Time to look ahead to Sunday's decider! Rob Crosby has a full look at both teams and what to expect ...
20 hours ago
IT?S THE START OF A VERY DIFFICULT PERIOD AND HULL PRESENT A VERY DIFFICULT START TO THAT.
They are a very good team. Their Coach is crowing that they are Championship material and why shouldn?t he!! They are up there in the top three and winning some tight games by playing very well. They will pose a big threat to us,
They have Stephen Kearney starting for them this week. He is a very good player, you know; been there: done that! He has got the war wounds to the front so he is not going to go missing. He is a tough character with a great off load and a substantial go forward.
Paul Cook is in good form for them. He is scoring lots of tries so he is backing his ability close to the line and if you switch off against Richard Horne for one second, you get to talk about it under your own sticks. They have two great wingers in Blacklock and Rayner and a couple of good centres in Yeaman and Eagar too. Their pack is very functional and efficient and gets them forward and Thackray is playing on top of his game, so it?s going to be a tough day at the office.
YOU MUST BE HAPPY WITH THE WAY YOUR TEAM HAS RESPONDED AFTER A DIFFICULT START
HULL WILL POSE A BIG THREAT.
Yes they are playing well with a lot of confidence and for all the right reasons but if we get on our game we should be good enough to get the points.
Their half backs are playing well this season because they have been allowed to. All the right noises are coming from their camp and we need to make sure we are on our game. We still have a long way to go to where we want to be but we are improving each week and hopefully we can continue where we left off last week.
Paul Johnson has injured his shoulder and misses out. In keeping with the Squad Declaration Rules, the Bulls have named the following 18man squad:
Deacon, Ferres, Fielden, Harris, Cook, Langley, Lynch, Meyers, Parker, Paul, Peacock, Pratt, Pryce K, Pryce L, Radford, Reardon, Vagana, Vainikolo,
That means that either Matthew Cook or Brett Ferres will make their debut for the club
Paul Deacon will make his 200th appearance for the Bulls in this game. He has scored 48 tries, 579 goals and 15 Drop Goals for a point?s total of 1365.
Lesley Vainikolo, has now scored 81 tries in 86 appearances for the Bulls
Michael Withers needs two tries for a career century of touchdowns with the club. The Australian?s 98 tries have come in 136 matches
Lee Radford needs 4 points for 100 for the club. He has scored 18 tries and kicked 12 goals.
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