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Rugby League: Crisis time for Super League contenders?

BRADFORD were cut to as short as 2-5 yesterday to win the Super League as their prime contenders suffered blows to their title aims. And the Bulls can leap to the top of the table tonight if they beat London at Griffin Park, a task that they are sure to be up for given their rivals' setbacks

nLEEDS players Chev Walker and Ryan Bailey were

yesterday sentenced to 18 and nine months respectively in a young offenders institution following a brawl

outside a nightclub. Walker has scored 11 tries this

season and both players are in the Great Britain squad

nWIGAN coach Stuart Raper, who had earlier announced his plan to leave the club at the end of the season, was sacked yesterday morning following defeat by Widnes on Saturday. Raper's assistant coach Mike Gregory will take over first-team duties until the end of the season

nSt Helens were docked two points for breaching the league's salary cap, a decision that was upheld when the club appealed earlier this month. Hooker and captain Keiron Cunningham has been given a

suspended one-year ban after failing a drugs test
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jul 30, 2003
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