loose Forward B=Bench
No Player 4 5
1 Brett Kearney x FB
2 Adrian Purtell C W
3 Keith Lulia C C
4 Matty Blythe Injury icon 2.svg C
5 Elliot Kear x W
6 Jarrod Sammut SO SO
7 Luke Gale SH SH
8 Nick Scruton x P
9 Heath L'Estrange H H
10 Manase Manuokafoa P Injury icon 2.svg
11 John Bateman B B
12 Elliott Whitehead SR SR
13 Jamie Langley P Injury icon 2.svg
14 Matt Diskin x B
15 Chev Walker L P
16 Tom Olbison Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
17 Jamie Foster FB Injury icon 2.svg
18 Michael Platt W x
19 Danny Addy SR SR
20 Adam O'Brien B x
21 James Donaldson Injury icon 2.svg L
22 Jobe Murphy x x
23 Ben Evans B B
24 Oliver Roberts x x
25 Sam Wood W x
26 Curtis Naughton x x
27 Adam Sidlow B B

2013 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 2013.
No Player Position Age Previous Club Apps Tries Goals DG Points
1 Brett Kearney Fullback 29 Cronulla colours.svgCronulla Sharks 22 15 0 0 60
2 Adrian Purtell Wing 28 Panthers colours.svgPenrith Panthers 19 5 0 0 20
3 Keith Lulia Centre 25 Newcastle colours.svgNewcastle Knights 27 11 0 0 44
4 Matty Blythe Centre 24 Wolvescolours.svgWarrington Wolves - Loan 16 7 0 0 28
5 Elliot Kear Wing 24 Cruscolours.svgCrusaders 28 11 0 0 44
6 Jarrod Sammut Stand Off 26 Cruscolours.svgCrusaders 25 25 33 1 167
7 Luke Gale Scrum Half 24 Quinscolours.svgHarlequins RL 16 3 8 1 29
8 Nick Scruton Prop 28 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds Rhinos 27 2 0 0 8
9 Heath L'Estrange Hooker 27 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svgManly Sea Eagles 26 0 0 0 0
10 Manase Manuokafoa Prop 27 Parramatta colours.svgParramatta Eels 24 0 0 0 0
11 John Bateman Second Row 19 Bradford Bulls Academy 14 5 0 0 20
12 Elliott Whitehead Second Row 23 Bradford Bulls Academy 19 6 0 0 24
13 Jamie Langley Loose Forward 29 Bradford Bulls Academy 20 2 0 0 8
14 Matt Diskin Hooker 31 Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds Rhinos 24 3 0 0 12
15 Chev Walker Second Row 30 HKRcolours.svgHull Kingston Rovers 23 4 0 0 16
16 Tom Olbison Second Row 22 Bradford Bulls Academy 21 2 0 0 8
17 Jamie Foster Wing 22 Saintscolours.svgSt Helens R.F.C. 19 5 69 0 158
18 Michael Platt Centre 28 Castleford colours.svgCastleford Tigers 13 5 0 0 20
19 Danny Addy Loose Forward 22 Bradford Bulls Academy 29 5 0 0 20
20 Adam O'Brien Hooker 19 Bradford Bulls Academy 8 1 0 0 4
21 James Donaldson Loose Forward 21 Bradford Bulls Academy 19 2 0 0 8
22 Jobe Murphy Second Row 20 Bradford Bulls Academy 4 0 0 0 0
23 Ben Evans Prop 20 Wolvescolours.svgWarrington Wolves - Loan 17 1 0 0 4
24 Oliver Roberts Second Row 18 Bradford Bulls Academy 2 0 0 0 0
25 Sam Wood Centre 19 Bradford Bulls Academy 4 1 0 0 4
26 Curtis Naughton Fullback 18 Bradford Bulls Academy 1 0 0 0 0
27 Adam Sidlow Prop 25 Redscolours.svgSalford City Reds 21 5 0 0 20
28 Jacob Fairbank Prop 23 Giantscolours.svgHuddersfield Giants - Loan 2 0 0 0 0
29 Alex Mellor Second Row 18 Bradford Bulls Academy 2 0 0 0 0
30 Nathan Conroy Hooker 18 Bradford Bulls Academy 1 0 0 0 0

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

2013 Transfers In/Out[edit]

In

Name Position Signed from Date
England Matty Blythe (Loan) Centre Wolvescolours.svgWarrington Wolves October 2012
Wales Ben Evans (Loan) Prop Wolvescolours.svgWarrington Wolves November 2012
England Jamie Foster Wing Saintscolours.svgSt Helens R.F.C. November 2012
England Adam Sidlow Prop Redscolours.svgSalford City Reds December 2012
England Jacob Fairbank (Loan) Prop Giantscolours.svgHuddersfield Giants May 2013

Out

Name Position Club Signed Date
England Tom Burgess Prop South Sydney colours.svgSouth Sydney Rabbitohs August 2012
England Kyle Briggs Stand Off Fevcolours.svgFeatherstone Rovers August 2012
Australia Ben Jeffries Stand Off Retirement September 2012
England Ian Sibbit Second Row Retirement September 2012
France Olivier Elima Second Row Catalanscolours.svgCatalans Dragons September 2012
England Bryn Hargreaves Prop Retirement September 2012
England Jason Crookes Wing Hullcolours.svgHull F.C. September 2012
Wales Craig Kopczak Prop Giantscolours.svgHuddersfield Giants September 2012
England Paul Sykes Stand Off Wcatscolours.svgWakefield Trinity Wildcats October 2012
England Callum Windley Hooker Hunsletcolours.svgHunslet Hawks October 2012
England Karl Pryce Wing Released October 2012
England Phil Joseph Prop Released October 2012
England Alex Ball Prop Released October 2012
England Shaun Ainscough Wing Australia October 2012
England Liam McAvoy Prop Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds Rhinos November 2012
England Cain Southernwood Scrum Half Haven colours.svgWhitehaven November 2012
England Jobe Murphy Second Row Ramscolours.svgDewsbury Rams May 2013
England Elliott Whitehead Second Row Catalanscolours.svgCatalans Dragons June 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salford City Reds deducted two points for fielding 14 players". BBC Sport. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 

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