BULLS will not be hosting Newcastle Thunder next Monday after all, with their Round Six Championship clash now taking place on Sunday, June 6, which is a free weekend for both clubs.

The kick off time will be given in due course.

Bulls fans who were expecting to be able to greet their team at the Tetley's Stadium in a few days' time may be disappointed.

But the club’s general manager, Tracey Erby, explained: “Both the Bradford Bulls and Newcastle Thunder came to an agreement that the fixture should be slightly pushed back to allow it to take place on a Sunday rather than on a Monday evening.

“It will give us the best chance of getting as many spectators as possible into the ground.

“There was also an issue not being able to stream the game on the May 17 date, with the fixture clashing with Super League on Sky, so the decision was made with the best interests of our supporters at heart."

More details regarding ticketing for the game will be released in due course, as Bulls wait for further information on the back of the government’s announcement regarding the roadmap out of lockdown yesterday evening.

They have said they would like to thank Newcastle Thunder for their co-operation regarding the matter.