Lowes says Bradford need to be better despite victory

Bradford Bulls head coach James Lowes has insisted that despite recording a third straight victory at the start of the new Championship season, his team need to improve.

The Bulls beat the Lions 48-16 to extend their unbeaten start to the new season, moving to the top of the league in the process – but Lowes would still like to see more from his team.

He believes that his side were guilty of trying too hard on occasions, but admitted that there were spells where they caught his eye.

“We need to be a lot better than what we were. I thought we were a little bit slow with ball in hand; we had spells in the game where we did what we’d practiced, and we looked good,” he said.

“When we went away from that we got really sloppy with the ball, loose in the carry and afford them some really cheap turnovers, and allowed Swinton to get some energy back in their game.

“We’ve said to the lads that they tried too hard to find something.”