Hunter-Paul confident despite Leigh’s big spending

It’s been difficult not to be impressed by Leigh’s recruitment ahead of 2016.

But despite the catalogue of big name signings arriving at LSV, Bradford Bulls chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul remains upbeat about the Bulls’ prospects this season.

“Leigh have obviously targeted half of Salford’s playing staff,” he told the Telegraph and Argus.

“For whatever reason, the coaching staff at Salford didn’t feel those players were the right fit whereas Leigh obviously feel that they are.”

Bradford’s recruitment has been lower-key, with Kris Welham, Ben Kavanagh and Kurt Haggerty the three most notable additions.

“We’re concentrating on building around what was successful for us last year and adding to that.

“That’s why you’ve seen the players who have come into the club and they have added to the key men such as Lee Gaskell, Danny Addy and Adam O’Brien who were already here.”

“We will see what happens when the season starts with all Leigh’s new recruits.

“We saw Leigh drop away quite heavily towards the end of last season and they peaked at probably the wrong time of the year.

“That’s why they have invested why they have but we’re happy with where we are at.”