JOHN Kear may decide to hang fire with bringing back Sam Hallas this week.

The vice-captain has been out since breaking his jaw in the Bulls’ opening-day loss at Featherstone in the Challenge Cup in March.

Hallas is on course to make his return after successfully coming through two weeks of full-contact training.

But Kear is pondering over whether to delay his comeback beyond Sunday’s Odsal clash with Newcastle.

The Bulls, who have won six in a row, then face top two Featherstone and Toulouse back-to-back and the coach might be tempted to hold Hallas back.

Kear said: “We’re just getting final clearance but hopefully we shouldn’t be far away with him. Sam’s been great.

“If he’s fit and available, we’ll certainly have a good look at him.

“But we’ve also got to be aware of what’s to come. You’ve got to put it in context of what’s coming up and you can see the reasoning behind our thoughts.

“He’s on target. But I’m not going to make a statement that he’s going to play and then when people turn up on Sunday, he isn’t there.

“He’s coming back from a broken jaw so we can’t get it wrong.

“We’re going to attempt to make the correct decision either today or Saturday about Sam’s involvement.

“There are some absolute massive games in the next few weeks, that’s the top and bottom of it.”

Meanwhile, highly-rated forward Ebon Scurr is considering a new contract offer from the Bulls amid reported Super League interest.

Kear added: "It is a realistic offer and it would be great if we could get things over the line. But obviously it's now in the hands of Ebon and his agent."