Shontayne Hape has sent a chilling warning to the Bulls' Super League rivals: David Solomona's only just warming up.

The table-toppers face Harlequins on Saturday, full of confidence following a comprehensive win over Salford.

Second-row star Solomona was at the heart of that victory with an awe-inspiring display that left their opponents grasping thin air.

His sublime skills are bringing the best out of five-try Hape and Lesley Vainikolo in what is fast becoming the competition's most destructive combination.

Solomona's ability to produce the unexpected with a cheeky flick, outlandish off-load or bullet pass has quickly won the fans over following his controversial move from Wakefield.

But Hape warned: "There's more to come. People forget he's been injured and had an operation over the winter.

"He's been playing with a sore shoulder but still comes up with those sorts of plays. He's just supremely gifted."

Hape had seen the 29-year-old's talent at first hand, having played with him in New Zealand's 2005 Tri-Nations Series-winning side.

But he admits the opportunity to play alongside the unpredictable maverick on a week-to-week basis is a real plus.

Top try-scorer Hape was often the Bulls' go-to' man last year when they needed some magic. Now Solomona is easing that burden.

Hape said: "It's been bliss for me. Now I can just concentrate on playing my own position and I'm enjoying it."

Boss Steve McNamara keeps the same 20-man squad for the trip to Twickenham Stoop, with Terry Newton serving the second game of his two-match ban.

The Bulls experienced mixed fortunes in the capital last year, winning 58-16 in May but suffering a surprise 28-26 loss three months later.

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