Bulls victory overshadowed by horror injury to Cas full-back

Bradford Bulls ended their pre-season with a 26-8 victory over a young Castleford side.

However the game was abandoned with just over a minute to play when youngster Ash Robson dislocated his knee.

The young full-back, who had impressed on the evening, was chasing his own chip over the Bradford defence but landed awkwardly after colliding with a Bulls player.

Ben Thaler opted to end the game prematurely once the stretcher came on.

Before that, James Lowes’ side worked hard for their victory, with tries from James Clare, Omari Caro, Alex Mellor, Luke Hooley and Liam Kirk securing victory.

Greg Minikin and Dec Sheehan scored for the visitors.

Tigers: Robson, Sheehan, Gill, Minikin, Hitchcox, Hampshire, Holmes, Springer, O’Neill, Maher, Cooke, Westerman, Boyle SUBS: Fitzsimmons, Douglas, Diskin, Dixon, Johnson, Adamson

Bulls: Thomas, Clare, Ryan, Blythe, Caro, Jacks, Addy, Haggerty, O’Brien, Kavanagh, Olbison, Ferguson, Pitts, Halafihi, Pickersgill, Caprice, Walshaw, Hooley, Lumb, Bartle, Mellor, Walker, Fleming, Bentley, Kirk, Lauaki

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