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Cummins hopes Bulls can hang on

Posted on 30/12/2013 in Blog, Rugby

Francis Cummins hopes Bradford Bulls do not lose any of their star players, despite the Super League club's financial crisis. 

They are currently trying to slash their outgoings by £400,000 over the next 12 months and are now without a board of directors, following the resignations of chairman Mark Moore and Ian Watt and Andrew Calvert.

The coach has added new faces in the shape of Garreth Carvell, Frank Winterstein, Lee Gaskell, Dale Ferguson and Luke George, but many onlookers are expecting a clearout.

He told the Daily Mirror: "I wouldn't wish this situation on anyone. We don't know what's happening and it's the uncertainty that makes it worse.

"My New Year wish is for stability because we don't know who owns the club or what's going to happen next. But obviously I don't want to lose any players."

The stakes are higher than ever going into the new Super League season, with the return of promotion and relegation in 2015 following a period of guaranteed top-flight status for each club.

How will the three-time World Club Champions get on next season? Have a look at our Super League odds and place a rugby bet.

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