Super League
Friday 7th March 2014, 20:00
Super League - Round: 4
Super League

Round: 4  Official: P Bentham  Venue: Kingston Communications Stadium   

Hull FC

Hull FC

v

Bradford Bulls

Bradford Bulls

Head to Head

At Provident Stadium Last 8 Meetings Away from Home
WIN 34-28, 17/08/2014

WON 2

LOST 6

DRAW 0

LOST 44-16, 07/03/2014
WIN 19-12, 19/07/2013LOST 28-12, 10/02/2013
LOST 6-70, 01/09/2012LOST 24-18, 30/03/2012
LOST 14-28, 19/06/2011LOST 34-24, 08/04/2011

Stats over last 8 encounters

BULLS Hull FC
143 TOTAL POINTS 268
25 TOTAL TRIES 48
21 TOTAL GOALS 38

COACH FRANCIS CUMMINS LOOKS AHEAD TO TOMORROW EVENING'S TRIP TO HULL FC

INTERVIEW

Q: It has been a short turnaround from the victory against London Broncos, how have preparations gone for tomorrow’s big game?

 
A: We had a bit of a team run-through on Wednesday morning, including the new boys, and it went really well. But it has been even better today (Thursday) and I am pleased with the way the squad is shaping up ahead of what is another huge game for us.
 
Q: This is probably the Bulls’ biggest game of the season so far. Given the fact that a win would get us back to zero points, does that provide any added motivation?
 
A: The potential outcome is a great one. All of our recent games have been hugely important, though, mainly for our own morale. We are still working to address our goals, but we are motivated by the fact that – a week and a half after going into administration – we could be back on an even keel. It will put pressure on the other clubs then.
 
Q: Has there been much talk in camp about the chance of getting back to zero points?
 
A: We talked about it a lot last week, but it hasn’t really come up in the last few days. Our focus is on improving the things we are doing on the pitch rather than worrying about emotion and what not.
 
Q: How would you describe the mood in camp?
 
A: Going into this game with two successive victories under our belts has certainly improved our chances of success against Hull FC. Being two from two, in our last two, is obviously a lot better than being none from two. We haven’t found an easy way of winning yet, we are winning ugly, but that will improve.
 
Q: With two new signings on board and in the 19-man squad for tomorrow’s game, how much of an impact do you feel they can have?
 
A: First of all, I would like to thank both Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors for their assistance over the past few days. We are delighted to have Liam Sutcliffe and Greg Burke on board, we believe the pair of them will make a huge impact during their time here. Both of them are in contention for tomorrow’s (Friday’s) trip to Hull FC and they appear very excited about the challenge ahead of them.
 
SQUAD NEWS
 
NEW SIGNINGS Liam Sutcliffe and Greg Burke are both in-line to make their Bradford Bulls debuts, after being included in head coach Francis Cummins’ 19-man squad for Friday night’s trip to Hull FC.
 
Stand-off Sutcliffe and front-rower Burke have this week arrived on short-term loan deals, joining from Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors respectively.
 
And the pair go straight into contention for First Utility Super League action, replacing three-quarter Luke George – who misses out with concussion – and Nick Scruton, who left the club last week, in the Bulls’ 19-man squad.
 
Bradford Bulls' 19-man squad to face Hull FC on Friday, March 7 (kick-off 8pm): Danny Addy, Danny Bridge, Greg Burke, Matt Diskin, James Donaldson, Jamie Foster, Luke Gale, Adam Henry, Elliot Kear, Brett Kearney, Manase Manuokafoa , Anthony Mullally, Adam O’Brien, Tom Olbison,
Adrian Purtell, Oliver Roberts, Adam Sidlow, Liam Sutcliffe, Chev Walker.
 
MILESTONES 
 
Bradford Bulls forward Danny Addy, if selected, will make his 33rd-consecutive appearance on Friday night.
 
HEAD-TO-HEAD (A SUPER LEAGUE SUMMARY) 
 
Hull FC have won 14 games (includes win in 2006 play-offs)
Bradford have won 26 game (includes win in 2005 play-offs)
The pair have played out two draws
Hull FC highest score: 70-6 (A, 2012) (also widest margin)
Bradford highest score: 71-0 (H, 2005) (also widest margin)

Bulls 19-Man Squad

  • Danny Addy
  • Danny Bridge
  • Greg Burke
  • Matt Diskin
  • James Donaldson
  • Jamie Foster
  • Luke Gale
  • Adam Henry
  • Elliot Kear
  • Brett Kearney
  • Manase Manuokafoa
  • Anthony Mullally
  • Adam O’Brien
  • Tom Olbison
  • Adrian Purtell
  • Oliver Roberts
  • Adam Sidlow
  • Liam Sutcliffe
  • Chev Walker

 

Hull FC 19-Man Squad

  • Josh Bowden
  • Ben Crooks
  • Gareth Ellis
  • Aaron Heremaia
  • Richard Horne
  • Danny Houghton
  • Tom Lineham
  • Jacob Miller
  • Mickey Paea
  • Feka Paleaaesina
  • Jordan Rankin
  • Jamie Shaul
  • Fetuli Talanoa
  • Jordan Thompson
  • Chris Tuson
  • Liam Watts
  • Joe Westerman
  • Richard Whiting
  • Kirk Yeaman