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Bradford Bulls: Ferres humble after Wigan whipping
2:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014 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.”