BRIAN Noble insists the Bulls' dual-registration tie-up with Toronto can be a "two-way thing".

The arrangement means that some Wolfpack players will be available for John Kear's squad to call upon in their push for instant promotion from League One.

Toronto director of rugby Noble sees the benefits for the Bulls as they look to rebuild – but he also believes it will help the Canadian expansion club in their first year in the Championship.

The Odsal legend said: "It's very rare you come across an opportunity like this with such an iconic club as the Bradford Bulls.

"It's exciting for both teams. The relationship should make it easier.

"We're into putting rugby balls in kids' hands and both Bradford Bulls and Toronto have that principle. We're going to help each other by giving people games of rugby when they need them.

"It's a win for everybody. Clearly we have a big squad and we will look to play our people who don't quite get a game with us with the Bulls.

"But it's a two-way thing. The Bulls are progressive as well and have a fabulous academy.

"I watched them at Dewsbury with a predominantly young team and saw the pulse that I've always recognised to be here. It is a fabulous relationship for us.

"We want to be where the Bulls have been and will continue to go to, in my opinion."

The Bulls face Toronto at Odsal on Friday in the Transatlantic Challenge and Noble can see the signs of recovery within the club he steered to their period of greatest glory.

Noble feels his good relationship with Kear will ensure the link-up between the teams goes without a hitch.

He said: "It certainly helps. We've got a young Canadian international and USA international still learning the game in essence.

"We have a few players in that category who need to know that when they come here they will be well treated and they play a decent brand of rugby.

"It's down to the players and individuals themselves to impress in relation to getting a first-team jumper.

"But it's always easier when you know the people involved and can pick up a phone and have a relationship that way. I see good things happening here."

The Bulls' newly-formed reserve team will give more opportunities for the fringe players from both clubs.

Kear said: "It's another part of the performance jigsaw for us.

"It does help that I know Brian so well. There's a trust there and that is central to any dual-registration.There's got to be honesty and openness."