Five new signings in Bradford Bulls squad

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Phil Joseph is in the squad to face Catalan Dragons Phil Joseph is in the squad to face Catalan Dragons

Bulls coach Mick Potter could hand debuts to a handful of new signings on Sunday after announcing his squad for the Super League opener at home to Catalan Dragons.

Elliot Kear, Adrian Purtell, Luke Gale, Jarrod Sammut and Phil Joseph are all included but fellow new recruits Keith Lulia, Manase Manuokafoa and Karl Pryce remain sidelined by injury.

Heath L'Estrange, Matt Diskin and Jamie Langley have all been passed fit but there is no place in the squad for Shaun Ainscough, Danny Addy or Kyle Briggs.

Squad: Kear, Diskin, Donaldson, Bateman, L’Estrange, Burgess, Crookes, Gale, Hargreaves, Sammut, Kearney, Kopczak, Purtell, Langley, Scruton, Sibbit, Joseph, Jeffries, Walker

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2:53pm Fri 3 Feb 12

flashdonut says...

, Donaldson, L’Estrange, Burgess, Sammut, Sibbit, Joseph,

Not too bad that. For me:

1. Kearney
2. Kear
3. Purtell
4. Walker
5. Crookes
6. Jeffries
7. Gale
8. Scruton
9. Diskin
10. Kopz
11. Donaldson
12. Hargreaves
13. Langley
.
14. L'Estrange
15. Sammut
16. Burgess
17. Joseph
.
18. Bateman
, Donaldson, L’Estrange, Burgess, Sammut, Sibbit, Joseph, Not too bad that. For me: 1. Kearney 2. Kear 3. Purtell 4. Walker 5. Crookes 6. Jeffries 7. Gale 8. Scruton 9. Diskin 10. Kopz 11. Donaldson 12. Hargreaves 13. Langley . 14. L'Estrange 15. Sammut 16. Burgess 17. Joseph . 18. Bateman flashdonut
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2:54pm Fri 3 Feb 12

flashdonut says...

Not too bad that. For me:

1. Kearney
2. Kear
3. Purtell
4. Walker
5. Crookes
6. Jeffries
7. Gale
8. Scruton
9. Diskin
10. Kopz
11. Donaldson
12. Hargreaves
13. Langley
.
14. L'Estrange
15. Sammut
16. Burgess
17. Joseph
.
18. Bateman
Not too bad that. For me: 1. Kearney 2. Kear 3. Purtell 4. Walker 5. Crookes 6. Jeffries 7. Gale 8. Scruton 9. Diskin 10. Kopz 11. Donaldson 12. Hargreaves 13. Langley . 14. L'Estrange 15. Sammut 16. Burgess 17. Joseph . 18. Bateman flashdonut
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3:01pm Fri 3 Feb 12

Tricky Dicky says...

5 new signings! This evening's Widnes versus Wakefield game will have 30 new signings! We should think ourselves lucky.
Some of those named will start a little "ring-rusty". Let's hope they're up to speed. The cold weather will be a shock to many of the Dragon players' systems. They will certainly need fire in their bellies if they are not to be swept away by a Bulls avalanche. If the Bulls are prepared, passionate and fired-up for this, they can sneak it. At home, it is one that they really be putting in the two points column.
So, here we go again. A good, positive start is what the Bulls and their followers desperately need.
5 new signings! This evening's Widnes versus Wakefield game will have 30 new signings! We should think ourselves lucky. Some of those named will start a little "ring-rusty". Let's hope they're up to speed. The cold weather will be a shock to many of the Dragon players' systems. They will certainly need fire in their bellies if they are not to be swept away by a Bulls avalanche. If the Bulls are prepared, passionate and fired-up for this, they can sneak it. At home, it is one that they really be putting in the two points column. So, here we go again. A good, positive start is what the Bulls and their followers desperately need. Tricky Dicky
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3:18pm Fri 3 Feb 12

eddie stobart says...

Small pack that we are going to have out, hopefully we can match the catalans for 80 mins as they are a big set. We need Whitehead, Elima, Maofooka in asap.
Roll on Sunday at a freezing cold odsal good news is its only £5 for a hot cup of coffee or £12.50 for a hot dog to warm up
Small pack that we are going to have out, hopefully we can match the catalans for 80 mins as they are a big set. We need Whitehead, Elima, Maofooka in asap. Roll on Sunday at a freezing cold odsal good news is its only £5 for a hot cup of coffee or £12.50 for a hot dog to warm up eddie stobart
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3:32pm Fri 3 Feb 12

terrysblackchicken says...

Catalan will give Bulls hits a right tonkin with that 2 bob team
Catalan will give Bulls hits a right tonkin with that 2 bob team terrysblackchicken
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4:05pm Fri 3 Feb 12

bullslad17 says...

TEAM
Kearney
Kear
Purtell
Walker
Crookes
Jeffries
Gale
Scruton
L'Estrange
Koppy
Donno
Langley
Hargreaves

BENCH
Diskin
Sammut
Burgess
Joseph
TEAM Kearney Kear Purtell Walker Crookes Jeffries Gale Scruton L'Estrange Koppy Donno Langley Hargreaves BENCH Diskin Sammut Burgess Joseph bullslad17
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4:41pm Fri 3 Feb 12

eddie stobart says...

Purtell is a winger but we need Lulia back to play outside him.
with Walker n Kear in the other...
Purtell is a winger but we need Lulia back to play outside him. with Walker n Kear in the other... eddie stobart
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6:31pm Fri 3 Feb 12

topbombing says...

Suspect Joesph may find this a step up too fatr TBH.
Hargreves is not a 2nd row. be better putting Bateman @ 13 and langers at 12
Suspect Joesph may find this a step up too fatr TBH. Hargreves is not a 2nd row. be better putting Bateman @ 13 and langers at 12 topbombing
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7:09pm Fri 3 Feb 12

AdeyG'man says...

Kearney
Kear
Walker
Purtell
Crookes
Jeffries
Gale
Scruton
L'estrange
Kopczak
Donaldson
Langley
Diskin
.
Sammut
Hargreaves
Joseph
Burgess
Kearney Kear Walker Purtell Crookes Jeffries Gale Scruton L'estrange Kopczak Donaldson Langley Diskin . Sammut Hargreaves Joseph Burgess AdeyG'man
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10:18pm Fri 3 Feb 12

Rhinoman says...

I tend to agree with all you guy,s ,you can all pick a team , but you need good players to pick from, thats where it all goes t*ts up you ain't got any. just looked at the S/L table tonight and the bulls are top (last updated at 07/12/11), make the most of it cause thats the only time you will be . On a more friendly note i do agree with what 90% of you say it is time for a big change in management/directors
hip, this was once a great club , and i dare say will be once again someday , until then Happy Hunting
I tend to agree with all you guy,s ,you can all pick a team , but you need good players to pick from, thats where it all goes t*ts up you ain't got any. just looked at the S/L table tonight and the bulls are top (last updated at 07/12/11), make the most of it cause thats the only time you will be . On a more friendly note i do agree with what 90% of you say it is time for a big change in management/directors hip, this was once a great club , and i dare say will be once again someday , until then Happy Hunting Rhinoman
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8:09am Sun 5 Feb 12

Queenybull says...

The worry for me if we don't play Bateman or Addy is we have 3 backrowers that couldn't score or create a try if their lives depended on it! Look at all top clubs (Leeds-sinfield, Wigan-o'laughlin, saints-wilkin) they have something about them, we're just a team of numb battering rams!
The worry for me if we don't play Bateman or Addy is we have 3 backrowers that couldn't score or create a try if their lives depended on it! Look at all top clubs (Leeds-sinfield, Wigan-o'laughlin, saints-wilkin) they have something about them, we're just a team of numb battering rams! Queenybull
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