Dewsbury 16 Bradford Bulls 42

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Dewsbury 16 Bradford Bulls 42

Luke Gale provided the inspiration as the Bulls destroyed Dewsbury Rams in a seven-try victory at the Tetley’s Stadium.

The debutant scrum-half scored twice and was pivotal throughout as Mick Potter’s men showed their mettle with the new season just a fortnight away.

Bradford were 30-0 up and in total control at the break after running in five tries in an exhilaratingly high-tempo display.

New signing Adrian Purtell touched down inside the fourth minute and Gale scored twice either side of a clinical finish from Shaun Ainscough.

Paul Sykes was also on target during the opening 40 minutes before the game became more scrappy after the restart.

Yet Phil Joseph capped an outstanding individual display with a try and Tom Burgess took Bradford’s try tally to seven, although spirited Dewsbury hit back with tries from Ryan Esders, Adyn Faal and George Flanagan.

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6:47pm Sun 22 Jan 12

hemsworthbull formerly known as pontebull says...

A very good game today with a lot to be positive about. Luke Gale was very inspirational today and ran the line very well, carving up the the Dewsbury defence. His 2 tries were typical of a scrum half and he is what we have sadly been lacking for a long time. However, for me I think we have possible unearthed a rough diamond in Phil Joseph who was outstanding today. As someone pointed out, don't know if it was because of the lower league opposition but time will tell against a superleague side if we can sign him up. Every time he got the ball, he was very strong and was very hard to put down. I for once hope he gets a contract
A very good game today with a lot to be positive about. Luke Gale was very inspirational today and ran the line very well, carving up the the Dewsbury defence. His 2 tries were typical of a scrum half and he is what we have sadly been lacking for a long time. However, for me I think we have possible unearthed a rough diamond in Phil Joseph who was outstanding today. As someone pointed out, don't know if it was because of the lower league opposition but time will tell against a superleague side if we can sign him up. Every time he got the ball, he was very strong and was very hard to put down. I for once hope he gets a contract hemsworthbull formerly known as pontebull
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7:16pm Sun 22 Jan 12

mdn says...

Agrwe with all of that. Thought Bateman and o'brien had good games too. Kearney looked good too.
Agrwe with all of that. Thought Bateman and o'brien had good games too. Kearney looked good too. mdn
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9:29pm Sun 22 Jan 12

Sheffieldbull says...

Gale and Purtell were excellent today and as Hemsworthbull says, Gale is an entity we haven't had for a while at Odsal! We MUST sign Phil Joseph, he's so going to be a real crowd pleaser IMO. Great signs today and before Murphyslaw and Franklyn get the cold water douche out - it's only a game.... hehehe! COYBs!
Gale and Purtell were excellent today and as Hemsworthbull says, Gale is an entity we haven't had for a while at Odsal! We MUST sign Phil Joseph, he's so going to be a real crowd pleaser IMO. Great signs today and before Murphyslaw and Franklyn get the cold water douche out - it's only a game.... hehehe! COYBs! Sheffieldbull
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