RHYS Evans feels like he has never been away after his quick return to the Bulls.

The Wales international delivered a typically solid display in his comeback game to help secure their first Championship win of the season against Oldham.

John Kear acted quickly to recruit the experienced centre when he spotted Evans was not involved with new club Leeds.

And Evans is more than happy to be back in familiar surroundings as he waits for his chance in Super League.

He said: “I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve kept in touch with the boys since I’ve left anyway.

“I came back in last Thursday for training and it was good. It felt like I’d never been away really.

“But it had only been eight weeks so it was good to be back and get the win.

“I’d done the full pre-season with the squad and that made it a lot easier for me coming back to slot straight in.”

The loan is technically for the full season but the Rhinos have the right to recall him any time after the first month.

Evans is relishing the prospect of playing regular rugby in a set-up he knows so well.

He added: “Leeds were fine with me coming back. I’m here on a month’s loan and then we take it on a week-to-week basis from there.

“Obviously if I’m picked, I’ll go back to Leeds. But if not, I’m here and I’ll do my best for the team.

“There have been quite a few changes from last season with different squad members.

"So that’s going to take time for the combinations to get used to each other. The more we get out there and play, I’m sure the better we’ll get.”

The Bulls put in a patchy display at Bower Fold. Having raced into the lead against Oldham with three quick-fire tries, they struggled in the second half and gave away a string of penalties.

Evans put that down to teething troubles in the opening weeks of the year.

“We couldn’t complete a set at times but sometimes you have those scratchy halves,” he admitted. “You’ve just got to dig it out and we did.

“It’s early in the season and we’re still building it up. Combinations are getting to know each other, so as long as you’re getting a win on the board that’s the main thing at this time of year.

“Ebon Scurr was good again coming off the bench and obviously there are a few young lads putting their hand up to get in the starting 17. I’m sure they’ll get that chance over the season.”

Sunday’s clash with Sheffield at Dewsbury pits the Bulls against another side looking to break into the top five.

Evans said: “Sheffield are a good team and we’ll have to go out and do a job. Hopefully we can build on that win.

“It would be great if we could be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.

“The Championship is a strong league now. Maybe five years ago that wasn’t the case as much but obviously with Toronto coming in and everyone competing, the standard has been really good.”