Antonio Kaufusi turns down opportunity to stay at Bradford Bulls on season-long loan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Antonio Kaufusi Antonio Kaufusi

Antonio Kaufusi has opted not to extend his loan at Bradford and will now attempt to regain his place at Huddersfield.

The prop only joined the Giants during the off-season on a two-year deal from London Broncos but recently found himself out of favour with Paul Anderson.

He joined the Bulls on a four-match loan deal and impressed during that spell, leading Bradford to offer him a season-long loan deal.

But he has rejected that opportunity as he looks to re-establish himself at his parent club.

Bulls head coach Francis Cummins said: “We are really disappointed to see Antonio go back to Huddersfield, as we would have liked to have kept hold of him until the end of the year.

"We fully appreciate Antonio's desire to fulfil his original commitments, though, and wish him all the very best for the future."

Meanwhile, Jay Pitts has been charged with making a Grade B dangerous throw on Anthony England of Warrington Wolves in the 27th minute of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final defeat on Sunday.

The on-loan Hull forward has until 11.00am on Tuesday to submit an Early Guilty Plea.

The RFL Match Review Panel has also issued a caution to Danny Addy for making dangerous contact in the 49th minute of the match.

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5:56pm Mon 9 Jun 14

NG1972 says...

That says it all when a player would rather go back to his parent club when he isn't first choice then stay with us where he is guaranteed first team rugby. If pitts gets banned as well another big defeat at the weekend. Championship rugby next year I'm afraid.
That says it all when a player would rather go back to his parent club when he isn't first choice then stay with us where he is guaranteed first team rugby. If pitts gets banned as well another big defeat at the weekend. Championship rugby next year I'm afraid. NG1972
  • Score: 3

7:03pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Forever-Bfd says...

What have these players help us WiN all they have done is use us to get match fit for their own clubs. We have just been used to make numbers up until the end of season when the RFL will be happy to see us relegated. If we had won on Sunday bet he would have wanted to stay.
What have these players help us WiN all they have done is use us to get match fit for their own clubs. We have just been used to make numbers up until the end of season when the RFL will be happy to see us relegated. If we had won on Sunday bet he would have wanted to stay. Forever-Bfd
  • Score: -3

7:17pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Forever-Bfd says...

Oh sorry forgot couldn't play against Huddersfield and cup tied says it all !!
Oh sorry forgot couldn't play against Huddersfield and cup tied says it all !! Forever-Bfd
  • Score: -5

9:44pm Mon 9 Jun 14

tinytoonster says...

Forever-Bfd wrote:
What have these players help us WiN all they have done is use us to get match fit for their own clubs. We have just been used to make numbers up until the end of season when the RFL will be happy to see us relegated. If we had won on Sunday bet he would have wanted to stay.
everybody against us!
whoa is me.
you sound like the club.
no wonder they are struggling with that attitude.
should be fu-ck it we'll show em!
[quote][p][bold]Forever-Bfd[/bold] wrote: What have these players help us WiN all they have done is use us to get match fit for their own clubs. We have just been used to make numbers up until the end of season when the RFL will be happy to see us relegated. If we had won on Sunday bet he would have wanted to stay.[/p][/quote]everybody against us! whoa is me. you sound like the club. no wonder they are struggling with that attitude. should be fu-ck it we'll show em! tinytoonster
  • Score: 6

10:02pm Mon 9 Jun 14

bigwoz says...

only a different coach now to try sure our defence up would give us any chance of staying up,i`m afraid franny has gone as far as he can with these players.
only a different coach now to try sure our defence up would give us any chance of staying up,i`m afraid franny has gone as far as he can with these players. bigwoz
  • Score: 5

10:14pm Mon 9 Jun 14

portugalbull says...

Feared this when no earlier announcement, as my 3pm post.
If Manoukafoa can't persuade his mate to change his mind try for Mullaly
Otherwise Leeds youngsters against Salford so should have more enthusiasm. Move Kear to 1, Gaskell to6, Walker/Addy to13, FC get some passion into the team. Back to basics. Watch Leigh against Leeds. Its us v them all so go out and show 'em were not as bad as everybody thinks.
Feared this when no earlier announcement, as my 3pm post. If Manoukafoa can't persuade his mate to change his mind try for Mullaly Otherwise Leeds youngsters against Salford so should have more enthusiasm. Move Kear to 1, Gaskell to6, Walker/Addy to13, FC get some passion into the team. Back to basics. Watch Leigh against Leeds. Its us v them all so go out and show 'em were not as bad as everybody thinks. portugalbull
  • Score: 10

10:29pm Mon 9 Jun 14

portugalbull says...

Also posted a few times now FC needs help from an experienced coach. If Green brought in Noble as consultant for rest of season might just make some difference if only to boost FC confidence. FC also needs to show some enthusiasm and passion so his team follow suit. Alec Ferguson's hairdryer tactics needed sometimes not calmly sittng for a chat at halftime like Warrington game.
Also posted a few times now FC needs help from an experienced coach. If Green brought in Noble as consultant for rest of season might just make some difference if only to boost FC confidence. FC also needs to show some enthusiasm and passion so his team follow suit. Alec Ferguson's hairdryer tactics needed sometimes not calmly sittng for a chat at halftime like Warrington game. portugalbull
  • Score: 4

7:25am Tue 10 Jun 14

mines a pint says...

portugalbull wrote:
Also posted a few times now FC needs help from an experienced coach. If Green brought in Noble as consultant for rest of season might just make some difference if only to boost FC confidence. FC also needs to show some enthusiasm and passion so his team follow suit. Alec Ferguson's hairdryer tactics needed sometimes not calmly sittng for a chat at halftime like Warrington game.
Problem is I dont think Franny gets on with Noble as he has already refused to work with him when the club went into admin for the first time & Nobby offered to work for free when the coaching staff were made redundant

FC refused point blank but was happy to work for nothing under Potter
[quote][p][bold]portugalbull[/bold] wrote: Also posted a few times now FC needs help from an experienced coach. If Green brought in Noble as consultant for rest of season might just make some difference if only to boost FC confidence. FC also needs to show some enthusiasm and passion so his team follow suit. Alec Ferguson's hairdryer tactics needed sometimes not calmly sittng for a chat at halftime like Warrington game.[/p][/quote]Problem is I dont think Franny gets on with Noble as he has already refused to work with him when the club went into admin for the first time & Nobby offered to work for free when the coaching staff were made redundant FC refused point blank but was happy to work for nothing under Potter mines a pint
  • Score: 3

7:28am Tue 10 Jun 14

cleckbull says...

portugalbull wrote:
Feared this when no earlier announcement, as my 3pm post.
If Manoukafoa can't persuade his mate to change his mind try for Mullaly
Otherwise Leeds youngsters against Salford so should have more enthusiasm. Move Kear to 1, Gaskell to6, Walker/Addy to13, FC get some passion into the team. Back to basics. Watch Leigh against Leeds. Its us v them all so go out and show 'em were not as bad as everybody thinks.
Agree.....worth risking kear at full back to get Gaskell back up the field to inject much needed speed at the ruck. Also need to show Sidlow and Manny to start running hard at a defenders like all good props should....why have they developed the habit of stopping before the impact??
[quote][p][bold]portugalbull[/bold] wrote: Feared this when no earlier announcement, as my 3pm post. If Manoukafoa can't persuade his mate to change his mind try for Mullaly Otherwise Leeds youngsters against Salford so should have more enthusiasm. Move Kear to 1, Gaskell to6, Walker/Addy to13, FC get some passion into the team. Back to basics. Watch Leigh against Leeds. Its us v them all so go out and show 'em were not as bad as everybody thinks.[/p][/quote]Agree.....worth risking kear at full back to get Gaskell back up the field to inject much needed speed at the ruck. Also need to show Sidlow and Manny to start running hard at a defenders like all good props should....why have they developed the habit of stopping before the impact?? cleckbull
  • Score: 1

12:35pm Tue 10 Jun 14

portugalbull says...

May be but as I see it its either that or goodbye. Someone in management has got to take the bull by the horns (no pun intended) otherwise it won't matter how many points we get back. The first time I suggested help it was Matty Elliot but its too late to get him across from Aussie. No body else except Noble available at short notice.
May be but as I see it its either that or goodbye. Someone in management has got to take the bull by the horns (no pun intended) otherwise it won't matter how many points we get back. The first time I suggested help it was Matty Elliot but its too late to get him across from Aussie. No body else except Noble available at short notice. portugalbull
  • Score: 1

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