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Hull FC media and communications manager James Clark said: “We did what we could with the match commissioner and Bradford Bulls, who were all keen to get the game on, but it became clear the match would be unable to go ahead because the players were still stuck.
“We did all we could to put the game on with a delayed kick-off, but all parties agreed the match should be put back to Sunday at 3pm and all tickets will be valid for that day.”
Bulls owner Omar Khan has announced that coach travel to Hull tomorrow will be free for all supporters who have travelled officially with the club tonight.
Meanwhile, the Bulls squad will undertake a light training session tomorrow ahead of Sunday's clash.
Cummins added: “Like I say, we just get on with it now, it’s not an issue. We’ve just spent two hours on a Friday night together.
“Some (players) were already strapped up and ready to go but it’s not in our hands and is not anyone’s fault.
“We just got some food at Hull and then set off back. We’re going to have a light training session tomorrow (Saturday) and go again.”
Bulls football and media manager Stuart Duffy said: "Fifteen years I've been involved with Bradford Bulls, and I've never had to divert off the motorway on the way to a game. Fortunately we were before the A19 (exit and could divert).
"Realistically eight or nine of their players weren't going to get here before 915pm which is the last time the game could have kicked off.
"At the end of the day we can't expect Hull to put a load of kids in because it's an important competition.
"We could have played it tomorrow but it would have been an early kick-off and we would have got back late tonight.
"It's better for everybody concerned that the game is played on Sunday, and we'll travel across on Sunday morning."
Francis Cummins insisted he had no problem with the eleventh hour postponement of the Bulls’ Super League clash at Hull FC tonight.
An overturned tanker on the M62 motorway shut the road, first delaying kick-off before a decision was finally taken at 8pm to postpone the match as it is believed that at least eight of Hull’s players were left stranded on the road in traffic.
The Bulls’ team coach reached the KC Stadium after a police escort guided them through the chaos but a number of Hull’s West Yorkshire-based squad were still stuck in traffic.
The match was quickly rearranged for 3pm on Sunday and Cummins said: “It’s one of those things isn’t it?
“We were all ready to go but you can’t look to push a fixture when a team’s got so many players stuck so we just do it at three o’clock on Sunday now.”
Home after a long and miserable night stuck on the M62. The good news is that the game will be played on Sunday...
So that's confirmed, the match will now be played at 3pm on Sunday as some of the Hull players were still attempting to arrive at the stadium after tonight's scheduled 8pm start.
The Bradford team coach had been caught up in the congestion caused by an over-turned tanker between junctions 34 and 35 but had arrived at the stadium by 7.30pm.
Following the traffic chaos, which had also slowed Bradford fans heading east along the M62, the game was initially delayed until 9.15pm.
But after further problems the Rugby Football League announced the game would be delayed until Sunday.
The Rugby Football League have now confirmed that tonight's match is off as a result of the problems created by the closure of the M62.
Reports are indicating that the game will be played on Sunday instead.
The latest news coming out of the KC Stadium is that the match is now due to kick-off at 9.15pm to give the players time to prepare.
Going to be a late one at the T&A offices...
Television pictures showed that the police escort received by the Bulls coach was a success as the players climbed out at the Hull stadium.
The latest update on the kick-off time was that the match was now due to start at 8.30pm - half an hour later than scheduled.
Meanwhile, T&A Bulls reporter Ross Heppenstall was still parked up on the M62, with his hopes of reaching the stadium in time for the kick-off fading fast...
An accident on the M62 looks set to delay the kick-off time of the Bulls' match at Hull FC tonight.
The coach transporting the Bradford players to the Super League clash was among the vehicles delayed by the incident, with reports suggesting a fuel tanker had overturned and spilled its load.
Further reports suggested the Bulls coach was getting a police escort to the KC Stadium, while a number of Hull players making their way to the ground from their homes in West Yorkshire are also having to make alternative arrangements.
Details emerging from the ground suggest the latest time the game can kick off is 8.45pm, 45 minutes later than the scheduled start time.
No doubt hundreds of Bulls fans will also be caught in the snarl-up, with T&A rugby league reporter Ross Heppenstall another one struggling to make it to the ground in time.
Saturday's match report could make interesting reading!
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