Karl Pryce and Phil Joseph in Bradford Bulls exit

Karl Pryce

Phil Jospeh

First published in Bulls Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford Bulls Reporter

Karl Pryce and Phil Joseph have joined the list of departures from Odsal as Francis Cummins continues stamping his mark on the Bulls.

The pair were recruited last winter on one-year contracts but have been told they will not be handed new deals.

That has brought the number of confirmed exits of out-of-contract players from the 2012 squad to ten, with untried youngster Alex Ball also departing the club.

Ben Jeffries, Ian Sibbit and Bryn Hargreaves announced their retirement at the end of the season and Jason Crookes, Olivier Elima, Tom Burgess and Kyle Briggs have all secured moves elsewhere.

Chev Walker was out of contract but recently signed a new deal and James Donaldson, Shaun Ainscough, Manase Manuokafoa, Jarrod Sammut, Danny Addy and Liam McAvoy could follow suit.

But there is no place for Bradford-born winger Pryce, who scored 13 tries last term after returning to the club from Wigan.

Forward Joseph enjoyed an impressive pre- season but endured an injury-disrupted campaign and made just six first-team appearances.

The Bulls could discover this week the outcome of the RFL investigation into the circumstances which led to Craig Kopczak terminating his contract with the club.

RFL officials have been conducting interviews with a number of parties, including Kopczak himself, with the player’s future still unclear.

Meanwhile, rookie Callum Windley has joined Hunslet Hawks on a one-year contract.

He made his only appearance for the Bulls off the bench in the Challenge Cup win over Doncaster in April.

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7:48am Tue 9 Oct 12

kellyh1981 says...

Let's hope we get players who actually want to play and put some effort in on the pitch.
No point in being that size and not using it.
Let's hope we get players who actually want to play and put some effort in on the pitch. No point in being that size and not using it. kellyh1981
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7:59am Tue 9 Oct 12

Solomon Grundy says...

Well, I hope Francis has some signings in mind because at present we don't actually have 17. Harsh on Karl in my view but that's the game.
Well, I hope Francis has some signings in mind because at present we don't actually have 17. Harsh on Karl in my view but that's the game. Solomon Grundy
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8:12am Tue 9 Oct 12

Prycey says...

The easy option for Franny is just to keep everyone we have. By letting them go he must have other targets to fill their places. It is up to Franny to grasp this chance and stamp his own authority on his first coaching job. Good luck to him and my advice would be to do what you think is right and not simply try and carry on with Micks squad and tactics. There will clearly be no favouritism from our new coach if he thinks we can do better. Sorry to see Karl leave but he just doesn’t try hard enough for me. How good would he be with his physique if he put in the same effort as some other players? Didn't mick say this was the last chance saloon for him? Now what does he do?
The easy option for Franny is just to keep everyone we have. By letting them go he must have other targets to fill their places. It is up to Franny to grasp this chance and stamp his own authority on his first coaching job. Good luck to him and my advice would be to do what you think is right and not simply try and carry on with Micks squad and tactics. There will clearly be no favouritism from our new coach if he thinks we can do better. Sorry to see Karl leave but he just doesn’t try hard enough for me. How good would he be with his physique if he put in the same effort as some other players? Didn't mick say this was the last chance saloon for him? Now what does he do? Prycey
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8:16am Tue 9 Oct 12

THEMANOFSTEEL says...

Not sure how i feel about losing pryce with the lack of forwards and only 1 winger contracted who Is going to be available???
Wonder if we can get foster?? Good kicker good pace and skill?? Loan player???
Not sure how i feel about losing pryce with the lack of forwards and only 1 winger contracted who Is going to be available??? Wonder if we can get foster?? Good kicker good pace and skill?? Loan player??? THEMANOFSTEEL
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9:00am Tue 9 Oct 12

Steam Pigs says...

Chev Walker was out of contract but recently signed a new deal and James Donaldson, Shaun Ainscough, Manase Manuokafoa, Jarrod Sammut, Danny Addy and Liam McAvoy could follow suit.

Sammut and Nas? what does that mean for Purtell - unless we get a dispensation on Sammut from the RFL.

Joseph is no loss, and Pryce, whilst he can finish is poor in defence no real loss if FC has some loanee signings lined up
Chev Walker was out of contract but recently signed a new deal and James Donaldson, Shaun Ainscough, Manase Manuokafoa, Jarrod Sammut, Danny Addy and Liam McAvoy could follow suit. Sammut and Nas? what does that mean for Purtell - unless we get a dispensation on Sammut from the RFL. Joseph is no loss, and Pryce, whilst he can finish is poor in defence no real loss if FC has some loanee signings lined up Steam Pigs
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9:00am Tue 9 Oct 12

Mr Capp says...

instead of scraping the bottom of the barrel for whats left we should be looking at getting some top class youngsters in from the likes of warrington and wigan who are unlikely to get much first team action at their clubs because of the plethora of quality international stars they can amazingly fit under the salary cap!
instead of scraping the bottom of the barrel for whats left we should be looking at getting some top class youngsters in from the likes of warrington and wigan who are unlikely to get much first team action at their clubs because of the plethora of quality international stars they can amazingly fit under the salary cap! Mr Capp
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9:46am Tue 9 Oct 12

Bone_idle18 says...

Franny will have a lot of connections, and he won't be afraid to introduce the model that Leeds have used to build success, utilising the raw talent of their youngsters.

He's seen it first hand and hopefully can make it work here.
Franny will have a lot of connections, and he won't be afraid to introduce the model that Leeds have used to build success, utilising the raw talent of their youngsters. He's seen it first hand and hopefully can make it work here. Bone_idle18
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9:52am Tue 9 Oct 12

theviking62 says...

There are young players out there, to pick up on one year contracts. Wigan have released three, as have Hull FC. We don't need loanees, if we look around. Some SL clubs are dipping into Championship for players. So we could look there.
There are young players out there, to pick up on one year contracts. Wigan have released three, as have Hull FC. We don't need loanees, if we look around. Some SL clubs are dipping into Championship for players. So we could look there. theviking62
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9:54am Tue 9 Oct 12

theviking62 says...

Steam, Sammut is off quota, said it himself on twitter. Has a Maltese passport. If any of you have doubts on what I have just said go to twitter.
Steam, Sammut is off quota, said it himself on twitter. Has a Maltese passport. If any of you have doubts on what I have just said go to twitter. theviking62
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10:05am Tue 9 Oct 12

beardedclam says...

Tokyo's in Bradford will be gutted if he moves out of Bradford. Is there ever a night when Karl Pryce isn't getting hammered in there?
Tokyo's in Bradford will be gutted if he moves out of Bradford. Is there ever a night when Karl Pryce isn't getting hammered in there? beardedclam
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10:58am Tue 9 Oct 12

mdn says...

theviking62 wrote:
Steam, Sammut is off quota, said it himself on twitter. Has a Maltese passport. If any of you have doubts on what I have just said go to twitter.
It isn't whether sammut is on overseas quota or not which is the problem. It's the fact he's on the non fed trained quota (which he had a dispensation for this year but loses next year) as is manuokafoa and all the other overseas players. Unless one of contracted overseas goes we have to choose between manuokafoa and sammut.
[quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Steam, Sammut is off quota, said it himself on twitter. Has a Maltese passport. If any of you have doubts on what I have just said go to twitter.[/p][/quote]It isn't whether sammut is on overseas quota or not which is the problem. It's the fact he's on the non fed trained quota (which he had a dispensation for this year but loses next year) as is manuokafoa and all the other overseas players. Unless one of contracted overseas goes we have to choose between manuokafoa and sammut. mdn
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11:46am Tue 9 Oct 12

Steam Pigs says...

theviking62 wrote:
Steam, Sammut is off quota, said it himself on twitter. Has a Maltese passport. If any of you have doubts on what I have just said go to twitter.
its not what passport you have its whether you are federation or non federation trained and Sammut is non fed trained just like, Lulia, Purtell, L'Estrange, Kearney and Nas

6 into 5 doesn't go!!
[quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Steam, Sammut is off quota, said it himself on twitter. Has a Maltese passport. If any of you have doubts on what I have just said go to twitter.[/p][/quote]its not what passport you have its whether you are federation or non federation trained and Sammut is non fed trained just like, Lulia, Purtell, L'Estrange, Kearney and Nas 6 into 5 doesn't go!! Steam Pigs
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12:06pm Tue 9 Oct 12

Parz says...

Shame about Phil Joseph, I quite liked him though he never seemed quite up to scratch. I won't miss Pryce though.
Shame about Phil Joseph, I quite liked him though he never seemed quite up to scratch. I won't miss Pryce though. Parz
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12:22pm Tue 9 Oct 12

bartsbull says...

Franny is making his mark we need players to play not sit out on the line

There will be more signings i am sure we unfortunately have been at the back of the quee with the resurection of the club

The club needed to have security first then the rest follows it will be hard but if we keep together as we have done all through this year

Then we will come out of the dark that we have been in through bad administration
Franny is making his mark we need players to play not sit out on the line There will be more signings i am sure we unfortunately have been at the back of the quee with the resurection of the club The club needed to have security first then the rest follows it will be hard but if we keep together as we have done all through this year Then we will come out of the dark that we have been in through bad administration bartsbull
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12:54pm Tue 9 Oct 12

Steam Pigs says...

Rumours abound that Sammut has been given a further years dispensation by the RFL...
Rumours abound that Sammut has been given a further years dispensation by the RFL... Steam Pigs
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2:23pm Tue 9 Oct 12

theviking62 says...

Sammut is off quota, steam, he has said so himself. Go on twitter, see for yourself. Plus, I don't think Sammut would be unsure of his position.
Sammut is off quota, steam, he has said so himself. Go on twitter, see for yourself. Plus, I don't think Sammut would be unsure of his position. theviking62
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3:33pm Tue 9 Oct 12

parader no1 says...

Dont think Joseph is up to the mark, championship is probably his best option
Dont think Joseph is up to the mark, championship is probably his best option parader no1
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10:19pm Tue 9 Oct 12

mdn says...

theviking62 wrote:
Sammut is off quota, steam, he has said so himself. Go on twitter, see for yourself. Plus, I don't think Sammut would be unsure of his position.
He's talking about the overseas quota, not the non-fed trained quota which he does count on!
[quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Sammut is off quota, steam, he has said so himself. Go on twitter, see for yourself. Plus, I don't think Sammut would be unsure of his position.[/p][/quote]He's talking about the overseas quota, not the non-fed trained quota which he does count on! mdn
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