JAMES Lowes returns to The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday as the new boss of Bradford Bulls.

Bulls recently parted company with head coach Francis Cummins and assistant Lee St Hilaire, seeing skipper Matt Diskin briefly take over in a position as caretaker player-coach.

But Lowes, who left his position in charge of rugby union outfit Leeds Carnegie, has now taken over the hot seat at Odsal.

Lowes had a brief spell in charge of Wolves in 2009 as predecessor to Tony Smith.

Bulls will be hoping to take the opportunity to record a Super League double over Warrington Wolves this season.

The sides have met twice already this campaign, with Bulls beating Smith’s side in the Super League clash at Odsal (Provident Stadium) before being dumped out of the Challenge Cup by the Warrington outfit in the quarter-final.

The 34-28 home win for Bulls earlier this season brought them back into the black for the first time since being docked six points for entering administration.

The Yorkshire side are off the bottom of the table, but remain in a precarious position inside the relegation zone and requiring at least four wins if they are to trade places with those above them.

The Super League loss at Bradford appeared to kick-start the primrose and blue boys’ season, they have put together seven successive wins since as well as reaching the Challenge Cup semi-final at Bulls’ expense.

For Bulls it seemed to have the opposite effect, they shipped an average of 50 points a game for the three fixtures following that victory over Wolves before bringing that run to an end by beating relegation rivals Wakefield Wildcats.

Bulls handed Wolves their highest away win of the season last time out, when Chris Bridge, Joel Monaghan and Richie Myler shared the tries among them.