RFL to assess four bids for new club after Bulls’ liquidation

THE Rugby Football League has confirmed four bids have been lodged to create a rugby league team following the liquidation of Bradford Bulls.

The club went out of business after its administrator admitted defeat last week and began the process of the club’s liquidation.

The RFL fielded 12 expressions of interest regarding the possibility of setting up a professional club.

The RFL said: “The RFL can confirm that it will assess four official bids to create a new professional Rugby League Club in Bradford.

“The RFL set out a clear process last week and subsequently received twelve requests for further information regarding the possibility of setting up a new professional club in the city.

“The four bids that have been submitted will remain confidential and will now be thoroughly assessed by the RFL Executive which aims to make a recommendation to the RFL board as soon as possible.

“Bradford is a great city with a rich Rugby League heritage and deserves a professional club that supporters can be proud of.”