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  • "Steve Ferres says what we all think - the display at Wigan was woeful and embarrassing, to use his words, the worst performance he had ever seen from a super league team. What conclusion do we draw from this? Surely that the coach will have to go since he is ultimately responsible. Calls to bring in new players are unlikely to be realised, apart from one or two to supplement the squad since there are not that many available at the present time. But the priority is to change the coach and the defence coach. If Brian Noble is available and affordable he should be the man. Talk of bringing him in as a consultant is unrealistic and in any case might not be acceptable to Francis Cummins. I expect an announcement within two or three days."
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Bradford Bulls: Ferres humble after Wigan whipping

Bradford Bulls: Ferres humble after Wigan whipping

Bradford Bulls: Ferres humble after Wigan whipping

First published in Sport

Bradford managing director Steve Ferres has made a public apology for the Bulls’ humiliating Easter Monday defeat to Wigan.

The Bulls’ 84-6 loss at the DW Stadium was the club's heaviest-ever defeat, eclipsing their 70-6 defeat by Hull in 2012, as Francis Cummins’ team conceded 15 tries to the champions.

In a statement, Ferres said: “On behalf of Bradford Bulls, I would like to apologise for what was a truly woeful and embarrassing display against Wigan Warriors.

“It was, without any doubt, the worst performance I have seen by a Super League side - and one of the worst I have ever seen.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the supporters who gave up a bank holiday, despite the busy Easter Weekend traffic, and made the strenuous journey over the Pennines.

“Our loyal supporters stuck with the team throughout the course of what was a tortuous 80 minutes.

“The squad has hit a low point and a root-and-branch review of what went wrong, why it happened and where we are going is now under way.

“The board of directors accept they have inherited a squad, which has been stripped of talent and hampered by injuries.

“But that cannot be used as an excuse for what happened at the DW Stadium.”

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