BULLS coach John Kear believes his side's thumping 82-6 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup victory over West Wales Raiders just about ticked every box.

The Bulls ran in 15 tries against their fellow League One club, only conceding in the 76th minute.

Kear said: "Point number one is to get through and point number two is to get through without injuries."

One of the loudest cheers of the day was when Dane Chisholm, who is on the comeback trail after a serious knee injury, came on in the 49th minute.

Kear said: "Point number three is to welcome back one of your star men and he looked pretty sharp.

"It was a strange, stop-start game due to all of the tries being scored – but you can only beat what is in front of you.

"Dane wanted to take the line on and get tested and get involved defensively, so it was a good day.

"If we had kept them out at the end, it would have have been perfect in terms of defensive effort, but it was just a lack of concentration when we were 70-odd points up.

"That is the only blot but I am not going to fall out with them about that."

One tactical switch that worked was switching Elliot Minchella from half-back to second row as he scored five tries.

Kear said of Minchella: "We wanted to have a look at him as an edge player and he did very well indeed.

"Brandon Pickersgill (who started at scrum half) has had a great pre-season and played last week at York and here and it is reassuring that you have good cover.

"It is good to know if Gregg McNally or Joe Keyes or Dane has a knock – and you can multiply that for most positions."