BULLS head coach John Kear believes Danny Brough is key to his side, after the experienced scrumhalf put in a dazzling display against Dewsbury Rams.

Brough scored a try and was instrumental in his side racking up the points, with his left boot doing a lot of the damage in his side's 35-14 victory.

It was a fitting performance, for a man who celebrated his 500th career club appearance in Rugby League.

Speaking on Brough, Kear said: "His experience is very important to us. He and Jordan Lilley are growing as a half-back combination and they are two very talented players, and I think Jordan will learn a lot, playing alongside someone with Danny's experience."

Kear added: I thought he was tremendous tonight. He's played 500 games at various clubs and he's played international rugby-league as well.

"He's a quality lad, he's fitted in great with the group and I love working with him.

"That's why he's here with me for the third time. I enjoy his company and more importantly I like his contributions on the field as well."

In the second half Brough's kicking game turned up a notch, and discussing the matter, Kear said: "At half-time, he was filthy with his kicking out of hand, but in the second half he was tremendous.

"When we needed some higher possession, he kicked us up the field and I thought it was a real smart effort, to drop that goal. His kicking off the tee was also exemplary.”

Bulls' opposition Dewsbury Rams had come into the game on top form, claiming victories in their opening two Championship fixtures, however Bulls were ruthless in defence and attack to claim the two points.

Discussing the game, Kear said: "I'm really pleased with the performance. I thought both halves gave us something to be happy about.

"In the first half, we dominated field position and possession and our discipline was exceptional, so it allowed us to win the penalty count.

"It allowed us to show our ways and how good we are.

"I thought in the second-half, when the possession and penalty count evened up, that we had to show our defensive capabilities on our own line, which we did.

"I'm really pleased over the 80 minutes, but we can still improve in certain areas and that's what we will be looking to do."

Although Kear was pleased with the performance and victory, he feels his side must not get complacent.

"It was a really complete performance but hopefully there is more of them to come, because if you look at where we were after week one, we weren't in a very good place.

"We've certainly rebounded from that and we had the reaction from the Sheffield defeat. We showed quality today and a bit of consistency in the way we played.

"I'm absolutely delighted. I feel it's another step forward, as to where we want to be as a team, over the course of the season."