ANTHONY England expects no honeymoon period as he settles in with the Bulls.

The towering former Wakefield forward came straight off his holiday to link up with his new club in pre-season training.

But England is confident of getting up to speed quickly as John Kear’s squad build towards the 2020 Championship campaign.

He said: “I’ve just come back off my honeymoon and been away three weeks.

“It’s going to be a struggle at first but I’m sure I’ll soon get sorted out. It should be fun.”

The 33-year-old has previous experience of playing in the second tier, including a stint with next season’s landlords Dewsbury.

“It’s small, it’s uncomfortable and it’s windy,” he added. “But it’s a nice little ground and I’m looking forward to playing there again.

“The Championship is not as easy as people think. There’s a misconception that because it’s not Super League, it’s a lot easier.

“But it’s a tough league and there’s some work to do.

“There’s going to be a lot of competition for the top five but hopefully we’ll be pushing somewhere there or thereabouts.”

It is not just England’s imposing physique that will make its mark on Kear’s rebuilt team. His know-how will also come in handy within the young group.

England said: “There are a lot of young lads here who probably need to push on a little bit and hopefully I’m here to help them do that.

“I’m not a coach but I do things in my own ways. I’ll certainly be a leader in training and things like that and keep the standards up.”