Joe Vagana expects the Bulls' renowned forward power to douse the fire of Catalans Dragons.

The giant Kiwi realises his side must pack a powerful punch if they are going to come away from France with two more Super League points on Saturday night.

The hosts may have lost both away fixtures so far but they stunned Wigan in their only home game and it came on the back of a ferocious assault up front.

With Jamal Fakir already building himself a fearsome reputation and Aussies Chris Beattie and Ian Hindmarsh on the Frenchman's shoulder, Catalans have some beef.

"They have a pretty tough forward pack with some seasoned NRL players and French lads to match like Jerome Guissett," admitted Vagana.

"They showed against Wigan in that first game at home that they can punch big holes.

"Even though they will miss Stacey Jones, we are going to have a big job.

"They aren't going to be running around us. They'll be coming straight at us and trying to come through us.

"But we like to pride ourselves on our strength and size though and this will be a good game to show what we are made of."

The Bulls have been labelled a one-dimensional power-packed unit for more years than they care to remember, with prop Vagana a sizeable presence in that make-up.

Having arrived in the Pyrenees this morning, they know they now have a heavyweight fight on their hands to maintain their own unbeaten run.

But Vagana is confident the reigning champions will knock out any challengers and is looking in top form himself.

"I'm feeling as good as I have been over the last couple of years,"

continued the 19-stone powerhouse.

"I've just turned 29," added the mischievous 31-year-old.

"But all these young guys like Brett Ferres, Matt Cook and Matt James coming through are keeping me on my toes.

"There's a couple of tackles I missed and a couple of dropped balls against Quins, so there's still room for improvement. "

Vagana had been looking forward to going toe-to-toe with his New Zealand team-mate Stacey Jones but the mercurial scrum-half is currently recovering from a broken arm.

"I've played with Stacey many, many times before and he's won a lot of those games on his own," added the former Auckland Warriors man.

"He is one of those players who can just change a game like that. Stacey's a big loss for them but it's good news for us!"

The Bulls travelled without second rower Paul Johnson, who failed a

fitness test on his hamstring, with Adam Watene getting his first call-up into the 20-man squad.