Bradford coach Francis Cummins remains bullish as pressure builds on lowly rivals

Bradford coach Francis Cummins senses his team's ailing fortunes could be about to change as clubs reach the halfway mark in Super League.

Super League round-up: Leaders Leeds back on song as Robbie Ward lands debut try

Robbie Ward scored a debut try as Leeds bounced back from their Magic Weekend disappointment with a 20-6 victory over Hull.

Bradford coach Francis Cummins remains bullish as pressure builds on lowly rivals

Bradford coach Francis Cummins senses his team's ailing fortunes could be about to change as clubs reach the halfway mark in Super League.

Super League round-up: Leaders Leeds back on song as Robbie Ward lands debut try

Robbie Ward scored a debut try as Leeds bounced back from their Magic Weekend disappointment with a 20-6 victory over Hull.

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Teenage winger caps impressive display by club's young contingent
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Paddy Flynn celebrates scoring the match-winning try against Salford

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London Broncos 22 Catalan Dragons 24 match report: Josh Drinkwater fails with conversion that would have clinched Broncos first points of the season in Magic Weekend opener

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