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Bradford Bulls v Oldham (3.00pm, Provident Stadium, Sunday)

Following their convincing 64-18 home win over Whitehaven, Bradford Bulls coach Rohan Smith said:

“We looked sharp in the first half and had a bit of a ruthless streak to our attack, particularly for the first 50 minutes.

“Oldham have had some great results throughout the season, so we’re expecting a good, hard battle. We’re looking forward to the arm wrestle. Our focus is about controlling what we can and performing well on the weekend.”

Second row Dale Ferguson, prop Epalahame Luaki and back rower Tom Olbison are all back in the squad this week.

Oldham won 26-24 at home to Swinton Lions to make it three wins on the trot. Coach Scott Naylor said:

“On the day I thought we played OK but looking back at the game we probably got away with it against Swinton, we didn’t play that well.

“To win ugly is not a bad thing. We played extremely well against Sheffield and we played well against Whitehaven but at the weekend we didn’t at all.

“Bradford have obviously got a lot to play for and from what I can gather, they should have got a result at Leigh. We’ve got to go there and obviously perform better than what we did against them at home.

“We’ve got some fresh lads and we’ll use the squad and prepare for the game really well. It’s obviously a really tough game, but on the back of three wins, we’ve a lot of confidence about us, we’re in a good place right now.”

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