Super League
Sunday 23rd March 2014, 15:00
Super League - Round: 6
Super League

Round: 6  Official: R Hicks  Venue: KC Lightstream Stadium   

Hull Kingston Rovers

Hull Kingston Rovers

v

Bradford Bulls

Bradford Bulls

Head to Head

At Provident Stadium Last 8 Meetings Away from Home
LOST 18-44, 20/06/2014

WON 3

LOST 5

DRAW 0

LOST 16-0, 23/03/2014
WIN 34-12, 17/03/2013LOST 28-18, 02/06/2013
WIN 32-26, 10/08/2012WIN 24-36, 10/03/2012
LOST 8-34, 14/08/2011LOST 46-18, 15/05/2011

Stats over last 8 encounters

BULLS Hull Kingston Rovers
164 TOTAL POINTS 230
28 TOTAL TRIES 40
26 TOTAL GOALS 35

HEAD COACH FRANCIS CUMMINS LOOKS AHEAD TO SUNDAY’S TRIP TO HULL KINGSTON ROVERS
 

INTERVIEW

 

HEAD COACH Francis Cummins believes his side can apply pressure on their First Utility Super League rivals by halting a two-match losing streak this weekend.

 

Bradford Bulls tackle Hull Kingston Rovers on Sunday, from 3.00pm, and Cummins has received a major boost with news of Matty Blythe’s return to full fitness.

 

Victory would see the Bulls back onto zero points and the Provident Stadium chief is hopeful of success on Humberside.

 

He said: “Our immediate goal is to get back to zero points and we know that a win, this weekend, will up the pressure on the clubs placed just above us.

 

“The boys need to stick together for the next few weeks and then, hopefully, we will be smiling by the end of it.

 

“We have Anthony Mullally, Adam Sidlow and Matty Blythe all available for selection, which I believe will be crucial for us.

 

“We will look like a little bit more of a Super League team on Sunday and their presence also creates further competition for places amongst the players.”

 

The Bulls have suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of Hull FC and Huddersfield Giants.

 

And Cummins says the prevention of errors and greater concentration will prove key, as his men look to bounce back.

 

“We have to be better with the ball but we are very confident in what we are capable of,” he added.

 

“Hopefully, with the lads coming back in, we will be able to generate more quick play-the-balls and make the most of the field position gained.

 

“Hull KR are very strong at home, though, so we will need to hit our straps.

 

“We are taking confidence out of the things we are doing. We just need to avoid overplaying and take better control of our game.

 

“If we stick to what we believe in then things will happen for us. The focus is on the process of winning the next game.

 

“We cannot afford to burn out by concerning ourselves with the bigger picture.

 

“The players have to concern themselves on the small things because we have some real quality here.”

 

SQUAD NEWS

 

MATTY BLYTHE is in-line to make his first appearance of the 2014 campaign after being named in Bradford Bulls’ 19-man squad for Sunday’s First Utility Super League trip to Hull Kingston Rovers (kick-off 3.00pm).

 

The 25-year-old has spent three months on the sidelines, recovering from a hand injury sustained late last year.

 

But Blythe looks set to feature on Humberside this weekend, along with front-rower Anthony Mullally who was unable to feature against parent club Huddersfield Giants last time out.

 

Sam Wood replaces Alex Mellor in head coach Francis Cummins’ preliminary squad, with Blythe coming in for injured winger Luke George and Mullally taking suspended forward Chev Walker’s spot.

 

Bradford Bulls' 19-man squad to face Hull Kingston Rovers: Danny Addy, Matty Blythe, Danny Bridge, Matt Diskin, James Donaldson, Jamie Foster, Luke Gale, Elliot Kear, Brett Kearney, Adam Henry, Adam O’Brien, Manase Manuokafoa, Anthony Mullally, Tom Olbison, Adrian Purtell, Oliver Roberts, Liam Sutcliffe, Adam Sidlow, Sam Wood.

 
MILESTONES 

 

- Matt Diskin requires only two points for a career total of 250.

- Jamie Foster requires eight points for a Bulls total of 200.

- If selected, Danny Addy will make his 34th consecutive Super League appearance for the club.
 

HEAD-TO-HEAD (A SUPER LEAGUE SUMMARY) 

 

WINS: Bradford Bulls 8-6 Hull Kingston Rovers

DRAWS: 1

Hull KR Highest Score: 49-24 (H, 2010) (Widest margin: 46-18, H, 2011)

Bradford Highest Score: 52-22 (H, 2007) (Widest margin: 40-4, H, 2010)

 

TICKETS

 

Tickets for the clash are still available, though supporters are advised to hurry in order to make savings on match tickets.

 

Admission is priced at £23 (adults), £16 (concessions & students) and £12 (juniors aged 5-16) – but prices will rise on Sunday.

 

So to book – and SAVE – call us TODAY on 08448 711 490. Alternatively, get in touch via e-mail by CLICKING HERE.

 

DON'T MISS A SINGLE PLAY IN 2014!

THE MOMENT THE SEASON THE BULLS

Bulls 19-Man Squad

  • Danny Addy
  • Matty Blythe
  • Danny Bridge
  • Matt Diskin
  • James Donaldson
  • Jamie Foster
  • Luke Gale
  • Elliot Kear
  • Brett Kearney
  • Adam Henry
  • Adam O’Brien
  • Manase Manuokfoa
  • Anthony Mullally
  • Tom Olbison
  • Adrian Purtell
  • Oliver Roberts
  • Liam Sutcliffe
  • Adam Sidlow
  • Sam Wood

 

Hull Kingston Rovers 19-Man Squad

  • Travis Burns
  • Keal Carlile
  • Omari Caro
  • Ben Cockayne
  • Neville Costigan
  • Jordan Cox
  • Greg Eden
  • Ade Gardner
  • James Green
  • Josh Hodgson
  • Graeme Horne
  • Kris Keating
  • Jamie Langley
  • Kevin Larroyer
  • Justin Poore
  • Liam Salter
  • Adam Walker
  • Kris Welham
  • Michael Weyman