9th October 2018, 22:27
HITCHCOX SALUTES FANS IN GRAND FINAL TRIUMPH
Jy Hitchcox says the potential in this crop of Bulls stars is there for all to see after Sunday’s play-off final triumph – with the winger paying tribute to the ‘18th men’ on the terraces.
The Australian winger arrived at Odsal Stadium back in April, before putting pen-to-paper on a season-long loan deal in July to become a Bull until the end of the 2018 campaign.
A former NRL star, the 29-year-old is renowned for his try-scoring prowess and he has brought that form into the red, amber and black, scoring hat-tricks against both West Wales Raiders and most recently, Workington Town.
Having returned from a back injury just in time to play a part in John Kear’s side’s ‘Charge To Championship’, Hitchcox has spoken of his delight at bringing silverware back to the club.
“Anytime I switched on the TV it was the Bradford Bulls winning things and going places so it nice to have helped the boys today start to pull the club back in the right direction,” said Hitchcox, who is sponsored by 39 Steps Consulting.
“We stuck to the structures John had set for us and you can see the potential of the team across the board and the performance and result reflected that.
“These games are tough mentally and we had to dig in at times but we dug deep and came away with the win which is all that matters.
“It is always good to score and I am happy to have contributed since I have come to the club but Sunday was all about the team and it was a very good team performance.
“This is a great club, it is still a very passionate club and you only had to look in the stands to see the level of support, these are paying fans week in, week out.
“The desire still burns in the heart of everyone here at the club and they were massive for us again on Sunday, they helped carry us home.”