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Bradford hooker George Flanagan could be banned for more than eight games after being charged with a Grade F 'attack to the testicles' in Saturday's Championship loss to Toronto Wolfpack.

The 32-year-old appeared to make contact with Toronto full-back Hakim Miloudi in a tackle on 31 minutes.
 
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The Rugby Football League has "conditionally" and "reluctantly" approved Bradford Bulls' application to groundshare with Dewsbury in 2020.

Championship club Bradford advised that it was planning to leave Odsal at the end of this season and had agreed a two-year lease with Dewsbury.

However, the RFL have only ratified the deal for the 2020 season.

Chairman Andrew Chalmers has said the Bulls are identifying potential sites for a new-build stadium in the city.

However, Friday's RFL statement said: "This permission has been granted reluctantly and on the basis that the club's intention is to return to Bradford in the near future.
 

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Bradford Bulls have loaned centre Rhys Evans to Super League side Leeds Rhinos for the 2020 season.

Evans, 27, joined the Bulls from Leigh for 2019 where he played 15 games and scored three tries.

The Wales international worked under Rhinos head coach Richard Agar at Warrington, where he played 105 games.
 

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Bradford Bulls have signed winger Matty Dawson-Jones for the 2020 Championship season following his release by Super League side Hull FC.

Dawson-Jones, 29, missed all but one game of the 2019 season with a training ground knee ligament injury, having scored on his debut against Hull KR.

The former St Helens outside back has scored 67 tries in 139 career games.
 

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Yorkshire amateur side Underbank Rangers have been handed a trip to five-time winners Bradford Bulls in the Challenge Cup fourth-round draw.

Holmfirth-based Rangers, who beat League One club West Wales Raiders in the previous round, are on their longest run in the competition.
 

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Super League would benefit from expanding to 14 clubs from 12 and dropping the loop fixtures, says Bradford Bulls coach John Kear.

Top-flight teams play 29 games apiece, home and away once, plus a Magic round and then six extra 'loop' matches.

Those games are decided using two pools of odds versus evens, from the previous season's league positions.