Kingstone Press Championship Preview: Bradford Bulls v Whitehaven

Bradford Bulls coach James Lowes was not happy with last Sunday’s game against Leigh Centurions.

“I was bitterly disappointed with the way in which we threw away a 20-point advantage last Sunday against Leigh,” said Lowes,

“But it is my job to ensure that it does not happen again. In the first half we played some really good rugby and were good value for our half-time lead.

“After half-time, I felt we went away from our game plan and that was the most disappointing aspect of the game. Had we stuck to it, then we would have probably come away with the two points.

“We need to respond in a positive manner against Whitehaven on Sunday, who will come hoping to impress after a difficult opening game against Halifax.”

James Coyle, who along with Brett Seymour has taken over the coaching reins at Whitehaven says: “It’s going to be a big ask but we’re going to go down there and try to put on a good show.

“We can get a lot better; there’s a lot of improvement to be done and there are signs that things we’ve been working on are coming good. If we improve each week we won’t be far off.”

Whitehaven reported a clean bill of health after last week’s game and the two players on loan from Widnes Vikings will probably feature again this week.

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