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11:54pm

Anyway, goodnight people. Hope everyone got home safely.

11:49pm


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.”
 

11:48pm


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.
 

11:46pm

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.”
 

11:45pm

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."
 

11:43pm

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.”
 

11:40pm

Home after a long and miserable night stuck on the M62. The good news is that the game will be played on Sunday...

8:36pm

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.

8:25pm

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.

7:58pm

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...

7:45pm

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...

 

7:13pm

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!

Comments (24)

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4:59pm Fri 8 Feb 13

istanbull-bantam says...

COYB!!!
COYB!!! istanbull-bantam
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4:59pm Fri 8 Feb 13

istanbull-bantam says...

COYB!!!
COYB!!! istanbull-bantam
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5:03pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Solomon Grundy says...

Big test tonight but we can do it. COYB!!!
Big test tonight but we can do it. COYB!!! Solomon Grundy
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5:09pm Fri 8 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

20 point win to hull.
Come on tipsters
20 point win to hull. Come on tipsters wembley bound
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5:52pm Fri 8 Feb 13

kitman says...

Bulls to win by 10pts COYB!!!
Bulls to win by 10pts COYB!!! kitman
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6:38pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Cinders28 says...

Bulls to win by >10points
COYB
Bulls to win by >10points COYB Cinders28
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6:51pm Fri 8 Feb 13

rama99 says...

both bradford and hull players stuck on m62 behind accident both sides of motorway shut game might not go a head according to skysports news
both bradford and hull players stuck on m62 behind accident both sides of motorway shut game might not go a head according to skysports news rama99
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7:58pm Fri 8 Feb 13

bradford_Northern says...

Kick off currently delayed to 9.15pm.
Waiting for the Yorkshire baed Hull players who are being escorted by police
Kick off currently delayed to 9.15pm. Waiting for the Yorkshire baed Hull players who are being escorted by police bradford_Northern
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8:22pm Fri 8 Feb 13

nhoj89 says...

how can the hull fc players not be there already,bulls have made even with the motoway issues,a joke hull
how can the hull fc players not be there already,bulls have made even with the motoway issues,a joke hull nhoj89
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8:26pm Fri 8 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Hull by 20 on Sunday
Hull by 20 on Sunday wembley bound
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8:26pm Fri 8 Feb 13

GuiseleyBull says...

Game off according to BBC Radio Leeds/Humberside.
Several Hull FC players are stuck on the M62.
Now due to play on Sunday at 3pm.
Game off according to BBC Radio Leeds/Humberside. Several Hull FC players are stuck on the M62. Now due to play on Sunday at 3pm. GuiseleyBull
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8:28pm Fri 8 Feb 13

theviking62 says...

Match now off. To be played on Sunday. Hulls West Yorkshire players held up in traffic, so no joke. Were getting police escort to ground, just like the Bulls did.
Match now off. To be played on Sunday. Hulls West Yorkshire players held up in traffic, so no joke. Were getting police escort to ground, just like the Bulls did. theviking62
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8:30pm Fri 8 Feb 13

nhoj89 says...

sorry for anyone injured on the m62 ,but hukk players should already be there,wembley bound seen few your comments,i hope both city and bulls do well,do us all a favour and do one
sorry for anyone injured on the m62 ,but hukk players should already be there,wembley bound seen few your comments,i hope both city and bulls do well,do us all a favour and do one nhoj89
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8:30pm Fri 8 Feb 13

nhoj89 says...

hull sorry
hull sorry nhoj89
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8:30pm Fri 8 Feb 13

dorny1971 says...

Of course there will be no problems whatsoever travelling to Hull in Sunday's snow.
Of course there will be no problems whatsoever travelling to Hull in Sunday's snow. dorny1971
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8:32pm Fri 8 Feb 13

theviking62 says...

Egg Bound go ahead tell them my secret. I have nothing to hide. Unlike you. You have a problem, you always mention dresses when you refer do you refer to me. This to me indicates that you are not normal. You have a fixation problem. I can recommend a good shrink, but would he find a brain to work with, think not.
Egg Bound go ahead tell them my secret. I have nothing to hide. Unlike you. You have a problem, you always mention dresses when you refer do you refer to me. This to me indicates that you are not normal. You have a fixation problem. I can recommend a good shrink, but would he find a brain to work with, think not. theviking62
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8:37pm Fri 8 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Game off viking ?
Old news old man look at who brought the news to you first.
Nice to see you are pretending to be en route and posting on here. Wireless M62 network or are we having another lie saying you on I phone.
I won't tell your secret yet as you may lose the only friend you have on here.
Game off viking ? Old news old man look at who brought the news to you first. Nice to see you are pretending to be en route and posting on here. Wireless M62 network or are we having another lie saying you on I phone. I won't tell your secret yet as you may lose the only friend you have on here. wembley bound
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8:57pm Fri 8 Feb 13

rama99 says...

hold on a minute i think you might find it was me who said it might to be off
hold on a minute i think you might find it was me who said it might to be off rama99
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10:11pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Stevie-C says...

M62 a total nightmare for past few years and its getting worse. At least one accident a day. Pathetic state of affairs, and its always the ordinary working bloke who suffers burning fuel while sat waiting in traffic!
M62 a total nightmare for past few years and its getting worse. At least one accident a day. Pathetic state of affairs, and its always the ordinary working bloke who suffers burning fuel while sat waiting in traffic! Stevie-C
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10:21pm Fri 8 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

rama sky sports say it might be off is totally different to it is off and hull to win by 20 Sunday.
rama sky sports say it might be off is totally different to it is off and hull to win by 20 Sunday. wembley bound
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10:27pm Fri 8 Feb 13

bullsforever says...

To Wembley bound

You are a complete arsole, enjoy the Wembley defeat of your nasty little apology of a football club, COYB
To Wembley bound You are a complete arsole, enjoy the Wembley defeat of your nasty little apology of a football club, COYB bullsforever
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10:55pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Bone_idle18 says...

Bulls were there, if Hull can't field a team the points should go to us. Why punish our players by making them travel again and play on their day off?

Hull should have ensured their players arrived mid afternoon.
Bulls were there, if Hull can't field a team the points should go to us. Why punish our players by making them travel again and play on their day off? Hull should have ensured their players arrived mid afternoon. Bone_idle18
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12:40am Sat 9 Feb 13

nhoj89 says...

if the Hull FC players can not turn up for a home game on time that means they can not full fill the fixture and the Bulls should get the the two points

outrageous
if the Hull FC players can not turn up for a home game on time that means they can not full fill the fixture and the Bulls should get the the two points outrageous nhoj89
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7:24am Sat 9 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Should have got the points for not fielding a team ?
Its not the amateur game just an amateur sport in comparison.
Signs of desperation from the bulls, What next trying to claim for coach travel .
Omar can stand it financially
Should have got the points for not fielding a team ? Its not the amateur game just an amateur sport in comparison. Signs of desperation from the bulls, What next trying to claim for coach travel . Omar can stand it financially wembley bound
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