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In Bulls Eye this week, Brian Noble and Paul Anderson, look at Sunday's Tetley's Super League Round 17 clash at Belle Vue against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
IT?S AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THINGS RIGHT THIS WEEK?
There have been a lot of things said that are a bit off the mark but I just want the players to concentrate on playing well, which is something we have been on the verge of doing for a while and we need to get back on track.
It won?t be easy though to do that. If you look at our results there over the past few seasons you will see that we have struggled. No one who goes to Belle Vue has an easy ride. We need to be patient and we need to know that it?s going to be a tough game, which I think we do and anyone thinking that it?s going to be one way traffic is well.
They have some very good players, particularly in the halves, with Davies, Jeffries and Rooney in there and Adrian Vowles running their left side, so they will be barred up for what is an important game for them. We need to realise that if we give them an inch they will take a mile!
Our performance needs to be a bit better than it has been and if we manage that the two points will take care of themselves.
THIS GAME GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET BACK ON TRACK.
Some of us have had a nice distraction this week with the Origin game and some have been away for a few days but it?s back to bread and butter Rugby League this week and we need to play well to get a result at Wakefield. They have given us a few tough games over the past few years and they will be looking to put their season back on track as they have had a few poor results lately and they will fancy their chances against us.
Bulls have no major injury worries from the Origin games although Lee Gilmour has a sore back, Paul Anderson took a knock to his arm.
Bulls Squad: Pryce, Deacon, Reardon, Vaikona, Vagana, Vainikolo, Hape, Naylor, Lowes, Anderson, Peacock, Gartner, Radford, Parker, Forshaw, Pratt, Moore, Langley, Gilmour
LEON PRYCE, LESLEY VAINIKOLO AND ROBBIE PAUL are the Bulls leading scorers this season with 13 tries.
MICHAEL WITHERS has scored 90 tries in just 106 appearances for the club.
PAUL DEACON has kicked 100 goals from 124 attempts in all games for the Bulls this season for an average of 80.65%. He needs 12 points for a career total of 900.
LEE RADFORD has kicked 8 goals from 9 attempts this season for an average of 88.88%
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