DISAPPOINTED John Kear reflected on the Bulls’ first loss of the year and admitted: “It didn’t resemble a game of rugby league.”

Bradford went down 24-10 at Sheffield as the Eagles came from behind with 24 unanswered points.

The Bulls had to play the last half hour with a man down after James Green was sent off and were dominated by the home side.

Kear said: “It was the manner of the defeat that’s most disappointing.

“Sheffield took us on up the middle and beat us there, no doubt about that.

“We became frustrated at the lack of possession because we hardly had any ball. We were frustrated with some of the official’s decisions and we lost our discipline.

“Consequently from when we went 10-up, they’ve had twice as much ball as we’ve had.

“It was a game of attack v defence and ultimately we’ve broken. I just didn’t feel there was any control of matters.”

Green was red-carded allegedly for swinging a punch in a melee early in the second half. Sheffield’s Ben Blackmore was sin-binned in the same incident.

Jordan Lilley was later shown a yellow card for dissent to leave the Bulls finishing the game with only 11 on the pitch.

Kear added: “I’ll have to have a look at that (sending off). But obviously the ref saw something that not many other people saw.

“It was a little surreal, especially the last 40 minutes. It was a strange experience.”