Hood and Bennett quit Bradford

Bradford chairman Peter Hood has quit the beleaguered Super League club to pave the way for new investment.

Hood and fellow director Andrew Bennett were expected to be removed from office later this month at an extraordinary general meeting convened by former chairman Chris Caisley, but both stepped down on Tuesday with immediate effect.

Hood said: "Andrew Bennett and I have concluded that the interests of Bradford Bulls and its players, coaches and staff are best served by us making way for Mr Caisley and his cohorts now, rather than awaiting an EGM at which we are bound to be out-voted".