Nick Scruton injury nothing serious, says Bradford Bulls coach Francis Cummins

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fellow try-scorer Adrian Purtell, left, congratulates Jamie Foster on crossing for the Bulls against Hull FC Fellow try-scorer Adrian Purtell, left, congratulates Jamie Foster on crossing for the Bulls against Hull FC

Francis Cummins allayed fears Nick Scruton could be set for a spell on the sidelines after the Bulls overpowered Hull FC 30-18 in their opening pre-season friendly.

The former Leeds prop, who enjoyed an outstanding 2013 campaign, opened the scoring inside the second minute but picked up a knock to his back in the process and was soon withdrawn.

Head coach Cummins said: “Scrutes knocked the base of his spine as he scored his try. It was more of a nervy pain rather than anything serious, and there’s no point in risking him.”

After Scruton’s early try, Adrian Purtell, Danny Addy and Jamie Foster (pictured, right, with Purtell) touched down to put the Bulls into a 24-0 lead.

Adam Henry added a fifth on his debut while Lee Gaskell and Garreth Carvell also made impressive bows.

Cummins added: “The one thing we’ve had to do over the past few months is pull together, and you could see that with some of our defensive efforts out there. We’ve stood up against some really good players, and we scrambled really well in defence.

“You want to build confidence and momentum; as a club we probably need to build that momentum.

“We needed to show a performance out there today because it feels like we’ve all been taking shots on the chin for the past few months. It’ll give the crowd something to cheer about, with a bit of luck.”

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1:14pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Bacon Bantam says...

Good performance, get themselves in the shop window before the season starts.
Good performance, get themselves in the shop window before the season starts. Bacon Bantam

1:24pm Mon 20 Jan 14

bradfordbronco says...

Bacon Bantam wrote:
Good performance, get themselves in the shop window before the season starts.
Hi Bacon Bantam. Anything interesting happening with BCFC? on second thoughts, don't bother. I'm not the slightest bit interested
[quote][p][bold]Bacon Bantam[/bold] wrote: Good performance, get themselves in the shop window before the season starts.[/p][/quote]Hi Bacon Bantam. Anything interesting happening with BCFC? on second thoughts, don't bother. I'm not the slightest bit interested bradfordbronco

6:55pm Mon 20 Jan 14

bully4us says...

Bacon, which club in Bradford has just sold its biggest star for peanuts?
Bacon, which club in Bradford has just sold its biggest star for peanuts? bully4us

7:15pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Mike Strutter says...

Anyone just seen Look North ? looks like the T & A have been sacked off as the Bull's media reporter of choice
Anyone just seen Look North ? looks like the T & A have been sacked off as the Bull's media reporter of choice Mike Strutter

7:54pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Sheffieldbull says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
Bacon Bantam wrote:
Good performance, get themselves in the shop window before the season starts.
Hi Bacon Bantam. Anything interesting happening with BCFC? on second thoughts, don't bother. I'm not the slightest bit interested
The 'apprentice troll' Bacon Slices, had nothing to say on the Blades v City article but having NOT attended either game, chooses to comment on the Bulls game - how sad! Likes the sound of his own keyboard...

Great run out by the Bulls, 70 minutes of domination with defence absolutely shinning through. Hull were no pushover, our defence was immense. No friendly this, a full RL game, and how we welcome the season back... well nearly.

COYBs!
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bacon Bantam[/bold] wrote: Good performance, get themselves in the shop window before the season starts.[/p][/quote]Hi Bacon Bantam. Anything interesting happening with BCFC? on second thoughts, don't bother. I'm not the slightest bit interested[/p][/quote]The 'apprentice troll' Bacon Slices, had nothing to say on the Blades v City article but having NOT attended either game, chooses to comment on the Bulls game - how sad! Likes the sound of his own keyboard... Great run out by the Bulls, 70 minutes of domination with defence absolutely shinning through. Hull were no pushover, our defence was immense. No friendly this, a full RL game, and how we welcome the season back... well nearly. COYBs! Sheffieldbull

10:48pm Mon 20 Jan 14

bradfordbronco says...

bully4us wrote:
Bacon, which club in Bradford has just sold its biggest star for peanuts?
Don't think we need to sink to their levels. If they choose to comment on Bulls matters, lets just thank them for taking an interest in OUR club and point out we don't care what THEY think of the Bulls. We need to gain the moral high ground and let them occupy the gutter. I don't take pleasure from seeing BCFC lose their better players, I just don't care one way or the other. That's what upsets them the most. That they take time out to read and post opinions about the OUR club, whilst we take no interest what so ever in THEIR club
[quote][p][bold]bully4us[/bold] wrote: Bacon, which club in Bradford has just sold its biggest star for peanuts?[/p][/quote]Don't think we need to sink to their levels. If they choose to comment on Bulls matters, lets just thank them for taking an interest in OUR club and point out we don't care what THEY think of the Bulls. We need to gain the moral high ground and let them occupy the gutter. I don't take pleasure from seeing BCFC lose their better players, I just don't care one way or the other. That's what upsets them the most. That they take time out to read and post opinions about the OUR club, whilst we take no interest what so ever in THEIR club bradfordbronco

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