Bulls out to make a Challenge Cup statement

Bradford Bulls are aiming to prove they are a team to be taken seriously in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and their push for promotion to the First Utility Super League when they take on Hull Kingston Rovers at Provident Stadium on Sunday (3.00pm)

The Kingstone Press Championship side convincingly beat Workington Town in the last round of the Cup and are now keen to prove themselves against Super League opposition.

Bulls’ winger Etu Uaisele says this is the biggest game of the season so far for James Lowes’ men.

“We are all excited about Sunday, it’s a really big game for us,” said Uaisele.

“We are preparing well and are as in as good a place as any to win this game.

“We are up at the top of table in the Championship and that’s where we want to be but this is a massive game for us, we have to play our best.”

Hull KR currently sit seventh in the First Utility Super League after a great start to the season beating teams such as St Helens and Wigan Warriors. The Robins’ new recruit, Josh Mantellato is the league’s top point-scorer showing that Bradford’s opposition pose a real threat.

Former Penrith Panthers and Featherstone Rovers player Uaisele says that the team want to send out a warning message to the Super League teams as well as maintaining the club’s rich history with the Cup.

“I’ve seen a few of Hull KR’s games and they are a good team, they have some stand-out players and it is going to be a really tough game,” said Uaisele.

“The club as a whole are aiming to be back in Super League next year and this is our chance to put down a bench mark. If we can play well and win this game it will show everyone that we are serious contenders.

“The Cup means a lot to this club, there’s a lot of history. We just want to go out there and get through to next round. “

Tickets for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round tie, Bradford Bulls v Hull KR at The Provident Stadium on Sunday April 19 (3.00pm) cost from £15 for adults, £10 for concessions and £3 for children.