Bradford Bulls missing Manase Manuokafoa and Jamal Fakir for Warrington Wolves clash

Manase Manuokafoa

Manase Manuokafoa

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Francis Cummins will hand a debut to Joe Arundel against Warrington on Sunday but the Bulls' pack is down to the bare bones after Manase Manuokafoa and Jamal Fakir were ruled out through injury.

Arundel comes into contention after being cup-tied against Catalan Dragons last weekend and he looks certain to feature against Tony Smith's side.

But Dale Ferguson (back) and James Donaldson (ankle) have failed to recover from recent knocks and have been joined on the sidelines by front-rowers Manuokafoa and Fakir.

The props picked up injuries during last weekend's Challenge Cup win, so rookies Sam Bates, Alex Mellor and Sam Wood have been named in Cummins' 19-man squad.

Matty Blythe also remains sidelined with a knee injury that is expected to keep him out for another six weeks.

19-man squad: Danny Addy, Joe Arundel, Sam Bates, Matt Diskin, Jamie Foster, Luke Gale, Lee Gaskell, Luke George, Adam Henry, Elliot Kear, Brett Kearney, Alex Mellor, Adam O'Brien, Tom Olbison, Jay Pitts, Adrian Purtell, Adam Sidlow, Chev Walker, Sam Wood.

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4:18pm Fri 2 May 14

axelf1963 says...

Get your boots out Spangles.
Get your boots out Spangles. axelf1963
  • Score: -8

4:22pm Fri 2 May 14

bartsbull says...

This is a game we need to win to have any chance of moving up the table even if we get some points back we need to move forward

Loosing two big men does not help the case against a big side like the wire
but also still being under special measures does not help any recruitment
Mr Green i am sure is doing his best to resolve this
But everyone needs to give 100% and that includes us supporters the noise in the cup is what we need to bringto the game on Sunday and give the guys some vocal support it spurs them on COYB
This is a game we need to win to have any chance of moving up the table even if we get some points back we need to move forward Loosing two big men does not help the case against a big side like the wire but also still being under special measures does not help any recruitment Mr Green i am sure is doing his best to resolve this But everyone needs to give 100% and that includes us supporters the noise in the cup is what we need to bringto the game on Sunday and give the guys some vocal support it spurs them on COYB bartsbull
  • Score: 3

4:39pm Fri 2 May 14

beverleyhills cop returns says...

Our great run of luck carries on somebody up there doesnt like us .Never mind we just have to get on with it and give the team that takes the field plenty of vocal support also another week goes by and no mention of our points appeal why do we always get there will be a decision by the end of the week and all we get is silence its a complete joke COYB KEEP THE FAITH
Our great run of luck carries on somebody up there doesnt like us .Never mind we just have to get on with it and give the team that takes the field plenty of vocal support also another week goes by and no mention of our points appeal why do we always get there will be a decision by the end of the week and all we get is silence its a complete joke COYB KEEP THE FAITH beverleyhills cop returns
  • Score: 0

4:50pm Fri 2 May 14

axelf1963 says...

Someone down here doesn't like you either.
Someone down here doesn't like you either. axelf1963
  • Score: -6

4:56pm Fri 2 May 14

NG1972 says...

We have signed Kafusi from Giants great signing that a bit of aggression to the pack..
We have signed Kafusi from Giants great signing that a bit of aggression to the pack.. NG1972
  • Score: 0

5:46pm Fri 2 May 14

olly_bradford says...

Gonna need him as fakir needs an op and out for 2 month
Gonna need him as fakir needs an op and out for 2 month olly_bradford
  • Score: -2

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