Bradford Bulls 48-16 Sheffield Eagles


Bradford Bulls beat Sheffield Eagles 48-16 to move closer to a positive points total in the Kingstone Press Championship. James Bentley was the star of the show for Bradford with a four-try performance while the Eagles, who had their fair share of territory in the match, could only cross the whitewash three times.

Bradford got off to a great start with two tries in the opening ten minutes thanks to Ethan Ryan and Bentley. Oscar Thomas converted. Sheffield responded well though with a series of attacking plays and two goal line drop outs led to the visitors’ first try of the game through Will Hope. Simon Brown halved the deficit to 12-6. The Eagles were dealt a blow when Menzie Yere was sin-binned and Bradford capitalised with two tries before the break. Ross Oakes and Bentley both crossed the whitewash, with Thomas converting on both occasions.

On 42 minutes, Daniel Murray muscled his way to four points despite heavy defensive pressure from Sheffield. Thomas added the extras. Ben Blackmore notched a brace before the hour mark to bring the Eagles back to within 14 points of their opponents. However, any attempt of a comeback was constantly stalled by indecisive play and Bradford ended the match with a further three tries to their name. Bentley completed his hat-trick and then scored his fourth prior to Johnny Campbell finishing off a swift move down the left hand side.

A disappointing day for Sheffield, who face Rochdale and Dewsbury over the Easter period while Bradford take on Halifax and Featherstone.

Bradford Bulls

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Johnny CampbellWing100000
Omari CaroWing000000
Joe Keyes 6Interchange000000
Scott MooreHooker000000
2Ethan RyanCentre100000
4Ross OakesCentre100000
6Leon Pryce Stand Off000000
8Liam Kirk 15Interchange000000
11Colton Roche 21Loose Forward000000
14Oscar ThomasFull Back080000
15Jon Magrin 8Prop000000
16Kevin LarroyerSecond Row000000
20James BentleySecond Row400001
21Brandan Wilkinson 11Interchange000000
25Jordan LilleyScrum Half000000
32Daniel Murray 25Prop100000
25James Davies 32Interchange000000
 Total 880001

Sheffield Eagles

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Greg Burns 9Interchange000000
Duane Straugheir 16Second Row000000
2Garry LoWing000000
3Menzie YereCentre000100
5Ben BlackmoreWing200000
6Simon BrownStand Off020000
8Scott WheeldonProp000000
9Matty Fozard Hooker000000
10Mark MexicoProp000000
11Matt James 27Second Row000000
13Elliot MinchellaScrum Half000000
15Kyle Trout 19Interchange000000
16Sam Scott Interchange000000
18Ryan MillarFull Back000000
19Will Hope 15Loose Forward100000
26Jake SpeddingCentre000000
27Liam Johnson 11Interchange000000
 Total 320100

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 9, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Bradford Bulls242448
Sheffield Eagles61016

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