2016 Bradford Bulls season

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2016 Bradford Bulls season
Championship Rank 5th
Play-off result Winners
Challenge Cup 4th Round
2016 record Wins: 21; Draws: 2; Losses: 10
Points scored For: 1170; Against: 639
Team information
Chairman Marc Green
Head Coach Rohan Smith (was James Lowes)
Captain
Stadium Odsal Stadium
Avg. Attend. 4,117
High. Attend. 6,563 vs. Leigh Centurions
Top scorers
Tries Kris Welham (29)
Goals Danny Addy (82)
Points Danny Addy (193)
2015 List of seasons 2017 >

This article details the Bradford Bulls rugby league football club's 2016 season. This is the Bulls second season in the Championship, after narrowly missing out on promotion in last season last seasons £1 Million Game which was lost 24-16 to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Season Review[edit]

July 2015[edit]

Bradford started their preparations for the 2016 season by announcing several departures from the club. The first of these were youngster Sam Bates who left to search for another club. Young hooker Nathan Conroy also moved to Championship side Dewsbury Rams whilst scrum half Adam Brook made his loan move to Keighley Cougars, a permanent one. Due to injuries prop Karl Davies retired from the sport and Dave Petersen signed for Sheffield Eagles without even playing a game for the Bulls.

August 2015[edit]

The first signing of the new season came in the form of fullback or halfback Oscar Thomas from RFL Championship side London Broncos on a two year deal.

September 2015[edit]

Veteran second-row Chev Walker announced his retirement and took up a position as assistant coach under James Lowes. Furthermore centre Adam Henry was released at the end of the 2015 season after he refused a new contract. Top point scorer Ryan Shaw also left the club after signing a deal with Super League side Hull Kingston Rovers.

October 2015[edit]

Algerian prop Samir Tahraoui signed for League 1 side Rochdale Hornets.

November 2015[edit]

Scrum half Harry Seijka was released from his contract at the end of the season following some poor performances. Centre Chris Ulugia also signed for RFL Championship side Batley Bulldogs on loan because he could not join permanently due to visa issues. Australian prop forward Mitch Clark followed in his fathers footsteps and joined the Bulls from Doncaster. Fullback Johnny Campbell signed a 2 year deal from Batley Bulldogs whilst prop forward Jonathan Walker and second row Kurt Haggerty both signed from Leigh Centurions.

December 2015[edit]

Due to the departure of Harry Seijka, injury prone fullback Jake Mullaney also left the Bulls by mutual consent. Following this Australian second row Matt Ryan who was brought in for the Super 8's was released without being offered a new contract. Prop forward Ben Kavanagh joined on a 2 year deal from Super League side Widnes Vikings.

Milestones[edit]

  • Round 1: Richie Mathers, Kris Welham, Ben Kavanagh, Kurt Haggerty and Johnny Walker made their debuts for the Bulls.
  • Round 1: Omari Caro scored his 2nd hat-trick for the Bulls.
  • Round 2: Mitch Clark and Rhys Lovegrove made their debuts for the Bulls.
  • Round 2: Matty Blythe made his 50th appearance for the Bulls.
  • Round 2: Lee Gaskell scored his 5th hat-trick for the Bulls.
  • Round 3: Oscar Thomas and Joe Lumb made their debuts for the Bulls.
  • Round 3: Kris Welham scored his 1st try and his 1st hat-trick for the Bulls.
  • CCR4: Lee Gaskell made his 50th appearance for the Bulls.
  • CCR4: Danny Addy scored his 25th try for the Bulls.
  • CCR4: Joe Lumb scored his 1st try for the Bulls.
  • Round 7: Ethan Ryan made his debut for the Bulls.
  • Round 7: Kurt Haggerty and Ethan Ryan scored their 1st try for the Bulls.
  • Round 8: Johnny Campbell made his debut for the Bulls.
  • Round 10: Ross Oakes made his debut for the Bulls.
  • Round 10: Kris Welham scored his 1st five-try haul, 1st four-try haul and 2nd hat-trick for the Bulls.
  • Round 10: Alex Mellor scored his 1st try for the Bulls.
  • Round 10: Omari Caro kicked his 1st goal for the Bulls.
  • Round 11: Danny Addy kicked his 100th goal and reached 300 points for the Bulls.
  • Round 11: Oscar Thomas and Mitch Clark scored their 1st try for the Bulls.
  • Round 13: Jacob Trueman made his debut for the Bulls.
  • Round 13: Oscar Thomas kicked his 1st goal for the Bulls.
  • Round 14: Oscar Thomas kicked his 1st drop goal for the Bulls.
  • Round 17: Kieren Moss and Lewis Charnock made their debuts for the Bulls.
  • Round 17: Lewis Charnock scored his 1st try for the Bulls.
  • Round 17: Danny Addy kicked his 1st drop goal for the Bulls.
  • Round 5: Johnny Campbell scored his 1st try for the Bulls.
  • Round 18: Kurt Haggerty kicked his 1st goal and 1st drop goal for the Bulls.
  • Round 19: Joe Philbin and Stuart Howarth made their debuts for the Bulls.
  • Round 19: Kieren Moss scored his 1st try for the Bulls.
  • Round 21: Dane Chisholm made his debut for the Bulls.
  • Round 21: Dane Chisholm scored his 1st try and kicked his 1st goal for the Bulls.
  • Round 21: Ethan Ryan scored his 1st hat-trick for the Bulls.
  • Round 21: Joe Philbin scored his 1st try for the Bulls.
  • Round 21: Lewis Charnock kicked his 1st goal for the Bulls.
  • Round 22: Adam O'Brien made his 100th appearance for the Bulls.
  • Round 22: Omari Caro scored his 1st five-try haul, 1st four-try haul and 3rd hat-trick for the Bulls.
  • Round 22: Omari Caro scored his 25th try and reached 100 points for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 1: Alex Mellor scored his 1st hat-trick for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 2: Danny Addy made his 150th appearance for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 3: Steve Crossley made his 50th appearance for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 3: Joe Keyes and James Bentley made their debuts for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 3: Kris Welham scored his 2nd five-try haul, 2nd four-try haul and 3rd hat-trick for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 3: Kris Welham scored his 25th try and reached 100 points for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 3: Jay Pitts scored his 1st hat-trick for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 3: Jay Pitts scored his 25th try and reached 100 points for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 3: Steve Crossley kicked his 1st goal for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 3: Joe Keyes scored his 1st try and kicked his 1st goal for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 4: Danny Addy reached 400 points for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 5: Ben Kavanagh scored his 1st try for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 5: Ethan Ryan scored his 2nd hat-trick for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 6: Josh Rickett and Liam Kirk made their debuts for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 6: Ross Oakes scored his 1st try for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 7: Adam Sidlow made his 100th appearance for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 7: Dale Ferguson made his 50th appearance for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 7: Ross Oakes scored his 1st hat-trick for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 7: Kieren Moss scored his 1st four-try haul and 1st hat-trick for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield 7: Adam Sidlow kicked his 1st goal for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield SF: Alex Mellor made his 50th appearance for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield F: Adam O'Brien scored his 25th try and reached 100 points for the Bulls.
  • Championship Shield F: Dane Chisholm kicked his 1st drop goal for the Bulls.

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss

Bulls score is first.

Date Competition Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Report
24 January 2016 Pre Season Rhinoscolours.svgLeeds Rhinos A Headingley Stadium L 12-26 Welham, O'Brien Addy 2/2 5,896 Report
29 January 2016 Pre Season Castleford colours.svgCastleford Tigers H Odsal Stadium W 26-8 Clare, Caro, Mellor, Hooley, Kirk Addy 3/5 1,366 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 Oscar Thomas FB FB
2 Omari Caro W W
3 Adrian Purtell x x
4 Kris Welham C x
5 Danny Williams W x
6 Lee Gaskell SO x
8 Paul Clough x x
9 Adam O'Brien H H
10 Adam Sidlow P x
11 Tom Olbison SR SR
12 Dale Ferguson B SR
13 Danny Addy SH SH
14 Jay Pitts B L
15 Matty Blythe C C
16 Dan Fleming B B
17 Jean-Philippe Baile x x
19 Steve Crossley x x
20 Mitch Clark x x
21 Epalahame Lauaki B B
22 James Clare B W
23 Alex Mellor L B
24 Lucas Walshaw B B
25 Ben Kavanagh P P
26 Vila Halafihi B B
27 Johnny Walker B B
28 Kurt Haggerty SR P
29 Ethan Ryan B C
30 Joe Lumb B B
31 James Mendeika x x
32 Johnny Campbell x x
33 Etu Uaisele x x
n/a Rhys Jacks B SO
n/a Brandon Pickersgill x B
n/a Dan Caprice x B
n/a Luke Hooley x B
n/a James Bentley x B
n/a Ollie Bartle x B
n/a Liam Kirk x B

Injury icon 2.svg = Injured

Red card.svg = Suspended

Table[edit]

Championship[edit]

Pos Club P W D L For Agst Diff Points Qualification
1 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions (C) 23 21 1 1 881 410 471 43 The Qualifiers
2 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos (Q) 23 17 0 6 702 444 258 34
3 Batley colours.svg Batley Bulldogs (Q) 23 15 1 7 589 485 104 31
4 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers (Q) 23 15 0 8 595 384 211 30
5 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls (F) 23 13 2 8 717 446 271 28 Championship Shield
6 Faxcolours.svg Halifax (F) 23 13 1 9 615 484 131 27
7 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles (F) 23 8 0 15 583 617 -34 16
8 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams (F) 23 8 0 15 486 603 -117 16
9 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions (F) 23 7 1 15 449 813 -364 15
10 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham R.L.F.C. (F) 23 7 0 16 401 678 -277 14
11 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town (F) 23 5 1 17 455 756 -301 11
12 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven (F) 23 5 1 17 367 720 -335 11

C = Champions

Q = Qualified for the qualifiers

F = Unable to qualify for the qualifiers

Championship Shield[edit]

Pos Club P W D L For Agst Diff Points Qualification
1 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls (Q) 30 19 2 9 997 570 507 40 PlayOffs
2 Faxcolours.svg Halifax (Q) 30 16 1 13 775 656 139 33
3 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles (Q) 30 12 0 18 855 763 12 24
4 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams (Q) 30 12 0 18 646 797 -133 24
5 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions (S) 30 10 1 19 596 1001 -427 21 Season Complete
6 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham R.L.F.C. (S) 30 10 0 20 523 888 -383 20
7 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven (R) 30 8 1 21 571 945 -365 17 Relegation to 2017 League 1
8 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town (R) 30 7 1 22 541 919 -394 15

(Q) = Qualified for Play-offs

(S) = Secured spot in Championship

(R) = Relegated to League 1

Fixtures and results[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss

Championship fixtures[edit]

Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
7 February 2016 Championship 1 Fevcolours.svgFeatherstone Rovers H Odsal Stadium W 22-12 Caro (3), Gaskell Addy 3/4 4,518 - Report
13 February 2016 Championship 2 Haven colours.svgWhitehaven RLFC A Recreation Ground W 46-10 Gaskell (3), Pitts (2), Clare, Ferguson, O'Brien Addy 7/8 878 - Report
20 February 2016 Championship 3 Swintoncolours.svgSwinton Lions A Sedgley Park W 48-16 Welham (3), Olbison (2), Blythe, Caro, Clare, Gaskell Addy 6/9 880 - Report
28 February 2016 Championship 4 Leigh colours.svgLeigh Centurions H Odsal Stadium D 32-32 Clare (2), Addy, Caro, Purtell, Welham Addy 4/6 6,563 - Report
13 March 2016 Championship 6 Batley colours.svgBatley Bulldogs A Mount Pleasant D 24-24 Pitts (2), Caro, Ferguson Addy 4/4 2,742 - Report
25 March 2016 Championship 7 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos H Odsal Stadium W 28-20 Haggerty (2), Blythe, Clare, Ryan Addy 4/7 4,163 - Report
28 March 2016 Championship 8 Faxcolours.svgHalifax RLFC A The Shay L 10-14 Clare, Uaisele Addy 1/2 4,108 - Report
3 April 2016 Championship 9 Sheffeagles colours.svgSheffield Eagles H Odsal Stadium L 28-46 Addy, Caro, Clare, Gaskell, Welham Addy 4/5 4,234 - Report
10 April 2016 Championship 10 Ramscolours.svgDewsbury Rams A Rams Stadium W 52-18 Welham (5), Caro (2), Clare, Gaskell, Mellor Addy 3/5, Caro 3/4, Gaskell 0/1 1,954 - Report
24 April 2016 Championship 11 Workingtoncolours.svgWorkington Town H Odsal Stadium W 52-16 Caro (2), Williams (2), Clare, Clark, Ferguson, Purtell, Thomas, Welham Addy 6/10 3,467 - Report
1 May 2016 Championship 12 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos A Ealing Trailfinders L 16-30 Welham (2), Addy Addy 2/4 1,524 - Report
15 May 2016 Championship 13 Swintoncolours.svgSwinton Lions H Odsal Stadium W 54-8 Caro (2), Clare (2), Addy, Gaskell, Olbison, Sidlow, Thomas, Welham Addy 6/9, Thomas 1/1 4,152 - Report
20 May 2016 Championship 14 Sheffeagles colours.svgSheffield Eagles A Sheffield Hallam University W 25-14 Sidlow, Thomas, Welham, Williams Addy 4/4, Thomas 1 DG 995 - Report
28 May 2016 Summer Bash 15 Leigh colours.svgLeigh Centurions N Bloomfield Road L 20-24 Addy, Clark, O'Brien, Williams Addy 1/3, Thomas 1/1 9,521 - Report
5 June 2016 Championship 16 Ramscolours.svgDewsbury Rams H Odsal Stadium L 14-16 O'Brien, Pitts Addy 3/4 4,303 - Report
12 June 2016 Championship 17 Workingtoncolours.svgWorkington Town A Derwent Park W 29-22 Charnock, Clare, O'Brien, Ryan, Sidlow Addy 4/5, Addy 1 DG 723 - Report
15 June 2016 Championship 5 Oldhamcolours.svgOldham R.L.F.C. A Whitebank Stadium W 48-4 Clare (2), Campbell, Charnock, Clark, Mellor, O'Brien, Pitts, Thomas Thomas 6/8, Haggerty 0/1 1,051 - Report
19 June 2016 Championship 18 Batley colours.svgBatley Bulldogs H Odsal Stadium W 17-16 Clare (2), Pitts Haggerty 2/4, Haggerty 1 DG 4,617 - Report
26 June 2016 Championship 19 Faxcolours.svgHalifax RLFC H Odsal Stadium L 24-32 Haggerty, Moss, Ryan, Welham Addy 4/4 5,270 - Report
3 July 2016 Championship 20 Leigh colours.svgLeigh Centurions A Leigh Sports Village L 20-22 Caro, Clare, Mellor, Moss Addy 2/4 5,111 - Report
10 July 2016 Championship 21 Haven colours.svgWhitehaven RLFC H Odsal Stadium W 64-18 Ryan (3), Chisholm (2), Moss (2), Clare, Crossley, Philbin, Sidlow Addy 5/5, Charnock 3/3, Chisholm 2/3 4,168 - Report
17 July 2016 Championship 22 Oldhamcolours.svgOldham R.L.F.C. H Odsal Stadium W 44-12 Caro (5), Haggerty, Philbin, Ryan, Welham Addy 1/3, Charnock 3/5, Chisholm 0/1 4,235 - Report
24 July 2016 Championship 23 Fevcolours.svgFeatherstone Rovers A Post Office Road L 0-20 - - 5,454 - Report

Championship Shield[edit]

Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
7 August 2016 Championship S1 Haven colours.svgWhitehaven RLFC A Recreation Ground W 46-18 Mellor (3), Addy, Blythe, Haggerty, Moss, Welham, Williams Addy 3/4, Charnock 2/5 675 - Report
14 August 2016 Championship S2 Faxcolours.svgHalifax RLFC H Odsal Stadium W 44-22 Moss (2), Welham (2), Mellor, Pitts, Purtell, Williams Charnock 6/8 3,498 - Report
21 August 2016 Championship S3 Oldhamcolours.svgOldham R.L.F.C. H Odsal Stadium W 82-0 Welham (5), Pitts (3), Chisholm (2), Keyes, Lauaki, Olbison, Ryan, Williams Keyes 10/14, Crossley 1/1 3,022 - Report
29 August 2016 Championship S4 Ramscolours.svgDewsbury Rams A Rams Stadium W 36-26 Williams (2), Chisholm, Clark, Pitts, Ryan, Welham Keyes 2/5, Addy 2/2 1,807 - Report
4 September 2016 Championship S5 Swintoncolours.svgSwinton Lions H Odsal Stadium W 46-28 Ryan (3), O'Brien (2), Chisholm, Kavanagh, Pitts Keyes 7/8 4,030 - Report
11 September 2016 Championship S6 Workingtoncolours.svgWorkington Town A Derwent Park L 26-30 Clark, Ferguson, Moss, Oakes, Ryan Keyes 3/5 596 - Report
18 September 2016 Championship S7 Sheffeagles colours.svgSheffield Eagles H Odsal Stadium W 80-0 Moss (4), Oakes (3), Chisholm (2), Ryan (2), Charnock, Olbison, Pitts, Sidlow Charnock 5/7, Chisholm 4/7, Sidlow 1/1 4,035 - Report
25 September 2016 Championship SF Ramscolours.svgDewsbury Rams H Odsal Stadium W 36-22 Mellor (2), Chisholm, Moss, Ryan, Welham, Williams Charnock 4/7 2,189 - Report

Player appearances[edit]

  • Championship 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 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 5 18 19 20 21 22 23 - S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 SF
1 Oscar Thomas x x FB x B x x FB x FB C SH SH SO SO x SO x x SO x x x - x x x x x x x x
2 Omari Caro W W W W W W 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 W Injury icon 2.svg 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
3 Adrian Purtell C C C C Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg SH SH 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 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 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
4 Kris Welham C C C C C 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 x C C
5 Danny Williams 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 W W W W Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg W Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg - W W W W W x W W
6 Lee Gaskell SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg 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 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
7 Dane Chisholm x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x SH SH SH - SH SH SH SH SH x SH SH
8 Paul Clough Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg P P P P P P P P P Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B Injury icon 2.svg L 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 Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
9 Adam O'Brien H H H H H H H H B H B H H B B H H H H B B B x - H H H H H B H H
10 Adam Sidlow P 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 B P P P P P P P P - P P P P P B P P
11 Tom Olbison SR P P SR Injury icon 2.svg SR SR B B SR SR SR SR SR SR Injury icon 2.svg L B Injury icon 2.svg L Injury icon 2.svg B B - B B L B B L L B
12 Dale Ferguson B SR SR B SR Injury icon 2.svg B SR SR B SR Injury icon 2.svg B SR SR SR Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg SR L - Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg B B B L
13 Danny Addy SH SH SH SH SH SH SH L L SH SH L L H H SH Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg SH SH L L H - L L SR L L SH SR SR
14 Jay Pitts L L L L L L L B SR L L SR SR L L L B SR L B B Injury icon 2.svg B - SR B SR SR SR SR SR SR
15 Matty Blythe B B B B C C Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg C C C Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg C C C Injury icon 2.svg C - 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
16 Dan Fleming x x x x x B B B P P x x x x x x x x x x x x x - x x x x x x x x
17 Jean-Philippe Baile x x x x x x B x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x - x x x x x x x x
19 Steve Crossley x x x x B P B P Injury icon 2.svg B P B B B P Injury icon 2.svg P B B Injury icon 2.svg B P Injury icon 2.svg - B P B x x x x x
20 Mitch Clark x B B B B B P B B B B Injury icon 2.svg B P P P B 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 Injury icon 2.svg B B B P B B
21 Epalahame Lauaki 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 B B Injury icon 2.svg B Injury icon 2.svg B Injury icon 2.svg B Injury icon 2.svg - B Injury icon 2.svg B B Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg
22 James Clare W W W W W C C C FB C FB FB FB FB FB W FB W W W W C 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
23 Alex Mellor x B SR x B B x x B B B B Injury icon 2.svg B Injury icon 2.svg SR SR SR SR B SR Injury icon 2.svg SR - C SR C C C C C C
24 Lucas Walshaw x x x x x x x x x x x x x x C x C C x x x x x - x x x x x x x x
25 Ben Kavanagh 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 Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg 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 B P P Injury icon 2.svg P - P B P P P P P P
26 Vila Halafihi 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 x x x x
27 Johnny Walker B x x B x x x x x x x x x x x x B x x x x x x - x x x x x x x x
28 Kurt Haggerty SR SR Injury icon 2.svg SR SR SR SR SR Injury icon 2.svg SR SO Red card.svg Red card.svg B B B SR SO SR SR SR SR SR - SR SR Injury icon 2.svg SR SR SR Red card.svg Red card.svg
29 Ethan Ryan x x x x x W x x W x x x x x x W W x W x W W W - Injury icon 2.svg Injury icon 2.svg W W W W W W
30 Joe Lumb x x B x x B x x H x H x B x x B B B x x x x x - x x x B x x x x
31 James Mendeika 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 x x x x
32 Johnny Campbell 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 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 x x x x x x - x x x x x x x x
33 Etu Uaisele x x x x x x C x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x - x x x x x x x x
34 Richie Mathers FB FB x FB FB FB FB 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 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 x x
35 Rhys Lovegrove x B B 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 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
37 Ross Oakes x x x x x x x x C x x x x x x C x x x x x x x - x x x x x C B B
38 Jacob Trueman x x x x x x x x x x x B x x x x x x x x x x x - x x x x x x x x
39 Kieren Moss x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x FB Injury icon 2.svg FB FB FB FB FB FB - FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB
40 Lewis Charnock x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x SO SH SH SO Injury icon 2.svg SO SO SO - SO SO x x x x SO SO
41 Joe Philbin x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x B SR B B B - x x x x x x x x
42 Stuart Howarth x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x B H H H B - B B x x B H x x
43 Joe Keyes 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 SO SO SO SO x x
44 James Bentley 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 x x x x x
45 Josh Rickett 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 x W x x
46 Liam Kirk 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 x B B B

Injury icon 2.svg = Injured

Red card.svg = Suspended

Championship Shield Final[edit]

After finishing 1st in the Middle 8's and beating Dewsbury Rams in the Semi Final the Bulls qualified for the Championship Shield Final, Sheffield Eagles finished 4th in the table and beat Halifax in the Semi Final meaning that the two teams would meet in a play-off match to determine who would win the Championship Shield.

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss
Date Competition Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
2 October 2016 Championship Shield Sheffeagles colours.svgSheffield Eagles H Odsal Stadium W 27-16 O'Brien (2), Welham (2), Purtell Charnock 3/5, Chisholm 1 DG 3,518 - Report
2016 Championship Shield Final
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls positions Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles
39. Kieren Moss Fullback 1. Quentin Laulu-Togagae
5. Danny Williams Winger 19. Garry Lo
23. Alex Mellor Centre 3. Menzie Yere
4. Kris Welham Centre 4. George Tyson
3. Adrian Purtell Winger 2. Rob Worrincy
40. Lewis Charnock Stand Off 6. Cory Aston
7. Dane Chisholm Scrum Half/Halfback 24. Rhys Jacks
10. Adam Sidlow Prop 15. Scott Wheeldon
9. Adam O'Brien Hooker 9. Keale Carlile
25. Ben Kavanagh Prop 16. Adam Neal
13. Danny Addy 2nd Row 12. Duane Straughier
28. Kurt Haggerty 2nd Row 13. Matt James
14. Jay Pitts Loose Forward/Lock 18. Elliot Minchella
11. Tom Olbison Interchange 8. Steve Thorpe
12. Dale Ferguson Interchange 14. Matty Fozard
20. Mitch Clark Interchange 17. Mark Mexico
37. Ross Oakes Interchange -. Thibault Margalet
Rohan Smith Coach Mark Aston

Challenge Cup[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss
Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att TV Report
18 March 2016 Cup 4th Ramscolours.svgDewsbury Rams A Rams Stadium L 30-31 Blythe (2), Addy, Caro, Lumb, Olbison Addy 3/6 2,021 - 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
1 Oscar Thomas SH
2 Omari Caro W
3 Adrian Purtell Injury icon 2.svg
4 Kris Welham C
5 Danny Williams Injury icon 2.svg
6 Lee Gaskell SO
8 Paul Clough P
9 Adam O'Brien x
10 Adam Sidlow Injury icon 2.svg
11 Tom Olbison SR
12 Dale Ferguson SR
13 Danny Addy H
14 Jay Pitts L
15 Matty Blythe C
16 Dan Fleming x
17 Jean-Philippe Baile x
19 Steve Crossley B
20 Mitch Clark B
21 Epalahame Lauaki x
22 James Clare FB
23 Alex Mellor B
24 Lucas Walshaw x
25 Ben Kavanagh Injury icon 2.svg
26 Vila Halafihi x
27 Johnny Walker x
28 Kurt Haggerty x
29 Ethan Ryan x
30 Joe Lumb B
31 James Mendeika Injury icon 2.svg
32 Johnny Campbell Injury icon 2.svg
33 Etu Uaisele W
34 Richie Mathers x
35 Rhys Lovegrove P

Squad statistics[edit]

  • Appearances and Points include (Super League,Challenge Cup and Play-offs) as of 2 October 2016.
No Player Position Age Previous Club Apps Tries Goals DG Points
1 Oscar Thomas Fullback 22 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos 12 4 8 1 33
2 Omari Caro Wing 25 HKRcolours.svgHull Kingston Rovers 19 20 3 0 86
3 Adrian Purtell Centre 31 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svgPenrith Panthers 9 4 0 0 16
4 Kris Welham Centre 29 HKRcolours.svgHull Kingston Rovers 30 29 0 0 116
5 Danny Williams Wing 29 Redscolours.svgSalford Red Devils 15 10 0 0 40
6 Lee Gaskell Stand Off 25 Saintscolours.svgSt Helens R.F.C. 12 8 0 0 32
7 Dane Chisholm Stand Off 26 Canterbury colours.svgCanterbury Bulldogs 11 9 6 1 49
8 Paul Clough Prop 28 Saintscolours.svgSt Helens R.F.C. 13 0 0 0 0
9 Adam O'Brien Hooker 22 Bradford Bulls Academy 31 9 0 0 36
10 Adam Sidlow Prop 28 Redscolours.svgSalford Red Devils 26 5 1 0 22
11 Tom Olbison Second Row 24 Bradford Bulls Academy 29 6 0 0 24
12 Dale Ferguson Second Row 27 Giantscolours.svgHuddersfield Giants 22 4 0 0 16
13 Danny Addy Loose Forward 25 Bradford Bulls Academy 31 7 82 1 193
14 Jay Pitts Second Row 26 Hullcolours.svgHull F.C. 32 14 0 0 56
15 Matty Blythe Centre 27 Wolvescolours.svgWarrington Wolves 16 5 0 0 20
16 Dan Fleming Prop 23 Castleford colours.svgCastleford Tigers 5 0 0 0 0
17 Jean-Philippe Baile Centre 28 Catalanscolours.svgCatalans Dragons 1 0 0 0 0
19 Steve Crossley Prop 25 Castleford colours.svgCastleford Tigers 19 1 1 0 6
20 Mitch Clark Prop N/A Doncaster colours.svgDoncaster 24 5 0 0 20
21 Epalahame Lauaki Prop 32 Wigancolours.svgWigan Warriors 9 1 0 0 4
22 James Clare Wing 25 Castleford colours.svgCastleford Tigers 23 18 0 0 72
23 Alex Mellor Second Row 21 Bradford Bulls Academy 26 9 0 0 36
24 Lucas Walshaw Second Row 23 Wcatscolours.svgWakefield Trinity Wildcats 3 0 0 0 0
25 Ben Kavanagh Prop 28 Widnes colours.svgWidnes Vikings 15 1 0 0 4
26 Vila Halafihi Hooker 22 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svgPenrith Panthers 0 0 0 0 0
27 Johnny Walker Prop 25 Leigh colours.svgLeigh Centurions 3 0 0 0 0
28 Kurt Haggerty Second Row 27 Leigh colours.svgLeigh Centurions 25 5 2 1 25
29 Ethan Ryan Centre 20 Bradford Bulls Academy 14 16 0 0 64
30 Joe Lumb Hooker 20 Bradford Bulls Academy 10 1 0 0 4
31 James Mendeika Centre 24 Fevcolours.svgFeatherstone Rovers 0 0 0 0 0
32 Johnny Campbell Fullback 24 Batley colours.svgBatley Bulldogs 3 1 0 0 4
33 Etu Uaisele Wing 31 Fevcolours.svgFeatherstone Rovers 2 1 0 0 4
34 Richie Mathers Fullback 32 Retirement 8 0 0 0 0
35 Rhys Lovegrove Prop 33 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos 5 0 0 0 0
37 Ross Oakes Centre 20 Bradford Bulls Academy 6 4 0 0 16
38 Jacob Trueman Scrum Half 17 Bradford Bulls Academy 1 0 0 0 0
39 Kieren Moss Fullback 22 Parramatta colours.svgParramatta Eels 16 13 0 0 52
40 Lewis Charnock Scrum Half 21 Saintscolours.svgSt Helens R.F.C. (Loan) 12 3 26 0 64
41 Joe Philbin Second Row 21 Wolvescolours.svgWarrington Wolves (Loan) 5 2 0 0 8
42 Stuart Howarth Hooker 26 Wcatscolours.svgWakefield Trinity Wildcats (Loan) 9 0 0 0 0
43 Joe Keyes Stand Off 20 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos 4 1 22 0 48
44 James Bentley Loose Forward 18 Bradford Bulls Academy 1 0 0 0 0
45 Josh Rickett Wing 18 Bradford Bulls Academy 1 0 0 0 0
46 Liam Kirk Prop 18 Bradford Bulls Academy 3 0 0 0 0

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

Transfers in/out[edit]

In[edit]

Name Position Signed from Date
England Oscar Thomas Scrum Half Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos August 2015
Australia Mitch Clark Prop Doncaster colours.svgDoncaster November 2015
England Johnny Campbell Fullback Batley colours.svgBatley Bulldogs November 2015
England Jonathan Walker Prop Leigh colours.svgLeigh Centurions November 2015
England Kurt Haggerty Prop Leigh colours.svgLeigh Centurions November 2015
England Ben Kavanagh Prop Widnes colours.svgWidnes Vikings December 2015
England Richie Mathers Fullback Retirement January 2016
Australia Kieren Moss Fullback Parramatta colours.svgParramatta Eels June 2016
England Lewis Charnock Scrum Half Saintscolours.svgSt Helens R.F.C. (Loan) June 2016
England Joe Philbin Second Row Wolvescolours.svgWarrington Wolves (Loan) June 2016
England Stuart Howarth Hooker Wcatscolours.svgWakefield Trinity Wildcats (Loan) June 2016
England Joe Keyes Scrum Half Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos July 2016
Australia Dane Chisholm Scrum Half Canterbury colours.svgCanterbury Bulldogs July 2016

Out[edit]

Name Position Club Signed Date
England Sam Bates Prop Ramscolours.svgDewsbury Rams June 2015
England Nathan Conroy Hooker Ramscolours.svgDewsbury Rams July 2015
England Adam Brook Scrum Half Cougscolours.svgKeighley Cougars July 2015
England Dave Petersen Loose Forward Sheffeagles colours.svgSheffield Eagles July 2015
Australia Karl Davies Prop Retirement July 2015
England Chev Walker Loose Forward Retirement September 2015
New Zealand Adam Henry Centre Released September 2015
England Ryan Shaw Fullback HKRcolours.svgHull Kingston Rovers September 2015
Algeria Samir Tahraoui Prop Rochdale colours.svgRochdale Hornets October 2015
Australia Harry Siejka Scrum Half Released November 2015
New Zealand Chris Ulugia Centre Batley colours.svgBatley Bulldogs November 2015
Australia Jake Mullaney Fullback Released December 2015
Australia Matt Ryan Second Row Released December 2015
Australia Dane Neilsen Centre South Sydney colours.svgSouth Sydney Rabbitohs January 2016

References[edit]

External links[edit]