Bradford Bulls: Jarrod Sammut ready to ‘step up to the plate’ in Luke Gale's absence

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jarrod Sammut could have an influential role at the club in the opening rounds of the 2013 season Jarrod Sammut could have an influential role at the club in the opening rounds of the 2013 season

Jarrod Sammut believes the potential absence of Luke Gale at the start of the season will place added responsibility on his shoulders.

Scrum half Gale is currently recuperating after an ankle operation and facing a race against time for the Super League opener at home to Wakefield on February 3.

Gale sustained the injury on England Knights duty at the end of the season and may now miss the chance to partner Sammut in the halves against Richard Agar’s men.

Stand-off Sammut said: “It was unlucky for Galey to get injured during his time with the Knights, especially as his selection was just reward for the outstanding season he’d had.

“Now it’s up to myself and a few of the other senior lads in the squad to really take charge of the group and make sure we continue to move forward.

“Fingers crossed Galey will be fit for the opening round, but if not then we’ll have to step up to the plate and make sure he is not too badly missed.”

Sammut, meanwhile, believes the Bulls will reap the benefits of their recent kicking session with renowned rugby kicking coach Jon Callard.

Harrogate-based Callard, 46, took an hour-long practical session in technique for place-kicking and goal-kicking with Sammut, Brett Kearney, Curtis Naughton, Danny Addy, Adam O’Brien, Heath L’Estrange and Matt Diskin.

It is hoped that Callard will give the Bulls further sessions in the new year and Sammut added: “Jon brought in some really interesting things that we will work on in the next few weeks and try and take forward into the new season.

“We didn’t really do anything like that last year, but Franny knows Jon’s pedigree and that’s why he has got him in working with us.

“Kicking is a big part of our game and if we can get our technique as close to perfection as possible then it can only increase our chances of success.

“It could be the turning point in a game and could determine whether we win or lose.

“Jon taught us some very useful techniques with our body position and striking mechanisms when kicking the ball to get a nice distance on it.

“I think the next session with him will be geared more towards achieving accuracy, so we can then put both into practice.”

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8:26am Tue 18 Dec 12

mrsraisemeup says...

Sammut goes missing too much in a game, I think another half back should be brought in as cover.
Sammut goes missing too much in a game, I think another half back should be brought in as cover. mrsraisemeup

8:57am Tue 18 Dec 12

Terrysblackchicken's Mum says...

mrsraisemeup wrote:
Sammut goes missing too much in a game, I think another half back should be brought in as cover.
Its a shame that oxygen does not go missing from your lungs...
[quote][p][bold]mrsraisemeup[/bold] wrote: Sammut goes missing too much in a game, I think another half back should be brought in as cover.[/p][/quote]Its a shame that oxygen does not go missing from your lungs... Terrysblackchicken's Mum

9:15am Tue 18 Dec 12

mrsraisemeup says...

Hmmm if I was a baby I would report that comment.

Morning Raise
Hmmm if I was a baby I would report that comment. Morning Raise mrsraisemeup

10:04am Tue 18 Dec 12

Terrysblackchicken's Mum says...

mrsraisemeup wrote:
Hmmm if I was a baby I would report that comment.


Morning Raise
go for it coward

I'll just get another user name.... just like you do

Morning son, do you need a hand wiping?
[quote][p][bold]mrsraisemeup[/bold] wrote: Hmmm if I was a baby I would report that comment. Morning Raise[/p][/quote]go for it coward I'll just get another user name.... just like you do Morning son, do you need a hand wiping? Terrysblackchicken's Mum

10:50am Tue 18 Dec 12

TBC/SLC52 says...

Looks like we're all here together, hiya mummy, daddy. Lets get that MrsRaise, or TBCS mummy.

God I wish theses voices would go. T n a is the best joke around we can play all day and not get thrown off.

Ifallwerelikemumby, don't like that one any more gonna change it.
Looks like we're all here together, hiya mummy, daddy. Lets get that MrsRaise, or TBCS mummy. God I wish theses voices would go. T n a is the best joke around we can play all day and not get thrown off. Ifallwerelikemumby, don't like that one any more gonna change it. TBC/SLC52

11:02am Tue 18 Dec 12

Terrysblackchicken's Mum says...

TBC/SLC52 wrote:
Looks like we're all here together, hiya mummy, daddy. Lets get that MrsRaise, or TBCS mummy.

God I wish theses voices would go. T n a is the best joke around we can play all day and not get thrown off.

Ifallwerelikemumby, don't like that one any more gonna change it.
wow thats 3 user names you admit to
keep em coming, its all part of the healing process
[quote][p][bold]TBC/SLC52[/bold] wrote: Looks like we're all here together, hiya mummy, daddy. Lets get that MrsRaise, or TBCS mummy. God I wish theses voices would go. T n a is the best joke around we can play all day and not get thrown off. Ifallwerelikemumby, don't like that one any more gonna change it.[/p][/quote]wow thats 3 user names you admit to keep em coming, its all part of the healing process Terrysblackchicken's Mum

11:09am Tue 18 Dec 12

mrsraisemeup says...

I am going to tell Mr R when he gets in from school.
I am going to tell Mr R when he gets in from school. mrsraisemeup

12:20pm Tue 18 Dec 12

ButtersBulls11 says...

I think Jarrod is a very influencial player and unlike those players we have lost this year he would be missed if injured/leaves. I think it could be his best season yet!
I think Jarrod is a very influencial player and unlike those players we have lost this year he would be missed if injured/leaves. I think it could be his best season yet! ButtersBulls11

1:11pm Tue 18 Dec 12

nosher says...

Welcome back terryblackchicken lol. You really are a ********** lol
Welcome back terryblackchicken lol. You really are a ********** lol nosher

2:48pm Tue 18 Dec 12

mrsraisemeup says...

Please people talk rugby not rubbish. Mr R is a well respected member of the community and he will get his maddest up if you lot continue playing silly beggars.
Please people talk rugby not rubbish. Mr R is a well respected member of the community and he will get his maddest up if you lot continue playing silly beggars. mrsraisemeup

3:41pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Terrysblackchicken's Mum says...

nosher wrote:
Welcome back terryblackchicken lol. You really are a ********** lol
you encourage him!
[quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: Welcome back terryblackchicken lol. You really are a ********** lol[/p][/quote]you encourage him! Terrysblackchicken's Mum

3:57pm Tue 18 Dec 12

mrsraisemeup says...

Encourage who Mr R ?
Encourage who Mr R ? mrsraisemeup

12:16pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Uglytruth says...

lets hope he keeps his nose clean and doesnt get arrrested and held in police custody overnight for fighting with his team mates

wasnt he also in trouble at crusadors?
lets hope he keeps his nose clean and doesnt get arrrested and held in police custody overnight for fighting with his team mates wasnt he also in trouble at crusadors? Uglytruth

12:57pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Shelfrhino says...

He does have the ability to turn a game and can be a very clever player, the main problem I see you having with him is he is just so inconsistent. His off field antics could also be a serious distraction that needs nipping in the bud if you are to get the best from him.
He does have the ability to turn a game and can be a very clever player, the main problem I see you having with him is he is just so inconsistent. His off field antics could also be a serious distraction that needs nipping in the bud if you are to get the best from him. Shelfrhino

2:01pm Wed 19 Dec 12

mrsraisemeup says...

Well said Shelf son.

Brians Mrs
Well said Shelf son. Brians Mrs mrsraisemeup

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