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  • Fakir, Gale (2), Olbison, Henry,
    Goals: Gale (5),
30 - 32

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  • Pomeroy, Duport, Whitehead, Bosquet, Escare,
    Goals: Williams (6),
  • First Utility Super League
  • 6th Jul 2014
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 5,188

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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Super League Table

Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Thursday 5th February
20:00Widnes vs Wigan
Friday 6th February
20:00St Helens vs Catalans Dragons
Saturday 7th February
15:00Warrington Wolves vs Salford Red Devils
Sunday 8th February
15:00Huddersfield vs Hull
15:00Hull K R vs Leeds
15:30Castleford vs Wakefield
Thursday 12th February
20:00Salford vs St Helens
Friday 13th February
20:00Hull vs Warrington
20:00Leeds vs Widnes
20:00Wigan vs Huddersfield
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Saturday 11th October
St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan
Friday 3rd October
Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington
Thursday 2nd October
St Helens 30 - 12 Catalans Dragons
Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons
Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes
Friday 19th September
St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford
Thursday 18th September
Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
Sunday 14th September
Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R

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