On-loan Bradford centre Joe Arundel believes the Bulls may not have been relegated if Francis Cummins had been replaced by James Lowes earlier in the season.
Cummins was relieved of his duties on June 16, with club legend Lowes named as his replacement just over a week later. Since his arrival, the Bulls have improved significantly and have won their last three games.
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“Jimmy has brought a lot to our game and training has been harder with a real intensity to it,” Arundel, who is returning to parent club Hull FC at the end of the season, told the T&A.
“We are showing that intensity in games – when someone makes a break, we’ve got five or six players chasing back ready to go.
“We’ve always had a good team here and we will never know where we might be if Jimmy had come in earlier.
“He has definitely changed something about us and we are playing well, which bodes well for the rest of this season and, indeed, next season.”