Bradford Bulls’ head coach, Lee Greenwood, addressed the media today ahead of their upcoming match against Newcastle Thunder at Kingston Park. The Bulls, buoyed by their recent 42-18 victory over local rivals Keighley Cougars, will look to extend their winning streak with another strong performance.
In their previous outing, Bradford displayed their dominance by scoring an impressive 34 unanswered points against Keighley, securing a comfortable win. Meanwhile, Newcastle Thunder experienced a narrow defeat, coming close to a remarkable comeback against the high-flying Sheffield Eagles but ultimately falling short with a 38-32 scoreline.
Despite the short turnaround between matches, Greenwood expressed his belief that Chris Thorman’s Newcastle side would enter the clash with confidence, posing a genuine threat to the Bulls’ winning momentum.
Acknowledging the unusual circumstances leading up to the match, Greenwood emphasised the need to make the most of the limited training time. “It hasn’t been a normal training week where we normally get the three sessions in, so you have to be smart with what you know, whilst knowing what you have got to improve on, and we feel like we have done that,” explained Greenwood, who is proudly sponsored by J & B Coaches.
The Bulls’ coach also highlighted the team’s three weeks of consistent effort and intensity during training, which translated into an improved performance against Keighley. Greenwood stressed the importance of maintaining this level of play over an extended period, mentioning that winning three games in a row in the Championship can be a challenging task.
Referring to Newcastle Thunder’s recent match against Sheffield Eagles, Greenwood acknowledged their impressive performance and highlighted their near miss in the late stages of the game. He recognised Newcastle’s determination to secure a victory, especially with a large crowd expected at Kingston Park, eager to witness Rugby League action on the eve of Magic Weekend.
Reflecting on the significance of the upcoming match for Newcastle, Greenwood said, “I know how much this game will mean to them for lots of reasons, it is going to have a big game feel about it, and we need to go up there and upset a few and make sure it’s not our own fans that are upset.”
As the Bulls prepare to face Newcastle Thunder, the highly competitive nature of the Championship has not escaped Greenwood’s attention. He recognises the importance of approaching each match with utmost determination and focus, understanding that every team poses a unique challenge.
With the clash between Bradford Bulls and Newcastle Thunder set to take place at Kingston Park tomorrow, both sides will be eager to claim victory. Rugby League fans can anticipate an intense and closely contested match as the Bulls look to maintain their winning form while Newcastle seeks to bounce back and secure a crucial win on their home turf.