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Bradford

  • Kearney, Purtell, Lulia (2),
    Goals: Foster (3),
22 - 23

Catalan Dragons

  • Webb, Fakir, Henderson, Pala,
    Goals: Bosc (3),
    Drop goals: Bosc,
  • Super League
  • 11th Aug 2013
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 7,850

Super League preview: Bradford Bulls v Catalan Dragons

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Brent Webb Catalan Dragons Super League 2013

Brent Webb will make a welcome return to Super League action after a lengthy spell out through injury

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Bulls coach Francis Cummins had his hand forced with hooker Adam O'Brien picking up an injury

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Bradford Bulls welcome Catalan Dragons to Odsal on Sunday as the Super League season enters the closing stages.

The Bulls come into the clash following back-to-back wins which have seen them climb into ninth position following a run of six successive defeats.

Last week saw the Bulls edge out Wakefield Wildcats 26-24 at Belle Vue and coach Francis Cummins makes just one change to the squad which prevailed.

An injury to hooker Adam O'Brien has forced the hand of Cummins, who opts for Michael Platt as cover in the 19-man squad.

Massive

A hit-and-miss 2013 campaign means the Bulls must win all of their remaining fixtures if they are to have any chance of making the play-offs, a prospect which Cummins relishes.

"To get there would be a massive achievement," he told the club's official site.

"The club has not been there since 2008 and with what went on last year, with the administration and how late we put the squad together, it would be tremendous."

Meanwhile Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous welcomes back four key players as they continue to progress up the Super League standings.

Returns

Both Remi Casty and Julian Bousquet slot straight into the 19-man travelling party following their suspensions.

Brent Webb and Olivier Elima also make timely returns after months on the sidelines with severe injuries.

Frayssinous will be without Zeb Taia after his three-match ban was upheld by the RFL panel earlier in the week and Daryl Millard also misses out having sustained an injury during last weekend's 26-6 defeat to St Helens.

The Dragons will hope they can regain form when they make the trip to West Yorkshire having only won one of their last five outings.

Bulls:,/b> Donaldson, Langley, Walker, Kearney, Gale, Kear, Scruton, Wood, L'Estrange, Platt, Lulia, Purtell, Olbison, Manuokafoa, Addy, Foster, Diskin, Sammut, Evans.

Dragons: Webb, Blanch, Pryce, Bosc, Elima, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Mounis, Barthau, Maria, Pelissier, Larroyer, Pala, Bousquet, Fakir, Paea, Duport, Whitehead.

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2 Wigan Warriors 24 33
3 Leeds Rhinos 24 32
4 Warrington Wolves 24 32
5 Castleford Tigers 24 32
6 Huddersfield Giants 24 32
7 Catalan Dragons 24 23
8 Widnes Vikings 24 23
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12 Hull FC 24 18
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