Team of the Century scrum half Paul Deacon is looking to be more like his old self on Sunday in his second game after returning from injury.

The Bulls skipper admits he felt out of sorts against Leeds last week after more than a month on the sidelines with a niggly hamstring problem.

Deacon still played a significant role in the fiercely-contested 16-16 draw but conceded: "It felt like a loss after the way we played and, personally, I felt very disappointed after the game especially with my own performance.

"I felt a bit rusty out there having not played for five weeks and my kicking game wasn't up to its usual standards.

"Two went right down their throats and there were two missed goal-kicks that cost us in the end as well, so I wasn't happy.

"I'm hoping to be crisper on Sunday after another week's training and Catalans is a game we're looking forward to."

Deacon is currently the most accurate goal-kicker in Super League with an 81 per cent success rate.

He couldn't nail the vital last-minute conversion to win against Leeds but - ahead of the clash with Catalans - reckons the Bulls had done enough to take the points.

"I still believe we should have won that game," said the Great Britain man, who is now closing in on another record being just six goals short of a 1,000 career total.

"If it'd have been a boxing match and went on punches landed, we'd probably have won by a long shot. "The number of times we were held up or just short was unbelievable, especially compared to the chances they had but credit to Leeds, their scrambling defence was outstanding."

Deacon will have to be at his creative best to slay the Dragons. Sunday's visitors put their Challenge Cup final disappointment behind them with an impressive win over play-off chasing Wakefield last Saturday.

Catalans have also won at Wigan as well as stunning Saints recently to show their season isn't whimpering out.

Mick Potter's side made the Bulls sweat in Perpignan earlier this summer and Deacon admitted: "It was windy as hell over there and I can't remember playing in conditions like that before.

"They were hard, Catalans were tough and it proved a really good victory for us and a very important two points. We need another on Sunday."

The 28-year-old, approaching his Bulls testimonial season, was delighted to be voted as the club's best ever scrum half in last week's centenary celebrations.

"I was surprised more than anything," Deacon explained.

"When I first came to the club I thought there were two great half-backs already here in Robbie and Henry Paul. Robbie's in and I thought Henry might have got a shot as well and that's before everyone else you could mention.

"But, when you think about it, I reckon this Team of the Century is not just about being the best player but maybe also has a lot to do with what you've done for the club and things like that. I was still surprised though and chuffed to bits."

The Bulls have tied up the services of Wayne Godwin - but won't announce the deal until next month.

Hull confirmed today the England hooker will leave them at the end of the season just 12 months into a two-year contract. The signing of Australian Test ace Shaun Berrigan from Brisbane Broncos for 2008 means Godwin has been released and Bradford have snapped up the former Wigan man as a replacement for NRL-bound Ian Henderson.