GREETINGS Bulls Nation! After an exhilarating round one we can justifiably say that rumours of the Bulls' impending uncompetitiveness have been grossly exaggerated.

Let’s all remember London Broncos spent last season in Super League and had one of the best campaigns for a relegated side in recent memory.

With this in mind, and the fact that London are one of the favourites for promotion, they were lucky to come away with the points last Sunday.

The Bulls side showed a tremendous amount of heart to nearly complete an epic second-half comeback.

If you were there you were entertained. If you pride resilience in your club, the Bulls brought that quality to the forefront last weekend.

Not to harp on this point as I mentioned it in my column last week, but the squad is still adapting to the pitch size at Dewsbury as this is the opposite dimensions to what we played on previously at Odsal. This will take time but what is a slight disadvantage now, will soon become an advantage when we get it right.

In a way we did enough to share the points - if we had been perfect from the kicking tee we would have been level with the Broncos and that breeds confidence the lads will take forward into this weekend’s tasty encounter up in York.

The Knights are also coming off of a tough loss against Toulouse in France. To be fair to our opponents, they looked great up to the last 20 minutes - but as is often the case in our great game, the last 20 minutes is what truly tells the tale. Even though Toulouse were a man down, they were able to press the Knights and run away winners in the end.

This makes an already mouth-watering fixture even more mouth-watering as neither club will want to go down to an 0-2 record with a loss this weekend.

If you remember we had a less than cordial encounter with York in pre-season where we won a slug fest 6-4 and a number of brouhahas ensued. There is bad blood and it will be interesting to see if that crosses over into the season.

John has named an unchanged squad from the one that took on the Broncos and this shows confidence in a side that was unlucky against a formidable opponent in the first round.

We will look to avenge both league losses to York last season and spoil the homecoming party for the Knights. For any Bulls fans making the trip, one thing you can count on is our side won’t go down without a fight.

In the coming weeks we will announce plans for the new Bradford Bulls Hall of Fame inductees and let you know which match days will be associated with these special occasions.

You can make any last-minute nominations known to the club by either letting us know on Twitter or Instagram, or jumping on our website and contacting us directly.

Also a reminder, we play the club who are in my eyes the team to beat in 2020 - Featherstone Rovers - next week at the Tetley’s Stadium.

Tickets are going fast and the Rovers will have a strong travelling contingent, so snap up the remainder available while you can. Come on you Bulls!!!