Bradford Bulls will play in the Championship next season following their 27-8 victory over Workington in the League 1 Promotion Final. Just 12 months after they were relegated, the Bulls returned to the second tier thanks to a solid performance at Odsal on Sunday.
John Kear’s men will now be taking on the likes of Widnes Vikings, Featherstone Rovers and Leigh Centurions after a spirited campaign under the former Hull FC coach.
After missing out on automatic promotion and the title, Bradford were forced to play one final game against Workington.
Winger Jy Hitchcox scored a hat-trick as he put himself in the shop window, but half-back Dane Chisholm was only able to convert one of his seven kick attempts.
Hooker George Flanagan, Chisholm and Joe Keyes all crossed over for Bradford, with Workington’s consolation try coming through Elliott Miller.