JOHN Kear will not rush to exploit the dual-reg agreement between the Bulls and Toronto.

As his side build up to the final friendly against Keighley at Odsal on Sunday, Kear is keeping close tabs on the Wolfpack – a team he believes are destined for Super League.

The signing of Aussie centre Jake Butler-Fleming from York earlier this week has added to the talent at the transatlantic powerhouse.

It has potentially raised the possibility of him lining up against his former club at Bootham Crescent next week if he were to be made available to the Bulls.

But Kear is taking a patient approach over any recruitment from the new link-up.

He said: “Obviously at the minute, you’ve got to bear in mind what Paul Rowley is feeling.

“His guys will be recovering from a very tough encounter against Leigh. I don’t think you can really ask at this moment in time.

“You need to let the week pass by and we’ll see where we’re at as well.

“It’s something we’ll weigh up and see how it benefits both Bradford and Toronto.

“The players here have done a considerable amount of work in pre-season and now we’re getting towards the nitty-gritty, you don’t want to slap them in the face.

“But equally you’ve got to weigh it all up. My job is to get wins for Bradford Bulls and obviously the first game is a heck of a challenge.”

It is a fortnight since the Bulls went down 34-0 to Toronto at Odsal and a lot of the training in that time has been focused on more offensive work.

But after the Wolfpack put down a marker with a decisive 34-12 win at Leigh on the Championship’s opening weekend, Kear believes that highlighted the standard of opposition his side had been up against.

“We’ve done a fair bit of work now on our goalline attack,” he added. “But what reassured me was how Toronto quelled Leigh’s attack as well – that perhaps put everything into a bit more perspective.

“They are a Super League team in disguise, as far as I’m concerned. They’ve got some real quality out there.

“You’ve seen that in the pre-season game against us and then, more importantly for Toronto, in the Championship against Leigh. You’d say that would be their most difficult game and they came away with a comfortable win.

“We’ve got one more friendly now against Keighley and we’re looking forward to it.

“But I would stress it’s a pre-season game. We would like to win – as we do every game – but there are other criteria that we need to fulfil rather than just that.”