Bulls Eye: Bradford v Castleford
In Bulls Eye this week, Bradford Coach Mick Potter looks ahead to the Bulls first taste of Monday Night Football as Castleford Tigers visit Odsal for the Stobart Super League Round 16 game.by NRL
In Bulls Eye this week, Bradford Coach Mick Potter looks ahead to the Bulls first taste of Monday Night Football as Castleford Tigers visit Odsal for the Stobart Super League Round 16 game.
WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING FROM CASTLEFORD?
"They have had a bit of an injury crisis themselves, with their Hookers and they have had to move people about in different positions. Most of their play goes through their halves; Danny Orr and Rangi Chase and they are the guys to be watched and ultimately all the big plays go through them. They have a good pack of forwards that test your line. They run good lines and keep coming at you and then you have Huby with his offloads. They have a good mix up front and a couple of good outside backs that can score tries."
IAN MILLWARD HAS BEEN TRYING TO TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF RANGI CHASE?
"He has and I can understand that. There are twelve other players on the field and if every single big play goes through Rangi then it makes them a bit predictable. Danny Orr is a good foil for him and having him there and it gives them a sort of 'double-barrel.'
At least the conditions will be better than last time; we won't have to clear the snow off the pitch. I am looking forward to playing it in good conditions and we should have good open game.
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO GET THE WIN, PARTICULARLY IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY?
"If you lose the previous week it makes it more important to get a win. The two points can slip through your fingers very quickly, so we need to grasp those. If we lose another couple we will slip further out of the eight - I think we are in ninth at the moment - and we want to get back in there and hold our place.
Mick Potter will name his Squad on Saturday but will be without Adrian Purtell, Chev Walker, Matt Diskin, Elliot Kear and Craig Kopczak. Ian Sibbit is fit to return and could feature as could Adam O'Brien
CHEV WALKER needs 2 Tries for a career total of 100. He has scored 98 Tries for Leeds, Hull KR, Gt Britain, England and Bradford Bulls.
BEN JEFFRIES needs one try to reach 100 club touchdowns whilst in the British game. Jeffries is in his second spell (2008-2009 & 2011-2012) with the Bulls and has scored 22 tries for the club. He has also touched down 77 times for Wakefield (2003-2007 & 2010-2011).
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