BRADFORD Bulls have discovered that three into two will go.

One of the puzzles facing head coach John Kear before the trip to North Wales Crusaders last Sunday was how to fit playmakers Dane Chisholm, Jordan Lilley and the returning Joe Keyes into the same 13.

However, that particular problem was solved when Lilley switched to hooker, and it was a move that was appreciated by the Bulls' man of the match Chisholm, who scored two tries, kicked eight of his nine attempts at goal and was a creative hub.

The Australian said: "We have three real good runners and I am loving playing with these two boys (Joe Keyes and Jordan Lilley) because they are both little freaks and because they make my job a lot easier, and hopefully I can keep running off the back of them.

"It is awesome having them on the field at the same time.

"The biggest reason why is that we can put Lilley at hooker.

"You can see his line speed. He was insane. Every time he was getting up and he is a running threat and he is a smart player.

"Putting him there at hooker after Sam Hallas has gone out there and bashed a few people really helps us.

"He (Jordan) plays kilos above his weight."

The Bulls, who have five games left, won 48-0 at Wrexham's Queensway Stadium to return to the top of the Betfred League One table ahead of York City Knights on points difference, and followed the Bulls' 46-0 home success over Whitehaven the weekend before.

That makes four clean sheets for the season (the other two were West Wales Raiders at home and Hemel Stags away), and Chisholm admitted that the drive to 'nil' opponents came from Kear as they bid to win the title.

Chisholm, who is due to become a dad for the first time next year, said of the defensive commitment: "It started with John, who has instilled that mentality of keeping them away from our line, and (club captain) Lee Smith at the beginning of the year said 'Keep them away from our try-line and they won't score points', and that is what we have been trying to do.

"If we keep nilling teams it is pretty hard to beat us because we will be putting points on at any point of the game.

"As long as we keep defending like that, I am pretty confident that we will take this comp."

Chisholm said of Crusaders: "They almost scored two tries when we got out of line but we knocked the ball out of their hands.

"The attack we can always work on. It is just finding that balance, that happy medium."

Tonight the Bulls are at Keighley Cougars in the Reserves' Championship (7.30).