Nielsen excited by electric Million Pound atmosphere

Bradford threequarter Dane Nielsen is relishing the chance to play in a crucial and defining game for the Bulls.

The Bradford squad travel across West Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon for the Million Pound Game clash with Wakefield Wildcats.

Whoever wins the game will be in Super League next season, something that Nielsen is determined achieve.

“For me, personally, it’s exciting,” he told Love Rugby League.

“It’s a new concept. I’ve been lucky enough to be involved with some really huge games in Australia, but this is completely different to that.

“I think the best way to look at it is an opportunity to get back into Super League where the Bulls deserve to be.

“There’s going to be nerves, but a lot of boys will be excited as well.

“For the majority of the boys it’s the biggest game they’ve ever been part of.

“For some, it could be the biggest game of their careers.

“We’re preparing as well as we can to get the win.”

The proximity of the crowd to the pitch at Belle Vue is also something which Nielsen is relishing.

His previous experience of British crowds means that he is looking forward to the passionate atmosphere which will be generated in the stadium.

“I’ve played three games over here before I came over to Bradford, World Club Challenges and that,” he said.

“Even in trial games, we played Halifax one time and Harlequins one time, and there were maybe five or six thousand there, and it sounded like triple that.

“That’s what I love about the atmosphere over here – the fans are really close to the game.

“In Australia, there is a couple of grounds like that, but not all of them.

“It seems like the crowd are right on top of you. It can be daunting, but I like it like that.

“It’s exciting. There might be only 7000 there, but it will sound like 30,000.

“Hopefully that will drive on the boys. It’s going to be a huge occasion.”

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