Jamie Foster column: Beating Catalan in cup a massive moment for Bradford Bulls

Jamie Foster scores a try against Catalan

Jamie Foster scores a try against Catalan

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford Bulls Reporter

Jamie Foster column

Last weekend’s victory over Catalan Dragons gave us a massive boost as players, as a squad and as a club.

I was delighted to score a couple of tries but if I don’t score another try all season and we win every game, I’d snatch your hand off.

Scoring tries and kicking goals is what gets your name in the paper but it’s not the be-all and end-all.

The middle men did a great job last weekend, so if they don’t win the collision up front then I don’t get to see the ball out wide.

It’s all about winning and last week’s result was our first win in a big game.

Catalan are a great team and I think we can take a massive amount of confidence out of that game.

It was only a few days earlier that I saw them turn over a good Hull KR team.

For us to then beat them in the Challenge Cup was massive for us – and now it’s on to Warrington in Super League.

Every game is huge for us now and we’ve spoken in training all week about being consistent.

I genuinely believe that we can beat anyone at home if we complete our sets and don’t go giving teams piggy backs to come and attack our line.

From the way we train and play in games at times, I know we can match anyone and I’m still confident we can have a good season and achieve some of the goals we set ourselves.

Warrington have had a bit of a strange season so far but losing Lee Briers means the heartbeat of their team is gone.

He was a massive player for them in that half-back role; organising the team, inspiring those around him and creating opportunities.

I’m not saying they haven’t got the players to replace him – Gareth O’Brien, Stefan Ratchford and Richie Myler are great players – but we’ve got to be tough.

We’ve got to think ‘We’re at home, they’re coming to our place and they’re not leaving with any points’. That’s the mentality we need to get in us now.

We need to buy into it as a club – as players, fans and staff – and if we do that then we have a great chance this weekend.

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