THIS is it! Fill the kegs, oil the turnstiles, cue the music, pump the balls full of air, and dust off your boots lads, the 2020 season is about to burst on to the scene.

There’s not a better way to get it all started, than with this weekend’s tasty encounter at the Tetley’s Stadium, with the freshly relegated high flyers from the South, the capital city kids, the London Broncos.

One thing our two clubs have in common is that we will be forever linked to the fact we were both relegated at the end of the 2014 season.

We haven’t been back since, but a win tomorrow would be a great start to the road back.

Our equine opposition will want to make a statement as well, and set the tone for an immediate return to the top flight.

What better way to make the point, and lay down the gauntlet, than by turning over the biggest club outside Super League, the Bradford Bulls.

No doubt that will be on the mind of Danny Ward’s men as they take the field tomorrow afternoon.

A lot is being made of how tough our start to the season is, but one thing that isn’t being discussed is how difficult it will be to contend with our side for a club like London, who are used to the game play and pace of Super League.

It’s a different game in the Championship. It is a hard, blood and guts, smash mouth, old school style of play, and it is extremely competitive.

You’d be hard pressed to remember a season in which the Championship was this competitive and this strong a competition.

There are a number of teams that could win it all this year and make the step up to Super League, and even more that could get a sniff of the playoffs.

When the competition is this tight, every match counts, so it will be key to bank the two points on Sunday.

We also want to congratulate two Bradford Bulls supporters, who were both nominated for Yorkshire Choice Awards.

Ben Moorhouse and Gaynor Thompson have raised £22k in support of a new maternity bereavement suite at Calderdale Royal Infirmary.

Ben also set a new UK Coast To Coast record by walking from Morecambe to Bridlington over the summer.

To be precise, that was 142 miles in 42 hours, with no sleep, in memory of their daughter Kallipateira, who was born stillborn at 38 weeks.

Ben and Gaynor are an inspiration to us all and deserve the recognition of being nominated.

Finally, with a season this exciting on the horizon, there’s no better time than now to secure your season tickets and catch every Bulls home match.

A reminder, for the London match tomorrow, if you want to purchase the limited seated and hospitality tickets, they are still available and purchases need to be made at the club shop at Odsal.

Enjoy the first round, and let’s keep the Bulls flag flying high at the Tetley’s Stadium. Come on you Bulls!