19th April 2017, 12:26
THOMAS HAS HIS EYES ON SUMMER BASH VICTORY
BRADFORD Bulls take on Championship new-boys, Hull Kingstone Rovers in the 2017 Summer Bash at Bloomfield Road in Blackpool. The Bulls are preparing for the highly anticipated contest on 27th May.
LAST year’s Summer Bash hosted one of the most exciting games of the 2016 season, as the Bradford Bulls battled with Leigh Centurions, losing out in the final minute.
Thomas was at the heart of Bradford’s final attack of the game that almost saw his side leave as victors. The utility back’s grubber kick into the back field forced centurions to knock the ball out of play, leading to Bradford’s final try.
Thomas’ kicking game has been vital to the Bulls success this year, achieving one of the highest kicking completion rates in the league thus far.
The London born utility back has full intentions to fulfil an important role at the Bash this year: “Personally, I’m felling positive about this season so far. I’ve had a lot more of an opportunity in certain positions, hopefully I can just keep going on a good run of games.”
Oscar has had his eyes on the Summer Bash since January as it marks one of the most imperative games of the year.
“From the start of the year you tend to pencil this event in as one of the biggest of the season. The atmosphere and the event is brilliant, it’s something for everyone to look forward to. I’ve had my eye on it since the start of the season, a lot of the boys have.
“Because we’re playing against Hull KR there’s, going to be two huge crowds as both sides have great following support. I’m looking forward to it and hopefully we can get the result for our people.
“Last year I was fortunate enough experience it against Leigh. I know that our crowd packed out the away end and Leigh did their part. We are expecting Hull KR to do the same but hopefully Bradford can fill the stands this year.
“The boys need the fans support more than anything this year. Unless you are a player then you can’t explain the feeling when those fans get behind you, they give you that extra push.”
Bradford Bulls face Hull Kingstone Rovers in one of the most highly anticipated games of the Championship calendar. The Bulls first fixture of the season, since reforming in January, saw the new side visit KCOM Craven Park, losing by 54 points to 24.
“The first week of the season we weren’t up to scratch if we look at it honestly. We let in too many easy tries, but this time I know I will be much different. We’ve got higher confidence and we have grown more as a team, we have learnt a lot, it’ll be a much closer result this time around.
“It is a different situation that we are in, but it happens to every team where players come and go. I think that we are building confidence as a team.
“I think that we have a bunch of boys that have been through a lot of hardship, that doesn’t put us down, it builds us up. We are much stronger team now. We have come out of the back end of it, much more positive and we are beginning to get the results. We are gaining momentum in the league and hopefully we can get the result in Blackpool, we are feeling much more positive.
Support your side as the Bulls take on Hull Kingstone Rovers at the Summer Bash in Blackpool on the 27th of May. Purchase your tickets at the club shop today.
The Bulls have one of the largest followings in the Championship at the Summer Bash, support your club and help push the team to victory!
Season ticket holders - weekend pass ticket: £15
Regular - weekend ticket: £30
Season ticket - Saturday pass: £10
Regular - Saturday pass: £20
Please note these are unreserved seating prices.