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Hopes remain Bradford RLFC can be saved

AAP logoAAP 30/12/2016 Ian Laybourn

Hopes remain that embattled English rugby league club Bradford can be saved from liquidation.

The four-time Super League champions, who have been in administration for the last six weeks, faced a bleak future earlier this week when an offer from a consortium led by former New Zealand Rugby League chairman Andrew Chalmers was rejected by the joint administrators despite gaining approval from the Rugby Football League.

However, the administrators say negotiations are continuing with another consortium and that talks will continue over the weekend and into Tuesday in a bid to complete a successful sale.

Bradford, who were crowned world champions 10 years ago, were relegated from Super League in 2014 after being docked points for going into administration.

They remain on the 2017 Championship fixture list, despite having their membership withdrawn by the RFL, but face a points deduction if they do begin the new campaign.

The Bulls players were due to be paid their latest monthly wages on Friday and are set to resume training under coach Rohan Smith on Tuesday after the Christmas break.

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