Bradford Bulls slip into rugby league's third tier

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Bradford Bulls have been relegated to rugby league's third tier after suffering a 26-10 Championship loss at home to Toulouse Olympique.

Super League winners as recently as 2005, the rapid demise of the Bulls continued as their relegation from the Championship was confirmed on Sunday.

The Bulls had their Rugby Football League membership terminated in November after entering administration.

And two months later the club was forced into liquidation after failing to secure new owners, resulting in a 12-point penalty being applied.

After 24 games of the season, the Bulls have recorded six wins to inch back up to zero points, but even with six more matches remaining, their fate has been sealed.

The Bulls won the World Club Challenge on three occasions and claimed the Super League title in 1997, 2001, 2003 and 2005.