Bulls winger Elliot Kears says money matters as he looks forward to fatherhood

Elliott Kear is looking forward to becoming a father

Elliott Kear is looking forward to becoming a father

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WITH the Bulls’ Super League status hanging by a thread, Elliot Kear has more reason than most to safeguard his career.

The Wales winger is due to become a dad for the first time later this year.

Impending fatherhood has increased the importance of making the right choices that will allow him to provide for his partner and their child.

“Now I’m going to be a father, providing some security for my baby is on my mind more than ever,” said the 25-year-old.

“Up to now it has just been about looking after myself but now I have two other people to take care of as well. That is obviously something I need to consider.”

Kear does not know if his girlfriend is carrying a boy or girl but he is excited at the prospect either way.

“The baby is due in November,” he added with a huge smile.

“We had a 20-week scan last week and we’re really looking forward to it.”

Kear has proved a resounding success since joining the Bulls from Crusaders ahead of the 2012 campaign.

He is happy and settled in West Yorkshire but, as a Wales regular with a World Cup under his belt, does he really want to be dropping down to the Championship?

That could almost certainly mean a pay-cut but Kear enjoys life at Bradford and is not adverse to staying put.

“I’m like every player – I have spoken to my agent,” he explained.

“My main worry is just to try and keep this team up because I like playing here and I like the boys here. I want to stay with them as long as I can.

“But with the baby on the way, it’s all about security for me.

“I would like to stay here even if we went down and they said they would talk to us, so I’m just waiting for the conversation really.

“I really don’t know when it might get sorted but I know they will get round everyone and I’ll see what they say.”

Despite being surprisingly dropped for this weekend’s game, Kear is hoping the Bulls can record a victory in their first home game since Jimmy Lowes took control.

The Cardiff-born winger, who has scored eight tries this season, putting him on course to better his tally of 11 last term, says there must be an improvement from last week’s 50-24 defeat at Warrington.

Kear said: “We were lacking in our contact last week and that’s what lost us the game.

“I’m happy with my own form but it’s irrelevant when the team isn’t doing well.

"You want to help the team as much as you can but Jimmy has come in now and we just need to get a bit of confidence back in how we play and nearly everything to be honest.

“I think the more confident we get, the better we will get.

“You don’t want to even think about relegation so we’ve just got to keep trying.

“I think Catalan are beatable and we beat them not so long ago in the Challenge Cup, so why can’t we do it again?”

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7:44am Sat 5 Jul 14

Bowlingboy says...

I am sure other sl clubs will be queeing out of the door.
again would be no real loss if replaced with the right calibre of winger.
A side winder
I am sure other sl clubs will be queeing out of the door. again would be no real loss if replaced with the right calibre of winger. A side winder Bowlingboy
  • Score: -7

8:16am Sat 5 Jul 14

-HCK3R- says...

If the players want to play in super league and get the money that goes with that they should have put the performances in on the field to ensure the club stayed up....the way some of them have played they will be lucky to get a game in the championship never mind another super league club
If the players want to play in super league and get the money that goes with that they should have put the performances in on the field to ensure the club stayed up....the way some of them have played they will be lucky to get a game in the championship never mind another super league club -HCK3R-
  • Score: 9

8:47am Sat 5 Jul 14

bully4us says...

Occasionally he scores a superb solo try. I like many am not 100% sure about him as I like to see wingers sprinting for the line and not running across the field like little Roger Simpson used to do. There are some decent "traditional" wingers about if he does leave. Someone will sign him but I doubt many of the big 4 clubs (Saints, Wigan, Wire and Leeds) will look at many of ours. They will end up at places like Wakey, Widnes, Cas and KR etc. It all depends whether Green is willing to guarantee them a good wage for a couple of seasons in the championship.
Occasionally he scores a superb solo try. I like many am not 100% sure about him as I like to see wingers sprinting for the line and not running across the field like little Roger Simpson used to do. There are some decent "traditional" wingers about if he does leave. Someone will sign him but I doubt many of the big 4 clubs (Saints, Wigan, Wire and Leeds) will look at many of ours. They will end up at places like Wakey, Widnes, Cas and KR etc. It all depends whether Green is willing to guarantee them a good wage for a couple of seasons in the championship. bully4us
  • Score: 5

8:56am Sat 5 Jul 14

raisemeup says...

-HCK3R- wrote:
If the players want to play in super league and get the money that goes with that they should have put the performances in on the field to ensure the club stayed up....the way some of them have played they will be lucky to get a game in the championship never mind another super league club
Don't think this applies to Kear who has done everything he could but one man doesn't make a team Defence wins games or so we are told and this is where we fall down every time. We don't seem to respect possession as we should do.
[quote][p][bold]-HCK3R-[/bold] wrote: If the players want to play in super league and get the money that goes with that they should have put the performances in on the field to ensure the club stayed up....the way some of them have played they will be lucky to get a game in the championship never mind another super league club[/p][/quote]Don't think this applies to Kear who has done everything he could but one man doesn't make a team Defence wins games or so we are told and this is where we fall down every time. We don't seem to respect possession as we should do. raisemeup
  • Score: 6

8:57am Sat 5 Jul 14

raisemeup says...

-HCK3R- wrote:
If the players want to play in super league and get the money that goes with that they should have put the performances in on the field to ensure the club stayed up....the way some of them have played they will be lucky to get a game in the championship never mind another super league club
Don't think this applies to Kear who has done everything he could but one man doesn't make a team Defence wins games or so we are told and this is where we fall down every time. We don't seem to respect possession as we should do.
[quote][p][bold]-HCK3R-[/bold] wrote: If the players want to play in super league and get the money that goes with that they should have put the performances in on the field to ensure the club stayed up....the way some of them have played they will be lucky to get a game in the championship never mind another super league club[/p][/quote]Don't think this applies to Kear who has done everything he could but one man doesn't make a team Defence wins games or so we are told and this is where we fall down every time. We don't seem to respect possession as we should do. raisemeup
  • Score: 0

9:52am Sat 5 Jul 14

Paul from Idle says...

Ok if you like watching players running sideways, very average player good luck to him
Ok if you like watching players running sideways, very average player good luck to him Paul from Idle
  • Score: 4

10:21am Sat 5 Jul 14

1964gc says...

We can get a cheaper model that will do as good a job.ainscough
We can get a cheaper model that will do as good a job.ainscough 1964gc
  • Score: 1

5:48pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Out of site says...

Hope the model is good looking with big buzzwhams.
Hope the model is good looking with big buzzwhams. Out of site
  • Score: -2

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