Francis Cummins praises Leeds Rhinos youngster Liam Sutcliffe’s short and sweet stay at Bradford Bulls

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Liam Sutcliffe (pictured) benefited as much from his Odsal loan as the Bulls did, says Francis Cummins Liam Sutcliffe (pictured) benefited as much from his Odsal loan as the Bulls did, says Francis Cummins

Bulls coach Francis Cummins has paid tribute to Leeds teenager Liam Sutcliffe following the end of his loan spell at Odsal.

The highly-rated stand-off played four matches for Bradford during his four-week stay and scored one try.

He came off the bench in his first appearance at Hull FC on March 7 and went on to start against Huddersfield, Hull KR and Widnes.

Sutcliffe, 19, enjoyed arguably his best match for the Bulls in Sunday’s defeat at Widnes, scoring a first-half try, but has now returned to Headingley.

Cummins, who is aiming to bolster his squad with new recruits, believes Sutcliffe’s stay has benefited all parties.

He said: “Liam has been fantastic for us and provided another number for us in a key position.

“In return, we have been able to give him some valuable game-time in Super League.

“He has certainly impressed and has begun to work out his game.

“Having played on the front at Leeds, coming to Bradford to play on the back foot – at the moment – is not easy to do.

“I believe both parties have benefited from his move and I would like to thank (Leeds coach) Brian McDermott and (chief executive) Gary Hetherington for their assistance.

“They were more than willing to help us and I must pay tribute to them both for their kindness.”

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7:59am Tue 1 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

But its all Leeds fault bulls are in this mess apparently according to Viking and his entourage.
But its all Leeds fault bulls are in this mess apparently according to Viking and his entourage. axelf1963
  • Score: -35

8:30am Tue 1 Apr 14

oddshapedballs says...

Time for an adult post. I cant get to the games at the minute but listened to bcb radio (not the best commentary I know) but they slated Sutcliffe on Sunday calling for him to be taken off. Then I read here and in other sites he had a great game w.t.f??
Time for an adult post. I cant get to the games at the minute but listened to bcb radio (not the best commentary I know) but they slated Sutcliffe on Sunday calling for him to be taken off. Then I read here and in other sites he had a great game w.t.f?? oddshapedballs
  • Score: 3

8:45am Tue 1 Apr 14

MeccaBingo1 says...

HOW ABOUT SIGNING SOME NEW PLAYERS PLEASE!!!!
HOW ABOUT SIGNING SOME NEW PLAYERS PLEASE!!!! MeccaBingo1
  • Score: 6

9:27am Tue 1 Apr 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

Still nothing from the new owners as to the way ahead for the Club.

We need players and investment now not later. This is the most important season in our recent history and not a time for p***ing about.

We need two props and a stand off and possibly some centres that can tackle.

Bring Platty back.
Still nothing from the new owners as to the way ahead for the Club. We need players and investment now not later. This is the most important season in our recent history and not a time for p***ing about. We need two props and a stand off and possibly some centres that can tackle. Bring Platty back. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: -4

9:31am Tue 1 Apr 14

nosher says...

I agree with the comment, that's it is easy to look good in a team on the front foot, like he did at Leeds last season. Saw him in 2 games and in the Huddersfield game he made 2 early mistakes then disappeared. In my opinion we need some more experienced leaders.
I agree with the comment, that's it is easy to look good in a team on the front foot, like he did at Leeds last season. Saw him in 2 games and in the Huddersfield game he made 2 early mistakes then disappeared. In my opinion we need some more experienced leaders. nosher
  • Score: 4

9:49am Tue 1 Apr 14

graz smith says...

I just want to thanks Liam for his efforts while he was playing for us, it must be difficult playing in the half’s with limited forwards in the team.
Good luck for the future and enjoy your rugby.
COM’ON YOU BULLS.
I just want to thanks Liam for his efforts while he was playing for us, it must be difficult playing in the half’s with limited forwards in the team. Good luck for the future and enjoy your rugby. COM’ON YOU BULLS. graz smith
  • Score: 16

2:46pm Tue 1 Apr 14

bully4us says...

I would play Kearney at 6 till Gaskell is back. Kear at the back and George on the wing.
I suspect they are very busy trying to sign the players we want. What can they say in the press while the deals are being done? We are all desperate for news but I can understand the quietness while they are trying to do deals. I would be gutted if we don't sign 2-3 players before the next league game and that would give off a bad sign to us supporters. But I also don't expect them to give a running commentary in the press each day of who we are secretly trying to get.
I would play Kearney at 6 till Gaskell is back. Kear at the back and George on the wing. I suspect they are very busy trying to sign the players we want. What can they say in the press while the deals are being done? We are all desperate for news but I can understand the quietness while they are trying to do deals. I would be gutted if we don't sign 2-3 players before the next league game and that would give off a bad sign to us supporters. But I also don't expect them to give a running commentary in the press each day of who we are secretly trying to get. bully4us
  • Score: 7

4:30pm Tue 1 Apr 14

raisemeup says...

bully4us wrote:
I would play Kearney at 6 till Gaskell is back. Kear at the back and George on the wing.
I suspect they are very busy trying to sign the players we want. What can they say in the press while the deals are being done? We are all desperate for news but I can understand the quietness while they are trying to do deals. I would be gutted if we don't sign 2-3 players before the next league game and that would give off a bad sign to us supporters. But I also don't expect them to give a running commentary in the press each day of who we are secretly trying to get.
Sense at last Bully4.
It would show a lack of professionalism to announce any signings until the ink has dried.
Plus it would be great to announce NEW players just prior to either Salford game or the Leeds game..Just think what a big name signing would do for the Crowd figures! We can hope can't we?
[quote][p][bold]bully4us[/bold] wrote: I would play Kearney at 6 till Gaskell is back. Kear at the back and George on the wing. I suspect they are very busy trying to sign the players we want. What can they say in the press while the deals are being done? We are all desperate for news but I can understand the quietness while they are trying to do deals. I would be gutted if we don't sign 2-3 players before the next league game and that would give off a bad sign to us supporters. But I also don't expect them to give a running commentary in the press each day of who we are secretly trying to get.[/p][/quote]Sense at last Bully4. It would show a lack of professionalism to announce any signings until the ink has dried. Plus it would be great to announce NEW players just prior to either Salford game or the Leeds game..Just think what a big name signing would do for the Crowd figures! We can hope can't we? raisemeup
  • Score: 0

4:34pm Tue 1 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

No decent players available so dream on
No decent players available so dream on axelf1963
  • Score: -11

7:06pm Tue 1 Apr 14

nhoj89 says...

totally agree mecca where hearing nothing about signings
totally agree mecca where hearing nothing about signings nhoj89
  • Score: 0

7:58pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Bowlingboy says...

I don't agree they need to make signings now,
Use the cup game as a run out for them and also would they not be cup tied?
The fans need a boost after months of BS.
Mr Green also could do with prooving his doubters wrong, time is of the essence.
I don't agree they need to make signings now, Use the cup game as a run out for them and also would they not be cup tied? The fans need a boost after months of BS. Mr Green also could do with prooving his doubters wrong, time is of the essence. Bowlingboy
  • Score: 1

9:00pm Tue 1 Apr 14

NAM1972 says...

If this isn't a new start with new signings then why buy our club! COYB
If this isn't a new start with new signings then why buy our club! COYB NAM1972
  • Score: 3

10:26pm Tue 1 Apr 14

bradfordbronco says...

Seems that anyone can look good in a good team. Sutcliffe was pretty useless in the games i saw of him. He's only 19 so he will improve but maybe it shows the folly of selecting international players on club performances.
Seems that anyone can look good in a good team. Sutcliffe was pretty useless in the games i saw of him. He's only 19 so he will improve but maybe it shows the folly of selecting international players on club performances. bradfordbronco
  • Score: -2

10:29am Wed 2 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
Seems that anyone can look good in a good team. Sutcliffe was pretty useless in the games i saw of him. He's only 19 so he will improve but maybe it shows the folly of selecting international players on club performances.
Joker
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: Seems that anyone can look good in a good team. Sutcliffe was pretty useless in the games i saw of him. He's only 19 so he will improve but maybe it shows the folly of selecting international players on club performances.[/p][/quote]Joker axelf1963
  • Score: 1

12:28pm Wed 2 Apr 14

nosher says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
Seems that anyone can look good in a good team. Sutcliffe was pretty useless in the games i saw of him. He's only 19 so he will improve but maybe it shows the folly of selecting international players on club performances.
That is a very good point bb.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: Seems that anyone can look good in a good team. Sutcliffe was pretty useless in the games i saw of him. He's only 19 so he will improve but maybe it shows the folly of selecting international players on club performances.[/p][/quote]That is a very good point bb. nosher
  • Score: -1

3:24pm Wed 2 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

He probably is used to playing behind a pack on top hence giving him more space
He probably is used to playing behind a pack on top hence giving him more space axelf1963
  • Score: -2

10:03pm Wed 2 Apr 14

bradfordbronco says...

axelf1963 wrote:
He probably is used to playing behind a pack on top hence giving him more space
Are you trying to make a sensible comment on the sport of Rugby League rather than just name calling? Have you finally grown up?
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: He probably is used to playing behind a pack on top hence giving him more space[/p][/quote]Are you trying to make a sensible comment on the sport of Rugby League rather than just name calling? Have you finally grown up? bradfordbronco
  • Score: 0

11:32am Thu 3 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

No, normal service will be resumed later :-)
No, normal service will be resumed later :-) axelf1963
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