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In this the second Bulls Eye of the week, second row forward, Jamie Peacock and centre Scott Naylor look ahead to the biggest game Super League as first place Leeds Rhinos travel to second places Bradford Bulls with top spot on offer as first prize at Friday's clash at Odsal Stadium.
LEEDS WILL HAVE REVENGE ON THEIR MIND FROM THE CHALLENGE CUP DEFEAT.
I have no doubt about it and it will be at the front of their minds. I am sure Darryl Powell will have them fired up. It?s a big game anyway and with what happened in the Challenge Cup just adds to it this week.
As a Leeds born lad playing for Bradford this is always the biggest game for me without exception and it is the game I most want to play in. When you play Super League these games are the ones that are best. They are like mini cup finals in themselves.
Leeds have some very dangerous players in their line up. They have strength and speed in the backs, with Keith Senior and Mark Calderwood and Gary Connolly is playing very well and in the pack Dave Furner is going well for them. They are a quality side and we will have to play very well to defeat them.
LEEDS WILL BE VERY TOUGH OPPOSITION FOR US.
They will and I think that Challenge Cup Final defeat will be first and foremost in their minds. We played very well that day but we will have to be even better this time round. It?s a very big game, hopefully we will beat the crowd record and we can pick up the points.
We have trained very well this week. It has been very short, sharp and precise. We know what we have to do and there is no reason why we shouldn?t win if we play like we have trained.
These are the big games we all want to play in. The Wigan v Saints, Leeds V Bradford are very special. When you are a young kid just starting out in the game you watch the First Team play and these are the games you always watch because that?s what you want to achieve. When you make the First Team, you never get used to them and never take them for granted. They are too hard, too physical for that. I am really looking forward to it!
Bulls have named a 19 man squad for the game with Rob Parker declared fit this morning. Squad is: Paul, Vaikona, Vainikolo, Reardon, Deacon, Hape, Pratt, Naylor, Gilmour, Lowes, Smith, Vagana, Moore, Peacock, Anderson, Gartner, Forshaw, Radford, Parker
ROBBIE Paul needs 1 try for a career century of ties in Super League
LEON PRYCE has scored 13 tries in 12 appearances this season.
SCOTT NAYLOR?S try at Huddersfield last week was his 100th career try.
MICHAEL WITHERS has scored 90 tries in just 106 appearances for the club.
LEE RADFORD has kicked 80 goals from 9 attempts this season for an average of 88.88%
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