PREVIEW 🔍 Robert Crosby looks at what to expect in Sunday night's second State of Origin clash.
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In this week's Bulls Eye, Coach Brian Noble and Leon Pryce look ahead to Friday's Tetley?S Super League Round 8 clash at the JJB when Challenge Cup winners Bradford Bulls take on Wigan Warriors.
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WILL IT BE DIFFICULT TO GET THE PLAYERS BACK DOWN TO EARTH FOLLOWING THE CHALLENGE CUP VICTORY?
A little but the reality is we have a campaign now to get to where we want to go to. There is a prize at the end of it and to get that we are going to have to focus on it week in and week out now and it starts here this week against Wigan.
Wigan have a few people back and their camp will be enthused by their great result against St Helens and we know we are in for a tough game. I am looking for a competent performance this week and if we do that I am confident we can win.
We have a few bumps and bruises but we are not as bad as I though we would be. I have added Richard Moore and Aaron Smith to the Final team but Jamie Langley has torn his calf muscle and Michael Withers and Stuart Fielden are definitely out
YOU WILL NEED TO GET YOU FEET BACK FIRMLY ON THE GROUND AFTER LAST WEEK.
We will because it will be a tough game, particularly with it being at the JJB. We played them in the Semi Final a couple of weeks ago and they played really well. Since then they have had a great win over St Helens and they will be looking to see if we have nay hangovers from the Final last week. They will have a few players returning for injury but whoever they put out it is Wigan and they are all quality players, as they showed in the Semi Final and against Saints.
We know what we have to do and, when we trained on Tuesday, everyone looked to have got it out of their system. We have to focus on the Super League now and concentrate on getting the 2 points that will keep us on course for the Play Offs.
Bulls have named the 17 players on duty at Cardiff plus Richard Moore and Aaron Smith. Jamie Langley, Michael Withers and Stuart Fielden all miss the game.
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
SCOTT NAYLOR needs just 1 try for a career total of 100 and 400 points.
DANIEL GARTNER needs 4 points for a total of 100 for the Bulls. He has scored 23 tries
MICHAEL WITHERS needs 6 points for career total of 400 in British Rugby League. He has scored 94 tries 8 goals and 2-drop goals for a total of 394 points.
PAUL DEACON has kicked 65 goals from 79 attempts in all games for the Bulls this season for an average of 82.27%.
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