Bradford boss John Kear took some of the blame for their loss to Halifax at the Summer Bash, admitting that he shouldn’t have named a near-unchanged side.
Simon Grix’s side stunned the four-time Super League winners, coming from 14-12 down to seal victory, and Kear admits that fatigue could’ve played its part given the heavy workload his players had endured.
“Perhaps I should have rotated the squad a little more but, I wanted to reward the players that played so well against Leeds,” Kear said. “Perhaps that was an occasion where my instinct took over my rational.
“We got sucked into a certain type of game. It was very stop-start. We’ve got to learn quickly as next week we have a very tough game against Featherstone.
“We’ll have the luxury of an eight day turn around; hopefully we’ll be energised for the full 80 minutes.”