Bulls Eye - Round 18

In Bulls Eye this week, coach Brian Noble looks ahead to Sunday's engage Super League Round 18 game at Odsal when the Vikings take on the Bulls looking for a Super League double.

BRIAN NOBLE

LAST WEEK?S GAME AGAINST HUDDERSFIELD SAW THE BULLS PLAY MORE LIKE THEY CAN

If by that you mean defensively strong, then yes we did but I feel there is still a lot of room for improvement in what we do with the ball. We dominated at the Galpharm for long periods but they were able to put pressure on our line simply through our own indiscretions, like losing the ball early in the tackle count and giving away penalties. Once we cut out those errors then we will improve rapidly.

I though our defence was very strong and there was an eagerness to get up and make the tackle, which obviously wasn?t the case the previous week but we have to go out and do that every week from now on and keep improving with the ball in our hands. If we do that then I am confident we can have a big say in matters at the end of the season.

WIDNES HAVE STARTED TO IMPROVE IN RECENT WEEKS AND THEY HAVE BEATEN US ALREADY THIS YEAR.

I think they have gone very well and their recent record is as good as anyone?s outside the top two. They have a big pack that gets them forward and they have some talented people, like Millard and Craigie and they have just re-signed Jools O?Neill who will give them plenty more attacking options. They work hard for each other and get in your face when they defend. They like to bash sides about and physically intimidate them. On attack they have plenty of runners and their quality players can carve out openings for them. Stankevich off loads well for them and Matthew Whittaker is a big threat. They have beaten us already this season so they won?t lack confidence against us but it is in our hands. We need to play tough and smart and if we do that we should be OK.

SQUAD

Brian Noble has named the following 20 man squad for the game: Ferres, Deacon, Cook, Fielden, I Harris, B Harris, Withers, Johnson, Lynch, Parker, Paul, Peacock, Pratt, Langley, Pryce K, Radford, Reardon, Vagana, Atkins, Smith

MILESTONES

PAUL DEACON has scored 92 goals from 120 attempts for an average of 76.67%

IESTYN HARRIS needs 2 points for a career total 2200

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