Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
3 days ago
WARRINGTON CAN?T MAKE THE PLAY OFF?S NOW.
They can?t but they will be wanting to end their season on a high and they will see our visit there, as Champions, as a tremendous opportunity to show their fans they mean business for next season. They have signed a couple of our players for next year and they will be looking to impress their new recruits. Other players will want to show them that their places are not up for grabs, so it will be a difficult game for us.
THEY PLAYED VERY WELL LAST WEEK
I watched their game against St Helens and they should have won. They outscored them on the try front and they really knocked St Helens about. They have some very dangerous players in their line up who have played very well against us already this season. Lee Briers kicked us to death when we went there in April and we can?t afford to let him have that amount of room or he will be doing it again. He forms a very good half back pairing with Nathan Wood. Nathan is a very good support player with plenty of pace and he is the master of the interception. Grose and Appo play well in their backline and Lima and Hilton take them forward. They have good options too at Hooker with Clarke and Gleeson and Wainwright is dangerous with the ball in his hands. Mike Forshaw has only a couple of games left in his career and he will be looking to finish off with a bang. He has been a great player and we know all about his ability, so we will have to be on our guard.
THE SECOND SPOT IN THE TABLE IS IN YOUR OWN HANDS, HOW IMPORTANT IS IT?
Well if you can?t get first them second is next the best option. It gives you a week off and another option in the Play Off?s and it could get you to the Grand Final after playing only one game, so it is very important. We want that spot and we know what we have to do but we have two very tough games against high quality opposition coming up and we need to focus on one game at a time and we will be focusing on Warrington this week.
TEAM NEWS :
The Bulls have added fit again Paul Johnson to the side that defeated London Broncos last week.
Reardon, Withers, Vagana, Johnson, Vainikolo, Harris, Pratt, Pryce, Paul, Swann, Radford, Hape, Deacon, Parker, Langley, Fielden, Peacock, Moore
Lesley Vainikolo, has now scored 72 tries in 78 appearances for the Bulls
Paul Deacon has kicked 108 goals from 136 attempts for an average of 79.41%
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