Bradford confirm takeover

Bradford Bulls yesterday confirmed the takeover of the club by a new Consortium.

As part of the sale, the Consortium named Canada Rugby League Chairman and Ottawa President Eric Perez as the Bulls’ new interim chairman.

Meanwhile, the RFL confirmed that the restriction on signing players was also lifted, with the club’s 2020 operating budget agreed.

On his appointment, interim owner Perez told Bradford’s website: “It’s an honour to be working with an iconic brand like the Bradford Bulls.

“I am here on an interim basis to facilitate the transition between the new ownership and the old regime.

“I have been given special dispensation from the RFL to take on the interim chairmanship as Hemel is dormant for the 2020 season, and this in no way undermines the Ottawa club that is slated to enter League One in 2021.”