Bradford Bulls 12-22 Halifax RLFC


Halifax returned to the top four of the Championship with a 22-12 victory over Bradford Bulls at the Provident Stadium. Richard Marshall’s side had been replaced by London Broncos, who beat Toulouse Olympique earlier on in the day, but the victory over Bulls made sure they went into Easter Monday in fourth place. James Saltonstall bagged a brace for the visitors, who will be confident heading into their next match against Oldham at MBi Shay.

Halifax were 10-0 up at the break thanks to tries from Saltonstall and Shane Grady. The visitors capitalised well for Grady’s try, as Bradford winger Johnny Campbell had been sin-binned moments earlier for a late tackle.

In the second half, Moore was sin-binned but no damage was done while he was off the field and once he returned Fax extended their lead. Ben Johnston dotted down to send the visiting fans into celebration and Steve Tyrer converted for a 16-0 lead. With 14 minutes remaining, Iliess Macani got Bradford on the scoresheet with their first try of the game to breathe some life into Leigh Beattie’s men. Thomas converted but their hope was short-lived due to Saltonstall completing his brace soon after. Tyrer missed the conversion but made amends with a penalty. Not even if an Ethan Ryan try late in the day could dampen the spirits of the Fax players, who will be happy to come away from Odsal with two more competition points.

Bradford Bulls

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Johnny Campbell 5Wing000100
Omari CaroWing000000
Joe KeyesScrum Half000000
Evan Hodgson 15Interchange000000
Scott MooreHooker000000
2Ethan RyanCentre100000
4Ross OakesCentre000000
5Iliess Macani Interchange100000
6Leon PryceStand Off000000
8Liam Kirk 25Prop000000
11Colton Roche 16Interchange000000
15Jon Magrin Prop000000
16Kevin Larroyer 11Second Row000000
20James BentleySecond Row000000
21Brandan WilkinsonLoose Forward000000
25James Davies 8Interchange000000
14Oscar ThomasFull Back020000
 Total 220100

Halifax RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ben JohnstonScrum Half100000
2Will SharpFull Back000000
3Steve TyrerCentre030000
4Ben HeatonCentre000000
5James SaltonstallWing200000
6Scott MurrellStand Off000000
8Mitch Cahalane 14Prop000000
9Ben Kaye 17Hooker000000
10Adam Tangata 20Prop000000
11Shane GradySecond Row100000
12Simon Grix 16Second Row000000
13Jacob FairbankLoose Forward000000
14Ryan Boyle 8Interchange000000
16Ed Barber 12Interchange000000
17Brandon Moore 9Interchange000100
20Elliot Morris 10Interchange000000
23Rob WorrincyWing000000
 Total 430100

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 14, 2017 8:00 pm Championship 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Bradford Bulls01212
Halifax RLFC101222

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