Huddersfield in frightening form, admits Bradford Bulls ace Foster as he plots Giant-killing (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Huddersfield in frightening form, admits Bradford Bulls ace Jamie Foster as he plots Giant-killing
Jamie Foster believes this Sunday's derby at Huddersfield provides the Bulls with the ideal opportunity to respond to their St Helens thumping.
Francis Cummins’ men were beaten 36-10 at home to St Helens on Saturday and now face a huge test against the table-topping Giants.
Paul Anderson’s men are the only side in Super League with a 100 per cent record after four rounds but Foster is confident the Bulls can find the right response.
It will be the first time that Craig Kopczak has faced the Bulls since quitting the club in controversial fashion last September and there is the added spice of Stuart Fielden lining up for the Giants.
Foster said: “We’ve got to bounce back against Huddersfield because if you put a few losses together then that’s when the confidence starts to drain away.
“Huddersfield have got an awesome pack and to be quite honest they’re not a team I looked into too closely before the season started.
“After watching them in that first game against St Helens, they blew them away.
“It was frightening in a way and you think, are they going to keep this up or are they going to drop off?
“I thought they might run out of steam but all of a sudden they’re rolling Wigan and everyone is taking them very seriously. It’s going to be a massive test but I think it’s something we need.
“We don’t want to be playing a team that we’re expected to beat and then just roll past them. We need to be l Continued on Page 35playing these teams to test ourselves to see where we are.”
Foster admits he found it difficult against his former club at the weekend as Saints coasted to an emphatic victory.
He added: “I found it pretty tricky to be honest, I really did.
“Not too much fazes me in terms of big games and big crowds but playing against blokes who I grew up with as a kid sticks in you and it’s hard to get out of your system, no matter how much you tell yourself that you’ve got to take these players on.”