VILA Halafihi has tipped Bulls team-mate James Bentley to be a "massive" success when he heads for Super League.

Bentley will join St Helens at the end of the season – the first of an expected raft of departures as the club prepare for life in the bottom tier next year.

Halafihi is among those currently unsure about his own position but he has no doubt about how far the talented 20-year-old will go.

He said: "Bentley has been outstanding all year and it's a shame to see him go to St Helens. But it's a massive kick-on for his career.

"I've never met anyone like him. He prepares unbelievably well for every game and I think he's got a massive future."

With so much up in the air regarding the current squad, Halafihi insists there is still plenty of incentive in the four remaining games of the Championship Shield.

They host Matt Diskin's Batley Bulldogs on Monday looking to make it three wins on the bounce.

Halafihi said: "That's what makes these games more interesting. There's a lot on our shoulders.

"You're playing for your team-mates, yourself, your win bonus, the club, the fans and your future.

"I definitely want to be here next year but I don't know what's going to happen.

"I can only do my best on the pitch and let Andrew Chalmers make the decisions up top.

"The spirit is high. It's the last four games now that a lot of us will be playing together and there's a bit more passion involved.

"The boys want to make the most of being with each other and we're trying our hardest to play as well as we can.

"We're down but we want to go out by winning as many as possible."