Bradford Bulls liquidated after bid to save club is rejected
By Claire Bloomfield
Last Updated: 04/01/17 10:09am
Bradford Bulls, the former Super League and World Club champions, have been liquidated after a bid to save the club was rejected.
The Bulls entered administration for a third time in just four years in November but the club's administrators were hopeful a deal could be reached by Christmas.
It was revealed on Tuesday that administrators had chosen to reject the bid submitted by a consortium on December 29 and the club plunged into liquidation as a result.
Bulls player Leon Pryce took to his social media account to express his disappointment at the news.
He said: "Sorry for players staff fans - everyone involved @BradfordBullsRL we have been liquidated. For the first time in my life I'm lost for words."
According to local media in Bradford, reports suggest a new club will be formed "by the end of next week", with the intention of competing in the Championship this season.
The Rugby Football League is expected to make contact with the Bull's previous bidders and select the most viable options to form the new-look club.
Bradford, who are looking to retain 60 per cent of their squad, won four Super League Grand Finals before being relegated to the Championship in 2014.