This past weekend saw the first ever Rugby League World Club Series. This is an expansion on the World Club Challenge which took place in previous years. The new series pits the top 3 teams from the Super League and the NRL against each other in 3 games. So, how successful was this new idea? And can it have success in the future?
The Bradford Bulls go into the new Super League XVIII season with a sense of new found optimism having been saved from liquidation by new owner, Omar Khan.
Back in late August things looked bleak for the Bradford Bulls. They were entrenched in a battle against liquidation and had just made 16 members of staff, including all the first team coaches, redundant.