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Bradford Bulls brace themselves for four-point deduction
The Bulls’ punishment for entering administration is set to be announced by the Rugby Football League tomorrow.
The threat of a points deduction has been looming since OK Bulls Ltd, the club’s former holding company, was placed into administration on January 31.
The current board of directors met RFL officials at Red Hall yesterday as they seek ratification of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd being approved as the new owners.
It is understood they were told of the sanctions the club faces and a four-point penalty seems the most likely outcome.
Bradford Bulls 2014 had their bid for the club accepted by administrator David Wilson last Thursday and have spoken of their willingness to work with creditors.
When OK Bulls was placed into administration, Bulls chairman Mark Moore issued a statement on the club’s official website declaring that his side would not be docked points.
The statement was hastily removed and Moore issued an apology saying: “My newness to the sport means I still have some structural conditions to become familiar with."
Wakefield are believed to be among a number of Super League clubs who have expressed their concerns to the RFL about the Bulls’ latest administration and an announcement on the penalty is now imminent.