Bradford Bulls won the Championship Shield on 2 October after finishing fifth in the regular season table

Bradford Bulls will pay “tens of thousands” of pounds in debts owed to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to stave off a winding-up petition.

HMRC asked for the Championship club to be wound up on Monday, arguing it owed around £350,000 in taxes, but Bulls claim they owe only £133,000.

The case will be reviewed on 14 November after the club agreed to pay an undisclosed sum.

“I am grateful to my barrister for her ability,” chairman Marc Green said.

Bulls, who told the hearing they have already paid back over £100,000 of their debts, were placed in administration in 2012 and again in 2014, before Leeds-based businessman Green completed his takeover of the club.

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