IT MAY have been 275 days since Dane Chisholm last pulled on a Bulls jersey in anger but it did not take him long to get back in the old routine.

Chisholm, who is on the comeback trail after major knee surgery last summer, played the last half hour in the Challenge Cup tie against West Wales Raiders

The 27-year-old Australian scored a try and came through without a hitch in his side's 82-6 romp.

Chisholm said: "If it was going to go it was going to go – but it was good to get back out there and test the knee in a full-contact game and come off unscathed."

Bulls coach John Kear admitted ahead of the game that he would be nervous watching one of his star men get back in meaningful action.

He kept the former Sheffield Eagles and Melbourne Storm player waiting for his return – a mammoth 512 days since he last played for the Bulls at Odsal.

French international Chisholm said: "The first half I kept warming up, thinking I was going to go on pretty soon.

"It got to three minutes (to half-time) and I was thinking 'surely'. Then I got cold and went back in and John eventually said 'go and warm up and you will be on in five minutes'."

Any nerves soon disappeared for Kear and Chisholm, who said: "I had a carry early on and ran into a few big boys and then I got straight back into it like I hadn't been away at all.

"I have been pretty relaxed about it all and my leg feels strong. It is the same size as the other one and the strength feels the same.

"I have done all my rehab' and now I just hope that I can have a strong season."

The Bulls are in tonight's draw for the fourth round of the Challenge Cup and Chisholm, like a few of the other Bulls players, is being guarded as to who they want.

Kear will just be happy with a home tie as the Championship clubs enter the fray.

But Chisholm is looking further ahead and said: "It would be awesome to get a Super League team here in the Challenge Cup if we keep going.

"Let's fill these stands up and get the atmosphere back to how it used to be."