THE Bulls' class of 2018 may only have been together for a matter of weeks but already Elliot Minchella reckons something good is brewing.

The former St Bede's pupil, who almost feels like one of the older heads despite being only 21, was buoyed by the Boxing Day display against Halifax which yielded a 22-6 victory.

Minchella said: "We are really tight as a group, which is surprising because we are a new group, but everybody has been really impressive and we are looking forward to playing again."

One thing that has helped their togetherness is the fact that nine of the Bulls squad are from the city.

Minchella explained: "There has been a lot of talk about the club signing a lot of Bradford lads – and with me being one of them, I think it is a good thing.

"If you are playing for your home-town club, it is an extra incentive."

As for the slight age gap between himself and the teenagers in the squad, Minchella admitted: "I was a bit surprised feeling like an older head.

"But everybody has trained the house down and a lot of the young lads have done themselves a favour."

Unsurprisingly, however, the former Leeds Rhinos and Sheffield Eagles player has fitted in seamlessly to the Odsal environment.

Minchella said: "The transition has been easy as I only live five minutes around the corner and I knew a lot more of the lads than I didn't, so it has been good.

"But I just want to play back-to-back now, which is what everyone wants."

Next up for Minchella and his team-mates is a home friendly against the Eagles on Sunday, January 14 (3pm).

Minchella, who left the Eagles in September when he signed a two-year deal with the Bulls, said: "It would be nice to play against some of the lads so soon after moving on – but Sheffield is just another game.

"However, we will take confidence from beating Halifax, which we knew was going to be a tough game. But we got both the performance and the result. so everyone was a winner."