ONE of Bradford Bulls’ league rivals have been deducted two points and fined £10,000 for a breach of coronavirus protocols.

The RFL said Betfred Championship club Featherstone Rovers were found to have held an indoor gathering on Saturday, March 27, in a "direct breach of the national lockdown restrictions in place at the time".

Rovers subsequently included 12 players who should have been forced to stand down under RFL Covid protocols in their team for the following Friday's fixture against Batley.

The RFL also accused Featherstone of "failing to fully cooperate with the early stages of the investigation".

In response, a club statement read: "Featherstone Rovers are deeply disappointed with the RFL's outcome from its investigation into an alleged social gathering at the club in March of this year.

"The outcome is particularly disappointing given that the club had satisfied both West Yorkshire Police's investigation and a local authority hearing, both of whom conceded that the club had not knowingly been uncooperative."