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Tom Olbison: Tries are good but I can improve further at Bradford Bulls

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bulls star Tom Olbison has progressed through the ranks at Odsal Bulls star Tom Olbison has progressed through the ranks at Odsal

TOM Olbison is enjoying a rich vein of try-scoring form but the Bulls back-rower believes he still has plenty of room for improvement.

Olbison has touched down in four of his last five Super League appearances, including two in two matches since Jimmy Lowes took charge.

Although pleased to cross the whitewash, the home-grown forward says he can get better still with a strong end to the season.

"The half-backs are creating the openings, so I'm just doing my job and hitting those holes in the spaces they create," said Olbison.

"The tries are good but you're always wanting to improve your game and there is other stuff I can be working on.

"I'm not resting on my laurels and sitting back just because I've scored a couple of tries. It means nothing for the rest of my game, so I still need to keep working week on week."

Olbison believes the Bulls can take the positives from their improved display against Catalan into Friday's trip to St Helens.

He also insisted the club's survival hopes were far from over and said he was enjoying life under Lowes.

"Jimmy has upped a lot of things in training and changed a few other little bits here and there," said 23-year-old Olbison.

"You could see that on Sunday, although it was still disappointing not to come away with the result and we were all hurting afterwards.

"But we'll take the positives into Friday and hopefully keep improving until the end of the year.

"Survival is still possible and you can't look at it as if it's dead and buried – it's far from that.

"If you look at it like that then we're only going to be defeating ourselves at the end of the day.

"There was some improvement against Catalan and we almost got the result but if we keep on improving then you can never say never."

It remains to be seen whether Olbison will look to stay at the Bulls should they be relegated.

But he said he would be loathe to depart, adding: "As far as it stands, I'm a Bulls player. I'd like to stay with the club because this is my fifth or sixth year being here full-time.

"I've been here right through scholarship and have a lot of history with the club. It has served me well and brought me through to Super League.

"I'd be gutted really if I had to leave – but I'm not planning on going anywhere at the minute. I'm playing it by ear, that's all I'm doing."

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8:19am Wed 9 Jul 14

bully4us says...

If the Bulls are happy to fund decent contracts for a couple of seasons in the championship then nobody "has" to leave. When Cas went down they ring fenced certain players contracts to keep them and they came straight back up.
If the Bulls are happy to fund decent contracts for a couple of seasons in the championship then nobody "has" to leave. When Cas went down they ring fenced certain players contracts to keep them and they came straight back up. bully4us
  • Score: 14

9:24am Wed 9 Jul 14

poppastratton says...

Out of curiosity, being a Southern exile, have I missed something? Kate Hardcastle's appearance on BBC Breakfast prompts me to ask has she withdrawn her free services to the Bulls?
Out of curiosity, being a Southern exile, have I missed something? Kate Hardcastle's appearance on BBC Breakfast prompts me to ask has she withdrawn her free services to the Bulls? poppastratton
  • Score: 3

9:36am Wed 9 Jul 14

axelf1963 says...

Publicity stunt
Publicity stunt axelf1963
  • Score: -4

9:43am Wed 9 Jul 14

A650 says...

What did she actually do anyway? Always struck me as another publicity seeker. There were a few empty vessels that came on board during the Khan era. Lots of sizzle but no sausage.

We need people of substance to take the club forward at all levels.
What did she actually do anyway? Always struck me as another publicity seeker. There were a few empty vessels that came on board during the Khan era. Lots of sizzle but no sausage. We need people of substance to take the club forward at all levels. A650
  • Score: 6

10:04am Wed 9 Jul 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

All depends if the Board are willing to spend some cash to keep these players at the club; from what we have seen so far I doubt it as we have not spent any cash to bring players to the club to even attempt to keep us in SL.

As for Kate Hardcastle; a total waste of self obsessed time and effort.
All depends if the Board are willing to spend some cash to keep these players at the club; from what we have seen so far I doubt it as we have not spent any cash to bring players to the club to even attempt to keep us in SL. As for Kate Hardcastle; a total waste of self obsessed time and effort. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 2

11:16am Wed 9 Jul 14

Bowlingboy says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Publicity stunt
publicity sl*t?
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Publicity stunt[/p][/quote]publicity sl*t? Bowlingboy
  • Score: 0

2:15pm Wed 9 Jul 14

bully4us says...

Very brave of you Bowlingboy hiding behind your keyboard. If you think she is that, what does that make you?
Very brave of you Bowlingboy hiding behind your keyboard. If you think she is that, what does that make you? bully4us
  • Score: -1

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