Sunday 17th March 2013  Provident Stadium, Odsal  Kick Off: 15:00:00

Bradford Bulls Squad

Donaldson, Sidlow, O'Brien, Manuokafoa, Bateman, Wood, Kearney, Scruton, L'Estrange, Purtell, Lulia, Whitehead, Kear, Sammut, Addy, Olbison, C. Walker, Murphy, Foster.

Hull Kingston Rovers Squad

Salter, Brown, Walker, Horne, Griffin, Paterson, Mika, Tuimavave, Welham, Burns, Hall, Paea, Carlile, Cox, Dobson, D. Hodgson, Eden, Lovegrove, J. Hodgson.

Match Preview

Bradford Bulls welcome back forward John Bateman for his first appearance of the season after undergoing a shoulder reconstruction while centre Adrian Purtell is also named in coach Francis Cummins’ 19-man squad after receiving the all-clear to resume playing after a heart attack. Winger Jamie Foster returns from a shoulder injury but Matty Blythe, Matt Diskin and Jamie Langley replace him on the injury list. Teenage centre Sam Wood has received a first call-up.

The availability of hooker Josh Hodgson, who has served a one-match ban, and the return to fitness of utility back Craig Hall gives Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock the option to change a winning team as they look for a third straight victory.


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