BULLS back Ethan Ryan admits he regrets his actions that led to him being sent off for the first time in his professional career against Cougars.

Ryan was one of four players dismissed in Sunday's volatile friendly between the local rivals along with team-mate Elliot Minchella and Keighley pair Samir Tahraoui and Ryan Wright.

Both clubs must now wait to find out what the consequences are from the disciplinary panel next week, with the culprits facing possible bans.

Ryan, who played for Cougars reserves before joining the Bulls academy, admitted the red mist descended when he jumped in and launched a punch over the top during the mass brawl which broke out shortly before the final whistle.

Minchella and Wright were also dismissed for their part in the fracas while Tahraoui was given his marching orders earlier in the half.

Ryan said: "I'm a bit disappointed. I think I just saw red. It had been a bit scrappy and things had been kicking off a bit.

"I’ve seen them fighting and I've just seen red.

"It's one of those things you regret instantly after you do it.

"I've got to take it on the chin and got to be better. I’ll see what happens in terms of disciplinary but I’ll come back stronger after it."

The 21-year-old, who opted to stay with his home-town club despite interest from a higher level in the off-season,

is at least available for Bulls' crunch opening league test at York City Knights.

And he admits he can't wait for the real business to start after five pre-season friendlies.

Ryan said: "I think the boys are ready now and at we're at our peak stage as a team.

"We've got a couple of injured players to come back but other than that the team are ready for York. I think it's going to be a good game."