Tetley's Challenge Cup preview: Rochdale Hornets v Bradford Bulls

Last updated: 21st April 2013  

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The Rochdale Hornets host Super League side Bradford Bulls at Spotland on Sunday in the fourth round of the Tetley's Challenge Cup.

John Stankevitch's Hornets enter the clash having won four of their last six outings as they look to cause a major upset in front of their own fans.

Bradford welcome Jamie Foster and John Bateman back into the match-day squad following spells out with injury. Neither have featured since Easter Monday when they picked up ankle and groin injuries respectively.

They are joined in the 19-man squad by Bulls Academy captain Sam Wood and hooker Adam O'Brien.

Bulls coach Francis Cummins has, however, opted to leave Matt Diskin, Brett Kearney, Nick Scruton and Elliot Kear out for their trip across the Pennines.

Bradford will be looking to get back to winning ways having won just two of their last five outings while the Hornets enter Sunday's clash off the back of three successive victories.

"It's the tradition. Everything that is part of that - the history, the Final and the fact that Wembley is such a great Stadium," Cummins told Bradford's offical website.

"I think it's the day when the sport does get the recognition nationally and it's something everyone wants to be part of."

The Hornets are holders of the record score in a Challenge Cup match when they beat Illingworth 120-4 back in 2005.

Bradford: Donaldson, Sidlow, Langley, Manuokafoa, Gale, O'Brien, Wood, Bateman, L'Estrange, Purtell, Lulia, Whitehead, Foster, Sammut, Addy, Olbison, Walker, Evans, Platt.

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