JOHN Kear insists his players need to display the correct attitude, play well and do that with intensity, if they want to get anything out of Sunday’s Championship "humdinger" at home to Featherstone Rovers.

An impressive second-half fightback saw Kear’s side run former Super League outfit London Broncos close in an 18-14 defeat that could have gone either way in round one.

This weekend's opponents Fev came off second best in two thrilling clashes with Bulls at Odsal Stadium last year, prior to them getting their own back in May on their own patch.

Back in 2020, Kear says his side are fresh and energised, after their game with York City Knights was called off last week.

But then so are Featherstone, whose scheduled home game with Halifax failed to go ahead either. With both teams fit and raring to go, Sunday is potentially gearing up to be another classic.

Kear said: “I don’t think it has affected the players (the York postponement). Preparation has been normal this week – we have been able to be more intense at the start of the week due to having no bumps and bruises.

“It has been a good week up to now. Tuesday was absolute quality and I am expecting quality again on Thursday. We are feeling fresh, energised and looking forward to the challenge.

“We will need to play well. If we do that we have a great opportunity – we have started off with two humdingers so we need to play well again.

“We have to be competitive and play well to get anything out of the game and that is a sign of the respect we have for Featherstone’s quality.

“We have to have the right attitude and focus on our game and display the correct intensity in order to make it competitive.

“It is difficult to make too many changes. Players train all pre-season to secure the jumper. Now they have done that, they are playing well to retain those jumpers.

“The ones who are waiting in the wings will have to grasp their chance when it comes.”