Bradford Bulls Given Points Deduction
By Community | July 25, 2012
Bradford Bulls have rolled into further turmoil after they were deducted six points for going into administration.
The Rugby Football League’s board of directors imposed the punishment after the ailing Super League club breached the game’s insolvency regulations.
A statement said: “The RFL board of directors has today ruled that Bradford Bulls will be deducted six points – the equivalent of three competition wins – as a penalty for entering into administration during the 2012 Stobart Super League season.”
The deduction takes immediate effect and drops the Bulls out of the play-off positions, from seventh to ninth, ahead of Sunday’s trip to Warrington, with Huddersfield and Hull KR moving above them in the table.
Deduction of points are not a first in the league as both Wakefield and Crusaders were docked four points when they entered administration on the eve of the 2011 season after the RFL directors took into account the new owners’ willingness to pay off some of the debts to creditors.