GEORGE Flanagan has challenged his Championship opponents to try stop him pulling off his trademark trick.

The experienced Bradford Bulls hooker has been known to favour a "show and go" dummy when near the opponents try-line.

And it nearly paid off for him against Swinton on Sunday.

Flanagan said: “I’m getting talked up a lot near that line, but there’s no secret behind it, I’ll try it every time and sometimes it pulls off, sometimes it doesn’t."

The hooker came onto the pitch for the first time last weekend on the 30th minute mark when Swinton were leading 12-6 and looked to be in control on the game.

Flanagan's appearance, as often is the case, stoked the fire in the Bulls who turned the game around to lead 14-12 at the break.

It was five minutes after the break when Flanagan attempted his favoured technique.

As the Bulls pushed to extend their lead, the ball landed in the hands of the hooker, who was within five metres of the Swinton try-line.

Cue Flanagan stepping to the left and showing a pass, before quickly swerving to the right and charging forward with the ball in an attempt to bamboozle the Lions defence.

The home side seemed perplexed at first, but scrambled back just in time to deny Flanagan the chance for a tricky try, by holding him up.

The Bulls hooker said: “When they’re talking you up, it makes me more determined to go. They know what I’m going to do, but they’ve just got to try stop me.”

Flanagan already has a try to his name this season, coming against Featherstone in the Bulls' first game of the Betfred Championship 2019.

This was a simpler, yet equally as effective, play from dummy half following good work from Dane Chisholm, showing the hooker isn't just a a one-trick-pony.

It remains to be seen whether the Flanagan will try the "show and go" again in a crunch tie against Sheffield Eagles on Friday evening.

But, the challenge has been set.