Bradford Bulls prop Nick Scruton vows: aisle be back with a bang

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nick Scruton is about to complete a home-life hat-trick - moving house, becoming a father and getting married - and now proposes to kick-start his career Nick Scruton is about to complete a home-life hat-trick - moving house, becoming a father and getting married - and now proposes to kick-start his career

Nick Scruton will tie the knot today to cap a momentous year off the pitch – but is already looking ahead to a massive 2013 on it.

The Bulls prop endured an injury-stricken campaign during 2012 after being sidelined by a long-term shoulder problem.

It was another cruel blow for the former Leeds man after an operation to repair ligament damage in his wrist forced him to miss the end of the 2011 season.

Despite making little more than a handful of first-team appearances last term, it has been a life-changing time for Scruton away from rugby league after he became a father for the first time.

His long-term partner Alice gave birth to baby George on March 2 and the couple will marry today.

Scruton, 27, said: “It has been a big year for me – Alice and I moved into our house, had a baby and now we’re getting married this weekend.

“George is nearly nine months old and is absolutely flying.

“It’s been two years since we started planning the wedding and I’m looking forward to it actually happening now.

“We’ve been together for about five years and I’m ready to take the plunge I think!”

Yet behind Scruton’s smile was a steely determination to re-establish himself at Odsal after the agonies of his injury woes.

The Bulls’ pack has been decimated by the departure of Craig Kopczak, Bryn Hargreaves, Olivier Elima and Tom Burgess.

Scruton admitted: “I’ve not really been around the place for the last 12 to 18 months.

“It’s just been one injury after another – that’s what it feels like – so I’m just enjoying being out there with the lads at the minute.

" I’ve gone from being a zero last year to probably having to step up to the mark this year now.

“We’re short of numbers and we’ve got a light pack, so the established forwards at the club are going to have to really step up.

“That’s myself, Manase Manuokafoa, Elliott Whitehead and Jamie Langley – we’re going to have to pull our weight so it’s going to be a big year for myself.”

Scruton was available for the final few weeks of last season but the form of others meant he was left frustrated on the sidelines until Kopczak’s shock departure afforded him a return in the final-day defeat at Catalan Dragons.

“It was frustrating because I’d been fit for four weeks before the Catalan game and had played in the Under-20s,” said Scruton.

“I had to wait my turn and it was good to get that hit-out in Perpignan.

“It was just a shame the season ended there and then.

“It would have been nice to have sneaked into the play-offs. It wasn’t to be but that’s just given us motivation for this season.”

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8:45am Sat 24 Nov 12

nosher says...

Good luck Nick, with your wedding and the coming season. I hope both go well.
Good luck Nick, with your wedding and the coming season. I hope both go well. nosher

9:07am Sat 24 Nov 12

bartsbull says...

Good luck Alice and Nick may you have a wonderful day

Lets us all hope our luck as changed also with the new owners.

We can now see the light
at the end of a dark tunnel for all of us there is a great buz around Odsal again
Good luck Alice and Nick may you have a wonderful day Lets us all hope our luck as changed also with the new owners. We can now see the light at the end of a dark tunnel for all of us there is a great buz around Odsal again bartsbull

9:29am Sat 24 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

Don't fall over and injure yourself walking down the isle Nick.
Don't fall over and injure yourself walking down the isle Nick. ifallwerelikemumby

9:49am Sat 24 Nov 12

Mumby was the best says...

All the best Nick and Alice you deserve a change of luck. Heres to your future and the Bulls. COYB
All the best Nick and Alice you deserve a change of luck. Heres to your future and the Bulls. COYB Mumby was the best

10:05am Sat 24 Nov 12

TodBull says...

ifallwerelikemumby wrote:
Don't fall over and injure yourself walking down the isle Nick.
Tw*t
[quote][p][bold]ifallwerelikemumby[/bold] wrote: Don't fall over and injure yourself walking down the isle Nick.[/p][/quote]Tw*t TodBull

10:11am Sat 24 Nov 12

Mumby was the best says...

TodBull wrote:
ifallwerelikemumby wrote:
Don't fall over and injure yourself walking down the isle Nick.
Tw*t
Ignore IT, that`s all IT`S after a response.
[quote][p][bold]TodBull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifallwerelikemumby[/bold] wrote: Don't fall over and injure yourself walking down the isle Nick.[/p][/quote]Tw*t[/p][/quote]Ignore IT, that`s all IT`S after a response. Mumby was the best

10:24am Sat 24 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

TodBull wrote:
ifallwerelikemumby wrote: Don't fall over and injure yourself walking down the isle Nick.
Tw*t
Keyboard warrior, Get yourself down to the church with Mumbly and wish someone you don't know best wishes.
[quote][p][bold]TodBull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifallwerelikemumby[/bold] wrote: Don't fall over and injure yourself walking down the isle Nick.[/p][/quote]Tw*t[/p][/quote]Keyboard warrior, Get yourself down to the church with Mumbly and wish someone you don't know best wishes. ifallwerelikemumby

12:04pm Sat 24 Nov 12

barbarian mike says...

Mumby was the best wrote:
TodBull wrote:
ifallwerelikemumby wrote:
Don't fall over and injure yourself walking down the isle Nick.
Tw*t
Ignore IT, that`s all IT`S after a response.
Come on guys, that was a bit funny to be fair!!
Still, I do wish scruts the best, braver man than I getting hitched. And I hope he does well this yr, as on form he is a good prop!
[quote][p][bold]Mumby was the best[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TodBull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifallwerelikemumby[/bold] wrote: Don't fall over and injure yourself walking down the isle Nick.[/p][/quote]Tw*t[/p][/quote]Ignore IT, that`s all IT`S after a response.[/p][/quote]Come on guys, that was a bit funny to be fair!! Still, I do wish scruts the best, braver man than I getting hitched. And I hope he does well this yr, as on form he is a good prop! barbarian mike

5:37pm Sat 24 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

well observed Michael
well observed Michael ifallwerelikemumby

7:29pm Sat 24 Nov 12

barbarian mike says...

Cheers pal!
Cheers pal! barbarian mike

11:52am Sun 25 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

Don't forget people :

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Don't forget people : http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/10068960.Bradford _people_warned_not_t o_get_a_loan_to_pay_ for_presents/ ifallwerelikemumby

7:58pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Shelfrhino says...

ifallwerelikemumby wrote:
Don't forget people :

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You would have thought that this is something one of the local MP's would have come out and endorsed wouldn't you?
[quote][p][bold]ifallwerelikemumby[/bold] wrote: Don't forget people : http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/10068960.Bradford _people_warned_not_t o_get_a_loan_to_pay_ for_presents/[/p][/quote]You would have thought that this is something one of the local MP's would have come out and endorsed wouldn't you? Shelfrhino

8:31pm Sun 25 Nov 12

-HCK3R- says...

Shelfrhino wrote:
ifallwerelikemumby wrote:
Don't forget people :

http://www.thetelegr


aphandargus.co.uk/ne


ws/10068960.Bradford


_people_warned_not_t


o_get_a_loan_to_pay_


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You would have thought that this is something one of the local MP's would have come out and endorsed wouldn't you?
Care to enlighten us to what these comments have to do with this story ?...or you getting confusd again with all those voices .......
[quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifallwerelikemumby[/bold] wrote: Don't forget people : http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/10068960.Bradford _people_warned_not_t o_get_a_loan_to_pay_ for_presents/[/p][/quote]You would have thought that this is something one of the local MP's would have come out and endorsed wouldn't you?[/p][/quote]Care to enlighten us to what these comments have to do with this story ?...or you getting confusd again with all those voices ....... -HCK3R-

11:32pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Shelfrhino says...

-HCK3R- wrote:
Shelfrhino wrote:
ifallwerelikemumby wrote:
Don't forget people :

http://www.thetelegr



aphandargus.co.uk/ne



ws/10068960.Bradford



_people_warned_not_t



o_get_a_loan_to_pay_



for_presents/
You would have thought that this is something one of the local MP's would have come out and endorsed wouldn't you?
Care to enlighten us to what these comments have to do with this story ?...or you getting confusd again with all those voices .......
I shall explain seeing as how you obviously can't read, get someone to read this for you.
Your MP and chairman of the shark bulls is more than happy to take the money in sponsorship off a doorstep lender, the very people CAB are advising the public if bradford not to borrow money from, do you follow. Now it is my understanding that MP's are elected to do the best for the public, what with them being in the employ of the public, not what is in the best interest of a small failing sports company. Now do you understand?
[quote][p][bold]-HCK3R-[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifallwerelikemumby[/bold] wrote: Don't forget people : http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/10068960.Bradford _people_warned_not_t o_get_a_loan_to_pay_ for_presents/[/p][/quote]You would have thought that this is something one of the local MP's would have come out and endorsed wouldn't you?[/p][/quote]Care to enlighten us to what these comments have to do with this story ?...or you getting confusd again with all those voices .......[/p][/quote]I shall explain seeing as how you obviously can't read, get someone to read this for you. Your MP and chairman of the shark bulls is more than happy to take the money in sponsorship off a doorstep lender, the very people CAB are advising the public if bradford not to borrow money from, do you follow. Now it is my understanding that MP's are elected to do the best for the public, what with them being in the employ of the public, not what is in the best interest of a small failing sports company. Now do you understand? Shelfrhino

6:50am Mon 26 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

typical union bloke in it for what they can , lets hope he does not say odsal is his second home and needs to renovate it.
typical union bloke in it for what they can , lets hope he does not say odsal is his second home and needs to renovate it. ifallwerelikemumby

8:41am Mon 26 Nov 12

t'old man says...

Shelfrhino wrote:
-HCK3R- wrote:
Shelfrhino wrote:
ifallwerelikemumby wrote:
Don't forget people :

http://www.thetelegr




aphandargus.co.uk/ne




ws/10068960.Bradford




_people_warned_not_t




o_get_a_loan_to_pay_




for_presents/
You would have thought that this is something one of the local MP's would have come out and endorsed wouldn't you?
Care to enlighten us to what these comments have to do with this story ?...or you getting confusd again with all those voices .......
I shall explain seeing as how you obviously can't read, get someone to read this for you.
Your MP and chairman of the shark bulls is more than happy to take the money in sponsorship off a doorstep lender, the very people CAB are advising the public if bradford not to borrow money from, do you follow. Now it is my understanding that MP's are elected to do the best for the public, what with them being in the employ of the public, not what is in the best interest of a small failing sports company. Now do you understand?
Think it might be you who has trouble reading beacause I think he was asking what relevance your post had to do with the Nick Scruton story .........D'oh !!!
[quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]-HCK3R-[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ifallwerelikemumby[/bold] wrote: Don't forget people : http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/10068960.Bradford _people_warned_not_t o_get_a_loan_to_pay_ for_presents/[/p][/quote]You would have thought that this is something one of the local MP's would have come out and endorsed wouldn't you?[/p][/quote]Care to enlighten us to what these comments have to do with this story ?...or you getting confusd again with all those voices .......[/p][/quote]I shall explain seeing as how you obviously can't read, get someone to read this for you. Your MP and chairman of the shark bulls is more than happy to take the money in sponsorship off a doorstep lender, the very people CAB are advising the public if bradford not to borrow money from, do you follow. Now it is my understanding that MP's are elected to do the best for the public, what with them being in the employ of the public, not what is in the best interest of a small failing sports company. Now do you understand?[/p][/quote]Think it might be you who has trouble reading beacause I think he was asking what relevance your post had to do with the Nick Scruton story .........D'oh !!! t'old man

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