Bulls Eye


London had a good victory last week at Wakefield in what was a difficult game for them.

I thought they played very well. I went to watch them and if you look at their team they have some good players in there. They are very well coached too so it is going to be an ?in your face? sort of day for us.

They have taken a leaf out of our book and have been playing their scrum half,Denis Moran, at fullback.

They have been using a couple of English halves, Purdham and Thorman in there and Denis Moran knows when to show up and when not to. He is a very astute player and he has handled the switch really well.

They have been playing more English players in their line up this season but it hasn?t diminished the Australian influence and professionalism that runs through the team. All their pivotal players, like Dymock, Moran and Martin, Toshack and Roy are all Aussies and their Back Rowers, Retchless has ?been there and done that? and Billy Peden from the Knights is a quality player, so they have some good names in their side.

We have to focus just has hard this week as we did for the Leeds game last week and as I say every week it is all about us and our preparation. We have to show up to play the game in the correct mental state and keep the same level of concentration going that we showed last week because the prize is the same; 2 points.


London will be a tough game for us.

Yes they had a good win last week at Wakefield and they will be looking to try and spoil our fun. We haven?t lost a game here and we have been playing well and London are quite capable, if we let them, of coming here and getting a result.

They have a great Australian mentality about them and the Aussie knows all about big games. We know all about them too and it should be an absorbing contest.

I am very happy with the way I have been playing this season, I am really enjoying things at Bradford and the more I enjoy playing the better I play.


Bulls have named a 19-man squad for the game with Leon Pryce, now free of suspension, replacing Aaron Smith. Squad is: Paul, Vaikona, Vainikolo, Reardon, Deacon, Hape, Pratt, Naylor, Gilmour, Lowes, Pryce, Vagana, Moore, Peacock, Anderson, Gartner, Forshaw, Radford, Parker


JAMES LOWES needs 6 points for a total of 400 for the Bulls. He has scored 95 tries, 6 goals and 2-drop goals for a total of 394 points.

LEON PRYCE remains the Bulls leading scorer this season with 13 tries in 13 appearances.

MICHAEL WITHERS has scored 90 tries in just 106 appearances for the club.

LESLEY VAINIKOLO needs 8 points for a total of 100 for the Bulls. He has scored 23 tries in 37 appearances

PAUL DEACON has kicked 84 goals from 105 attempts in all games for the Bulls this season for an average of 80%.

LEE RADFORD has kicked 8 goals from 9 attempts this season for an average of 88.88%