Smith pleased with Bulls spirit

Bradford coach Rohan Smith was pleased with the spirit his side showed in defence against Swinton at the weekend.

The Bulls won 46-28, and played much of the game with 12-men, after Kurt Haggerty was sent off after a fight.

“We played hard, stuck our shoulders in and looked like we were enjoying our defence,” Smith told his club’s official website.

“All five (Swinton) tries came with less than 13 men on the field, so it’s hard to gauge because you don’t practice for those things.

“We made some adjustments, so we could do our best with a man short.

“Overall, I thought we tackled really well throughout the game, but probably didn’t defend great.”

Smith felt his team were comfortable in victory, despite the adversity of being reduced to 12.

“I didn’t know what to make of it,” he said.

“We were comfortable for large parts, but there was a patch where it got close.

“But I thought we were comfortably the better side against a team that really fired some bullets at us.”

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