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  • Fakir, Gale (2), Olbison, Henry,
    Goals: Gale (5),
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  • Pomeroy, Duport, Whitehead, Bosquet, Escare,
    Goals: Williams (6),
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Super League: Bradford Bulls v Catalan Dragons preview

Last updated: 6th July 2014  

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James Lowes is looking for his first win as Bradford boss when the Bulls host Catalan Dragons on Sunday.

Lowes’ first match in charge after taking over from the sacked Francis Cummins saw his second-from-bottom side lose 50-24 at Warrington to plunge into deeper relegation trouble.

The Bradford boss is eyeing improvement as they seek to bridge a nine point gap to third-from-bottom Salford.

“I'm looking forward to the challenge and let's see where we are in a month's time,” he said after the defeat to the Wolves.

"There is no quick fix, that's not going to happen.

"But we will fight all the way to our last game irrespective of our position. We made a few decent breaks and there are things to work on."

Catalan slumped to a last-gasp 32-31 defeat to Leeds Rhinios last time and coach Laurent Frayssinous took the positives, while also wanting his side to learn from the loss.

"Scoring 30 points against the best defence in the comp means something for us,” he said.

"I thought we deserved more. We lacked smartness and composure in the last two minutes but it's hard to criticise any of my players because they had a dig. We need to keep on learning because it was the same at Widnes three weeks ago."

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The Bulls are set to give a debut to Danny Williams, who joined on a one-month loan from Salford Red Devils earlier this week, while Joe Arundel also returns to the squad. Elliot Kear and Jordan Baldwinson are the pair to drop out.

The Dragons keep the same squad as last week.

Bradford: Blythe, Pitts, Olbison, Purtell, Gale, Williams, Donaldson, O'Brien, George, Henry, Diskin, Arundel, Kearney, Walker, Addy, Gaskell, Sidlow, Manuokafoa, Fakir.

Catalan Dragons: Escare, Pryce, Pomeroy, Oldfield, Elima, Henderson, Lima, Taia, Anderson, Mounis, Pelissier, Whitehead, Millard, Bousquet, Baitieri, Duport, Cardace, Garcia, Williams.

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 26 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
2 St Helens 2 4
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Warrington Wolves 2 4
5 Wigan Warriors 2 3
6 Hull FC 2 2
7 Catalans Dragons 2 2
8 Widnes Vikings 2 1
9 Castleford Tigers 2 0
10 Hull K R 2 0
11 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
12 Salford Red Devils 2 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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