ALSO in this weeks Bulls Eye, coach Brian Noble and captain Jamie Peacock look ahead to Sunday's Super League Round 23 game at Odsal when Widnes Vikings return to Bradford to face the Bulls for the second time in six rounds, looking to make it five points from six this season
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IN Bulls Eye this week , coach Brian Noble looks ahead to Sunday?s engage Super League Round 21 game at Odsal when the Bulls face Leigh Centurions looking to get back to winning ways following two consecutive defeats
Leigh have nothing to lose coming to Odsal this week?
They have everything to gain. There are still nine games to go before the end of the season and that is effectively another eighteen points. They will want to come here and try and get two of them and they will have looked at the way we played last week and fancy their chances. If they are relegated then they will want as many points as possible and they would be delighted if the Bulls name was on the list of their scalps.
After a good performance at Headingley you must have been disappointed with last week?s showing at Belle Vue?
I was very disappointed and we know we will have to play a lot better this week. We lacked concentration and we lacked a killer instinct, something we used to possess in abundance. We need to focus on the really simple things and execute them correctly, particularly in defence. We know we can score points but the reality is if you score 34 points away from home you should win. Our kicking game needs to improve and our chase was non existent last week and we need to play with vigour and enthusiasm. We can?t afford to be out enthused again.
Leigh have a good work ethic and they will be fired up for this game. They are very much an ?in your face? team and we have to cope with that. They roll round the Hookers and Paul Rowley and Robbie Mears offer them different options. Duffy, in the halves is very experienced and gets them about the field and Wiltshire, coming into the line at Full Back, is always very dangerous. Phil Jones is playing well for them and if you offend he will punish you with his kicks.
Brian Noble has named the following 20 man squad for the game: Vainikolo, Deacon, Cook, Fielden, I Harris, B Harris, Withers, Johnson, Lynch, Parker, L Pryce, Peacock, Pratt, Langley, Pryce K, Hape, Reardon, Vagana, Henderson, Meyers
PAUL DEACON, who needs 1 point for a career total of 1600, has scored 104 goals from 135 attempts for an average of 77.04%
LEON PRYCE needs four tries for a career century of club and representative touchdowns. The utility back has scored 88 for Bradford plus eight in representative matches, including two for Great Britain.
IESTYN HARRIS needs 2 points for a career total 2200.
STUART REARDON will play his 100th career game this week. He has made 75 appearances for the Bulls, 5 for Featherstone Rovers on loan, 8 for Salford Reds and 11 in Representative Football.
IN Bulls Eye this week, coach Brian Noble and winger Stuart Reardon look ahead to Friday's engage Super League Round 22 game at The Willows when the Bulls face Salford City Reds in the first of the loop fixtures.
RUGBY League and Rugby Union is set to clash next month when Bradford Bulls play Bradford and Bingley RFC in the ?Tetley?s Cross Code Challenge? at The Bees? Wagon Lane. Stadium on Sunday 31st July 2005, kick off 4.00pm.
IN Bulls Eye this week, coach Brian Noble looks ahead to Sunday's engage Super League Round 18 game at Odsal when the Vikings take on the Bulls looking for a Super League double.
BRADFORD Bulls have today announced the capture of Centre Ben Harris from the NRL Club, Canterbury Bulldogs.
IN Bulls Eye this week coach Brian Noble and Jamie Peacock look forward to Friday's engage Super League game at the Willows between the Bulls and Salford City Reds a Super League reaches Round 13.
IN THIS WEEK?S BULLS EYE COACH BRIAN NOBLE AND ROBBIE PAUL LOOK FORWARD TO SATURDAY?S POWERGEN CHALLENGE CUP ROUND FIVE GAME AT THE KC STADIUM BETWEEN THE BULLS AND HULL FC, WHICH IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE TIE OF THE ROUND