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5:22pm

Bradford Bulls 10, Warrington Wolves 46

The Bulls were subjected to a thumping defeat in today’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final at the hands of Warrington.

Richie Myler and Joel Monaghan both scored twice as Tony Smith’s side showed their class to avenge the Super League defeat they suffered here five weeks ago.

Myler opened the scoring but Elliot Kear soon replied for Bradford with a well-taken effort in the right corner.

Yet Warrington began to move through the gears and scored through former Bulls youngster Ryan Atkins and Matty Russell to lead 18-4 at the break.

Luke George’s long-range score, converted by Luke Gale, in the 46th minute cut Warrrington’s lead to eight points.

But the visitors were not about to relinquish their lead and a controversial call from referee Phil Bentham led to Gene Ormsby going over in the right corner.

Joel Monaghan then scored twice and Myler completed his brace before Ben Currie added an eighth try for Warrington late on while Chris Bridge kicked seven goals.

 

5:17pm

Bridge's conversion attempt hit the post...

5:17pm

73 mins... TRY for Ben Currie from Bridge's pass...

5:09pm

70 mins... TRY for Joel Monaghan from Stefan Ratchford's pass...

5:05pm

Bridge converts to make it 36-10... 15 minutes remaining...

5:04pm

64 mins.. TRY for Joel Monaghan in the right corner from Chris Bridge's pass... great finish despite the attentions of Luke George... now 34-10 with kick to come...

5:02pm

62 mins... TRY for Myler who goes over from dummy half... now 30-10 with less than 20 minutes remaining...

4:53pm

56 mins... Bridge kicks forward... Purtell spills the ball... it is grounded by Simon Grix but no try is awarded...

4:48pm

Chris Bridge sent him over in the right corner...

4:47pm

51 mins.. TRY for Gene Ormsby in the right corner...

4:41pm

46 mins... TRY for Luke George who races 70 metres to score after collecting a wayward pass from Chris Bridge....

4:39pm

45 mins... Gale's long pass flies straight into the arms of Gene Ormsby... good opportunity wasted... still 18-4...

4:21pm

Gale converts to make it 18-10...

4:20pm

Warrington in control here after tries from Myler, Atkins and Russell... Kear's try at least means Bulls are still in the game...

4:18pm

Big hit by Luke Gale on Ben Currie!!

4:13pm

Gale is fine to continue and the Bulls have a penalty...

4:12pm

Roy Asotasi catches Luke Gale late....

4:12pm

It earns them a drop-out anyway as Rhys Evans touched the ball...

4:11pm

34 mins... Gale's flighted kick to Kear in the right corner is overcooked... a good idea nonetheless...

4:09pm

Ben Evans and Roy Asotasi on for Ben Harrison and Anthony England... still 18-4...

4:06pm

Bulls forced to drop out... still 18-4...

4:06pm

29 mins... Adam O'Brien replaces Matt Diskin...

4:04pm

Referee Phil Bentham did not put the incident on report but gave Warrington a penalty...

4:04pm

27 mins... Jay Pitts with what looks like a spear-type tackle on Anthony England...

4:03pm

Jamal Fakir on for Manase Manauokafoa...

4:02pm

25 mins... TRY for Wire full-back Matty Russell who takes Michael Monaghan's pass to score under the posts despite Adam Sidlow's attempted tackle... Bridge makes it 18-4...

3:58pm

Chris Bridge adds the extras to make it 4-12...

3:57pm

21 mins... TRY for former Bulls player Ryan Atkins, who takes Richie Myler's pass to dive over the line from close range...

3:56pm

Bulls concede a drop-out straight from the restart after a mix-up between Lee Gaskell and Adam Sidlow...

3:56pm

The try came after Matt Diskin was denied from close range and Luke Gale supplied Adrian Purtell who sent Kear over in the corner... fine finish past two Wire defenders... alas Gale cannot convert so it's 6-4...

3:54pm

19 mins... TRY for Elliot Kear who finishes well in the right corner from a neat pass by Adrian Purtell...!!

3:53pm

3:52pm

Chev Walker is replaced by Adam Sidlow...

3:52pm

Warrington now going in search of a second try...

3:50pm

The try came straight from a penalty which James Donaldson who was punished for interference at the play-the-ball... Chris Bridge converts to make it 6-0...

3:49pm

15 mins.. TRY for Richie Myler who burrows over from close range after collecting Michael Monaghan's pass...

3:48pm

Rhys Evans collects a high kick from Richie Myler but wastefully kicks the ball to Lee Gaskell...

3:47pm

Neat pass from Diskin almost sends Danny Addy breaking clear...

3:46pm

11 mins... Excellent aggressive line speed in defence by the Bulls...

3:44pm

Promising break by Warrington put paid to by Stefan Ratchford's knock-on...

3:42pm

Balanced opening so far with no real chances for either side due to several handling errors...

3:42pm

Warrington work the ball across the face of the Bulls defence through Michael Monaghan, Richie Myler and Chris Bridge before Ben Harrison loses the ball... still scoreless with seven minutes played...

3:39pm

High kick well fielded by Lee Gaskell but penalty to Warrington after Myler taken out late...

3:38pm

Good defence from the Bulls to keep Warrington at bay...

3:37pm

Ratchford then kept out moments later...

3:37pm

Michael Monaghan almost barrels over....

3:36pm

Early penalty to Warrington...

3:35pm

We are underway at a sun-kissed Provident Stadium... Bulls attacking Rooley Lane End first half...

3:19pm

Two changes for the Bulls with Antonio Kaufusi (cup-tied) and Dale Ferguson (carrying a knock) missing and Adam O'Brien and Adam Henry returning...

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2:46pm

Warrington line-up:

  1 Matthew Russell
   29 Gene Ormsby
   5 Joel Monaghan
   4 Ryan Atkins
   18 Rhys Evans
   3 Chris Bridge
   7 Richie Myler
   8 Chris Hill
   14 Michael Monaghan
   19 Anthony England
   15 Ben Harrison
   17 Ben Currie
   6 Stefan Ratchford

Interchange:

13 Simon Grix
9 Mick Higham
10 Roy Asotasi
25 Ben Evans

2:43pm

 

Bulls line-up:

17 Lee Gaskell
2 Elliot Kear
4 Matty Blythe
5 Adrian Purtell
20 Luke George
16 Danny Addy
7 Luke Gale
14 Manase Manuokafoa
9 Matt Diskin
13 Chev Walker
33 Jay Pitts
11 Tom Olbison
18 James Donaldson

Interchange:

19 Adam O’Brien
15 Adam Sidlow
30 Jamal Fakir
21 Adam Henry

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2:20pm

Atmosphere steadily building here.... plenty of Warrington fans arriving...

2:18pm

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1:14pm

BRADFORD BULLS v WARRINGTON WOLVES (Sunday, 3.30pm, BBC 2)

Warrington have only won three of their last ten Challenge Cup meetings with Bradford - but on all occasions have gone on to reach the Final at Wembley (1990, 2010 & 2012).

Previous Challenge Cup meetings:

2012 (Round 5) Warrington 32 Bradford 16

2010 (Quarter Final) Bradford 22 Warrington 26

2003 (Round 4) Warrington 12 Bradford 38

2001 (Semi-Final) Bradford 39 Warrington 22

(at McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield)

2000 (Semi-Final) Bradford 44 Warrington 20

(at Headingley, Leeds)

1999 (Quarter Final) Bradford 52 Warrington 16

1990 (Quarter Final) Bradford 10 Warrington 12

1987 (Round 1) Warrington 17 Bradford 21

1955 (Round 1) Bradford 9 Warrington 4

1947 (Semi-Final) Bradford 11 Warrington 7

(at Station Road, Swinton)

1925 (Round 1) Warrington 11 Bradford 3

1905 (Semi-Final) Bradford 2 Warrington 7

(at Athletic Ground, Rochdale)

1904 (Semi-Final) Bradford 3 Warrington 3

(at Wheater's Field, Broughton)

1904 (Semi-Final, Replay) Bradford 0 Warrington 8

(at Fartown, Huddersfield)

1902 (Round 2) Warrington 0 Bradford 11

1901 (Quarter Final) Warrington 10 Bradford 8

2014 meeting:

Bradford 34 Warrington 28 (SLR11, 4/5/14)

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Welcome to the Provident Stadium for this afternoon's Tetley's Challenge Cup quarter-final as the Bulls host Warrington Wolves...

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2:43pm Sun 8 Jun 14

axelf1963 says...

Warrington by 24
Warrington by 24 axelf1963
  • Score: 1

2:58pm Sun 8 Jun 14

nosher says...

Bulls by 10 coyb.
Bulls by 10 coyb. nosher
  • Score: -4

4:09pm Sun 8 Jun 14

southernbull says...

Disgusted!!
How this team can call themselves a professional Rugby team is beyond me!!
Basic errors non stop, cannot blame the coach for that but what you can blame the coaching staff for is the complete lack of ideas when going forward, how anyone is going to make metres forward when not running onto the ball is just daft...no ideas at all and we arent going to trouble anybody until we get the basics right
Disgusted!! How this team can call themselves a professional Rugby team is beyond me!! Basic errors non stop, cannot blame the coach for that but what you can blame the coaching staff for is the complete lack of ideas when going forward, how anyone is going to make metres forward when not running onto the ball is just daft...no ideas at all and we arent going to trouble anybody until we get the basics right southernbull
  • Score: 11

4:56pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Hullbull says...

Have to say the bulls are making a hard afternoon harder with the lack of cohesion and go forward but Bentham is a disgrace. some of the descisions are very poor. This man has a longstanding dislike for the bulls and he should not be allowed to ref a bulls match. The Bulls are struggling without this clown making it harder.
Have to say the bulls are making a hard afternoon harder with the lack of cohesion and go forward but Bentham is a disgrace. some of the descisions are very poor. This man has a longstanding dislike for the bulls and he should not be allowed to ref a bulls match. The Bulls are struggling without this clown making it harder. Hullbull
  • Score: 1

5:21pm Sun 8 Jun 14

tinytoonster says...

coach of the year cummins! lol.
coach of the year cummins! lol. tinytoonster
  • Score: 5

5:38pm Sun 8 Jun 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

why do we not run from dummy half?

see we have resorted to using the season ticket sales to mask the low attendance; never 5000 there this afternoon.
why do we not run from dummy half? see we have resorted to using the season ticket sales to mask the low attendance; never 5000 there this afternoon. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 4

5:47pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Basis stuff seems to hard for this team. Mistake after mistake. Luckily Wire were making silly mistakes too otherwise it would have been 50 plus.
Leigh this weekend look far more a super league side than Bradford, London and Wakefield have been this year.
Why not relegate all 3 and give them a crack, they won't do any worse.
Basis stuff seems to hard for this team. Mistake after mistake. Luckily Wire were making silly mistakes too otherwise it would have been 50 plus. Leigh this weekend look far more a super league side than Bradford, London and Wakefield have been this year. Why not relegate all 3 and give them a crack, they won't do any worse. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 0

5:50pm Sun 8 Jun 14

blue marlin says...

fedupwiththeBS wrote:
why do we not run from dummy half?

see we have resorted to using the season ticket sales to mask the low attendance; never 5000 there this afternoon.
M guess was about 4500 an a good jod warrngton bought as any as they did.
[quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: why do we not run from dummy half? see we have resorted to using the season ticket sales to mask the low attendance; never 5000 there this afternoon.[/p][/quote]M guess was about 4500 an a good jod warrngton bought as any as they did. blue marlin
  • Score: 9

5:53pm Sun 8 Jun 14

nosher says...

I thought we put plenty of effort in today. The score massively flattered Warrington. The crowd was poor. Marc green was on the terrace for a while geeing the fans up, thought that was good. How Blyth got mom I will never know. Pitts was our best player.
I thought we put plenty of effort in today. The score massively flattered Warrington. The crowd was poor. Marc green was on the terrace for a while geeing the fans up, thought that was good. How Blyth got mom I will never know. Pitts was our best player. nosher
  • Score: -6

6:05pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Solomon Grundy says...

Errors ridiculous but a solid effort in many ways. The simple fact is we are light in the front row and have no stand off and against a side like warrington that means you get beat easily.
Errors ridiculous but a solid effort in many ways. The simple fact is we are light in the front row and have no stand off and against a side like warrington that means you get beat easily. Solomon Grundy
  • Score: 7

6:09pm Sun 8 Jun 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Axel,
Cas v Leeds final.That Warrington side will not beat Leeds.Cas.will be comfortable against Widnes.Once again showed lack of size,pace and skill today.We must have the slowest half back pairing in S.L.Listening to Marc Green before the game,I am convinced he is in for the long haul and it will take time but he will rebuild the Bulls.
Axel, Cas v Leeds final.That Warrington side will not beat Leeds.Cas.will be comfortable against Widnes.Once again showed lack of size,pace and skill today.We must have the slowest half back pairing in S.L.Listening to Marc Green before the game,I am convinced he is in for the long haul and it will take time but he will rebuild the Bulls. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 1

6:16pm Sun 8 Jun 14

NG1972 says...

Errors galore once again no aggression no pace apart from like George's try. When r u going to realise Cummings addy is not a stand off and gaskell is no Fb. Also I noticed we accommodated walker at prop again. Not good enough I'm afraid to say if kafausi goes back we r down cause manese is to nice sidlow is the same. Also pints has been a major signing for us so he will be missed to.
Errors galore once again no aggression no pace apart from like George's try. When r u going to realise Cummings addy is not a stand off and gaskell is no Fb. Also I noticed we accommodated walker at prop again. Not good enough I'm afraid to say if kafausi goes back we r down cause manese is to nice sidlow is the same. Also pints has been a major signing for us so he will be missed to. NG1972
  • Score: 7

7:16pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Pablo says...

As Spanglish says, we must have the slowest halfback pairing in Super League, matched by a lack of pace and skill throughout the squad. Man for man we were second best all over the pitch. Effort alone is not enough.

We all know why we are where we are, but it still makes it damned difficult to watch. I don't know about next season, but it looks like we're watching Championship Rugby already.
As Spanglish says, we must have the slowest halfback pairing in Super League, matched by a lack of pace and skill throughout the squad. Man for man we were second best all over the pitch. Effort alone is not enough. We all know why we are where we are, but it still makes it damned difficult to watch. I don't know about next season, but it looks like we're watching Championship Rugby already. Pablo
  • Score: 8

8:28pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Easy going says...

Got to agree with the comments above. Had chance to decorate the back bedroom ,but decided to come to watch the Bulls. Wrong decision. Why do we not move up at the play the ball? Two steps forward and wait for the attacking side to come to you..Thus 15 metres back. And how can the support clap the side off at the end. Seems i was watching a different game!!!!!!
Got to agree with the comments above. Had chance to decorate the back bedroom ,but decided to come to watch the Bulls. Wrong decision. Why do we not move up at the play the ball? Two steps forward and wait for the attacking side to come to you..Thus 15 metres back. And how can the support clap the side off at the end. Seems i was watching a different game!!!!!! Easy going
  • Score: 1

8:46pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Leagueman says...

End of the road I'm afraid, if that's the best we can do in a cup tie against underperforming opposition then we need to call it a day. I have stayed positive for the most part this season in spite of a lot of negativity on field, but today's shambles can not be forgiven as we had a decent team out just no interest or desire. The mistakes and penalties were down to poor play not hard luck. The Bulls have absolutely nothing to play for except staying up if we get some points back, otherwise the interest and so called professionalism will fly out of the window. As someone said Leigh looked a division better than us not beneath us. We badly need a transfusion of interest either some new blood as we keep saying or I'm sad to say a new coach to lift the players and fans.
End of the road I'm afraid, if that's the best we can do in a cup tie against underperforming opposition then we need to call it a day. I have stayed positive for the most part this season in spite of a lot of negativity on field, but today's shambles can not be forgiven as we had a decent team out just no interest or desire. The mistakes and penalties were down to poor play not hard luck. The Bulls have absolutely nothing to play for except staying up if we get some points back, otherwise the interest and so called professionalism will fly out of the window. As someone said Leigh looked a division better than us not beneath us. We badly need a transfusion of interest either some new blood as we keep saying or I'm sad to say a new coach to lift the players and fans. Leagueman
  • Score: 7

9:02pm Sun 8 Jun 14

caledonia15 says...

Its very hard at the moment to watch the team i love, i will be totally honest and say l didn't (and could not) go today to Odsal, l watched the game on TV - i could see what was going to happen and wasn't surprised at the end result. It showed to me several; issues, our defense is terrible, i don't know just who is supposed to be the defense coach, but they want showing the door,, we cant go on playing Addy at half back, the lad trys his hardest, but against the speed and guile of warringtons halfs we were totally pedestrian and totally predictable, and our front row is just not fiery enough, sidlow and manse have gone backwords this season.
The standard of the officials in RL is dire, Warrington deserved their victory but 2 or 3 of trys came off clear forward passes, just why we have linesman l don't know, they see nothing, complete waste of time.
It looks to me like a long hard few years before we get back to where Bradford Bulls should be, i thank god we didn't play Leigh this weekend, i don't think on their showing at Leeds that we would have beaten them -that would have been the final straw this season, sad,sad times up at Odsal
Its very hard at the moment to watch the team i love, i will be totally honest and say l didn't (and could not) go today to Odsal, l watched the game on TV - i could see what was going to happen and wasn't surprised at the end result. It showed to me several; issues, our defense is terrible, i don't know just who is supposed to be the defense coach, but they want showing the door,, we cant go on playing Addy at half back, the lad trys his hardest, but against the speed and guile of warringtons halfs we were totally pedestrian and totally predictable, and our front row is just not fiery enough, sidlow and manse have gone backwords this season. The standard of the officials in RL is dire, Warrington deserved their victory but 2 or 3 of trys came off clear forward passes, just why we have linesman l don't know, they see nothing, complete waste of time. It looks to me like a long hard few years before we get back to where Bradford Bulls should be, i thank god we didn't play Leigh this weekend, i don't think on their showing at Leeds that we would have beaten them -that would have been the final straw this season, sad,sad times up at Odsal caledonia15
  • Score: 7

12:08am Mon 9 Jun 14

bradfordbronco says...

Cummins has got the lads putting in plenty of effort but they just have no direction.

If we take the ball into the tackle we end up getting dominated and our player is the last to his feet. therefore we struggle making metres

If the opposition takes the that ball into the tackle they seem to get over the top of our tacklers and on their feet before our guys. Therefore we concede valuable metres

Its just basic wrestling and defensive techniques but the way we lose the ruck in both situations( attacking or defending) combined with errors is just killing us.

Every week its the same story. Its difficult enough anyway without beating ourselves as well.

Come on coaches get the basics sorted out and quickly. Two massive games coming up
Cummins has got the lads putting in plenty of effort but they just have no direction. If we take the ball into the tackle we end up getting dominated and our player is the last to his feet. therefore we struggle making metres If the opposition takes the that ball into the tackle they seem to get over the top of our tacklers and on their feet before our guys. Therefore we concede valuable metres Its just basic wrestling and defensive techniques but the way we lose the ruck in both situations( attacking or defending) combined with errors is just killing us. Every week its the same story. Its difficult enough anyway without beating ourselves as well. Come on coaches get the basics sorted out and quickly. Two massive games coming up bradfordbronco
  • Score: 7

12:42am Mon 9 Jun 14

The Fat Lady Sings says...

Great effort and one or two great individual performances but a distinct lack of direction and poor ruck speed, on both defence and attack. It was interesting enough for 60 minutes but then same old, same old. I have always praised Addy. He tries but that was by far his worst game. Cummins shouldn't embarrass the lad by playing him in the halves. Gale flatters to deceive and Gaskell doesn't look interested sometimes. He is too quick to drop his head. The Leeds old boys in the front row were made to look pedestrian and ineffective. Very little leadership from Diskin. And Warrington were no great shakes. Poor ball retention, at times, and litttle invention but they made easy, easy yards around the ruck. I thought the score flattered them, in the end. I sincerely hope that this game hasn't knocked the stuffing and morale out of the side because the games against Salford and the Robins are far more important in the context of things.
Great effort and one or two great individual performances but a distinct lack of direction and poor ruck speed, on both defence and attack. It was interesting enough for 60 minutes but then same old, same old. I have always praised Addy. He tries but that was by far his worst game. Cummins shouldn't embarrass the lad by playing him in the halves. Gale flatters to deceive and Gaskell doesn't look interested sometimes. He is too quick to drop his head. The Leeds old boys in the front row were made to look pedestrian and ineffective. Very little leadership from Diskin. And Warrington were no great shakes. Poor ball retention, at times, and litttle invention but they made easy, easy yards around the ruck. I thought the score flattered them, in the end. I sincerely hope that this game hasn't knocked the stuffing and morale out of the side because the games against Salford and the Robins are far more important in the context of things. The Fat Lady Sings
  • Score: 6

10:34am Mon 9 Jun 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

If Wakey beat London (I will be surprised if they don't) and we lose to Salford I fear that will be that regardless if we get any points back or not.

Chev is not a prop, Addy is not a half and I am afraid Diskin's leadership was poor today. Gale was trying too hard as he has to do it all himself and we just looked slow and out muscled.
Got to say if Chase has his head right next weekend he will run rings round our defence and we could be looking at yet another embarrassing score line.
If Wakey beat London (I will be surprised if they don't) and we lose to Salford I fear that will be that regardless if we get any points back or not. Chev is not a prop, Addy is not a half and I am afraid Diskin's leadership was poor today. Gale was trying too hard as he has to do it all himself and we just looked slow and out muscled. Got to say if Chase has his head right next weekend he will run rings round our defence and we could be looking at yet another embarrassing score line. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 0

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