3rd March 2014

FRANCIS CUMMINS has paid tribute to his Bradford Bulls following yesterday’s victory over London Broncos.

The Provident Stadium chief saw his side run out 25-12 winners at The Provident Stadium, moving them onto minus-two points on the First Utility Super League ladder.

And Cummins had nothing but praise for his player, after a testing week off the field.

He said: “I have said it before – they are champions. I cannot speak highly enough of the players, they found a way to win.

“There are a lot of distractions for us at the moment, but we are working hard and we showed that again today.

“We have got a lot of young men who are building their careers, they have had to deal with adversity and distraction off the field.

“But while we are training at Tong and, while we can just concentrate, then we are going to do alright.

“My concern is always those lads in that changing room and those young players.

“My job is that whatever scenario is thrown at us is that I get the best out of those players, you have to roll your sleeves up and get on with it.

“You have to keep dusting yourself off because the only alternative you have is to give in and we don’t have people that give in at this club and while we have something worth fighting for then we will carry on.”

The Bulls head coach spoke highly of man of the match Anthony Mullally and rising talents James Donaldson and Tom Olbison for their performances during Sunday’s win.

Mullally was a star performer off the bench, along with Olbison, while loose forward Donaldson played a key role in securing a much-needed victory.

“James and Tom have been doing really well for us recently and they are home grown players, which shows that what the club has invested in the past has paid off,” added Cummins.

“Anthony has done really well for us and that is exactly what we needed. We could probably do with one or two more like him.

“He has got a good engine on him for such a young man, so we are able to give him Super League experience, which has benefited him and us.”