Bradford Bulls glamour Super League clash with title favourites Wigan has been bowled an inswinging yorker.

The crunch showdown at Odsal had been scheduled for live coverage by Sky Sports on Sunday, May 23 but a clash with the cricket World Cup duel between Australia and Pakistan at Headingley has caused a reshuffle.

Sky officials were still keen to show what promises to be one of the highlights of the Super League season and after consultation with the clubs have brought it forward to Saturday, May 22 with a 7.0pm kick-off.

"The match will have a 'Saturday Night Fever' billing and we are determined to make it a very special occasion," said media manager Stuart Duffy.

"The Wigan game is always one of the big events of the season and the switch to Saturday does not concern us," he said.

The Bulls are reporting great interest in Sunday's Silk Cut Challenge Cup quarter-final with in-form Warrington Wolves at Odsal (2.30pm).

Stand and ground tickets are available in advance to ease congestion at the turnstiles. The Odsal ticket office is open until 8.30pm tonight.

The Bulls preparation were continuing today with the main fitness doubt still concerning young scrum-half Paul Deacon.

The Emerging England star has being making steady progress this week after injuring an ankle in the previous round at Wakefield Trinity.

But Brian McDermott and Steve McNamara are both on course to return to the squad.

Meanwhile British rugby league bosses are to fight plans to re-introduce international transfer fees.

Super League clubs would face a massive increase in spending if Australia and New Zealand succeeded in bringing back transfer fees for players switching countries.

The thorny issue was brought up at this week's International Federation's two-day meeting in Sydney and immediately met fierce resistance from the British delegates.

Super League and Bulls chairman Chris Caisley, who took up the argument with National Rugby League chief executive Neil Whittaker, said: "He will take Super League concerns on the matter back to his member clubs. I believe we will arrive at a successful outcome."

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