James Lowes given permission to hold talks about taking charge of Bradford Bulls

Last Updated: 18/06/14 6:30pm

  • Share:
James Lowes: Free to discuss vacant Bradford role

James Lowes: Free to discuss vacant Bradford role

Sky Bet

Leeds Carnegie head coach James Lowes has been given permission to hold talks about taking charge of Bradford Bulls.

The Championship side had suggested they were determined to keep Lowes, citing that he was under contract, but have since changed their stance after the 44-year-old, a former Bulls player, revealed his desire to discuss the role.

Leeds Carnegie's chairman Sir Ian McGeechan said: "Following our statement yesterday regarding the speculation linking James Lowes to the vacant head coach's position at Bradford Bulls, we can confirm that James has since asked the club for permission to speak with Bradford. We therefore have reluctantly agreed to his request."

Lowes is free to start negotiations about switching codes back to Bradford, who have moved quickly to secure a replacement following Monday’s departure of head coach Francis Cummins.

During a seven-year spell at Bradford from 1996-2003, Lowes scored a try in Grand Final wins over Wigan Warriors, but faces a huge task at Odsal. 

Bradford have struggled badly after being docked six points for falling into administration and remain in deep trouble, eight points from safety, with just 11 matches remaining.

Captain Matt Diskin has taken over as player-coach ahead of Friday's home game against Hull KR, working under managing director Steve Ferres 

Leeds missed out on promotion from the second tier after losing to London Welsh in last month's play-off semi-final.

  • Share:


Bulls coaching change

James Lowes: Confirmed as Bradford Bulls' new head coach

Lowes named new Bulls coach

​Bradford Bulls have appointed former player James Lowes as their new head coach.

Bradford to name new coach

Bradford Bulls will name their new head coach on Tuesday after Francis Cummins' recent departure.

Matt Diskin: Does not want Bradford job

Diskin: I don't want top job

Bradford skipper Matt Diskin says he has no intention of becoming the club's new head coach.

Most Popular


Rugby Roots

Rugby Roots

The Rugby Club is continuing its ‘Rugby Roots’ feature and wants to hear what makes your club so special!

The Off Load

The Off Load

Rupert Cox reviews the weekend's rugby including the brilliant All Blacks and the glorious Pumas.

Munster on the rise

Munster on the rise

Stuart Barnes says Munster will be the biggest threat to Leinster’s bid for a third Guinness PRO12 title.