Prev Game: Super League Fri 11th Jul

prev game - Bradford Bulls
team 1 score team 2
St Helens 46 - 22 Bradford

Next Game: Super League Sun 20th Jul

next game - Bradford Bulls
team 1 score team 2
Huddersfield 15:00 Bradford

Langley - SL needs the Bulls

Bulls' longest-serving player backs long-term view

Last Updated: 24/08/12 10:14am

  • Share:
Jamie Langley: Pleased Super League club have decided to stay with a 14-team division

Jamie Langley: Pleased Super League club have decided to stay with a 14-team division

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Bradford loose forward Jamie Langley believes Super League needs the Bulls just as much as the club needs the league.

Top-flight clubs have backed a 14-team division, in turn reducing the chances of crisis-hit Bradford being demoted to the Championship.

Langley, who is the Bulls' longest-serving player, believes rivals would feel the pinch without visits from the club's away support.

"The Bulls have a tremendous fan base to take to away games and clubs have realised this."
Jamie Langley Quotes of the week

Although the 28-year-old feels players might prefer a 13-team league to reduce the physical demands of the game, he is pleased club opted to focus on the wider implications of a league without Bradford.

Realisation

"I know I'm a bit biased, and that Super League would go on without us, but it wouldn't be the same without Bradford Bulls," Langley told the Telegraph and Argus.

"The Bulls have a tremendous fan base to take to away games and clubs have realised this.

"The players probably wouldn't mind the odd week off to recover but a 13-club league is something that needs to be thought about over a period of two or three years, rather than as a knee-jerk reaction."

  • Share:

Related

Bulls in crisis

Cullen: says Bradford must be run 'properly'

Bulls causing chaos

Paul Cullen told Boots that if Bradford can't afford to survive then they can't be a part of Super League.

Francis Cummins: New man in charge

Fran feeling Bullish

Bulls boss Francis Cummins tells Boots he feared he would have to find a new profession.

The RFL ratify Omar Khan's takeover of the Bradford Bulls

RFL ratify Bulls takeover

Bradford businessman Omar Khan has had his takeover of the Bulls ratified by the Rugby Football League.

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Sports Day Survey

Sports Day Survey

Have your say on school sport and what activities children do outside of school.

Good Week/Bad Week

Good Week/Bad Week

Sky Sports takes another look back at the last week and picks out our best and worst moments.

Super League stats

Super League stats

Who has kicked the most goals this season? Which player is penalised the most? Find out here...