GEOFF Toovey admits he would be interested in taking a prestigious coaching position in Australia.

The Bulls head coach has continued to be linked with the New South Wales job following the dismissal of Laurie Daley last month after another State of Origin defeat.

Toovey, who is contracted with Bradford until the end of November, said: "It is a wonderful endorsement that the papers are talking about that but there is nothing official at this stage.

"It is a great job, a big challenge, and something that I would be interested in – but at the moment it is just in the papers."

Toovey's immediate focus is on his side's final two Kingstone Press Championship Shield matches, starting with Sunday's visit to Dewsbury Rams.

The Bulls, who have won three of their last four games, are set to have skipper Scott Moore back this weekend after a virus ruled him out of last weekend's victory against Sheffield Eagles.

Toovey, whose squad may also be bolstered by other returnees, said: "Scott Moore is back from his illness last weekend so he will be in the side there somewhere.

"We have a few players coming back for the following week's last round (at home to Rochdale Hornets).

"Ross Oakes is close to returning. He trained this week but probably won't be back until next week after another week's training.

"Colton Roche is close to being back as well but will probably miss out this week as well after being out for a while.

"However, Johnny Campbell is out with an elbow injury – minor ligament damage which will put him out for the year."