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Adrian Purtell and John Bateman included in 19-man Bradford Bulls squad
Adrian Purtell is poised to make his first appearance in almost ten months after being included in the Bulls’ squad for Sunday’s home clash with Hull KR.
The Australian centre has not played any kind of competitive rugby league since he was sidelined by a heart attack suffered in the aftermath of the Magic Weekend defeat to Leeds last May.
He was given the green light to resume playing by a specialist in London on Wednesday and looks certain to feature off the bench.
Homegrown back-rower John Bateman also returns to make his first appearance since last August following a shoulder reconstruction during the off-season.
Squad: James Donaldson, Adam Sidlow, Adam O'Brien , Manase Manuokafoa, John Bateman, Sam Wood, Brett Kearney, Nick Scruton, Heath L’Estrange , Adrian Purtell, Keith Lulia, Elliot Whitehead, Elliot Kear, Jarrod Sammut, Danny Addy ,Tom Olbison, Chev Walker, Jobe Murphy, Jamie Foster