“It’s a game that has captured the imagination,” he said.
“We expect a tough afternoon but we’re looking forward to it. Pre-season has been good, we’ve kept the nucleus of the squad together. We’re in good shape and enthusiastic. It will be a great game come what may.
Rowley has no injury worries and will be picking from a fully fit squad.
Bulls’ coach James Lowes shrugs off the favourites tag saying: “We’ll take each game week to week and if we don’t turn up with the right attitude then we’ll get beat. That’s the same in any league – Super League or Championship – so I’m not going to put any pressure on myself or the team by talking us up.
“We need to turn up with the right attitude to give everybody a game in this league.”