THE Bulls face going into Sunday’s Odsal meeting with Toulouse without any of their half-backs.

Dane Chisholm took a bang on the kneecap in the York defeat which has left him doubtful for the weekend.

John Kear is already without Joe Keyes and Rohan Milnes through injury and Jordan Lilley is banned for the game following his yellow card for dissent against Sheffield.

Matty Wildie is expected to fill in, having played the role during pre-season, but Kear admits it is an unwanted pre-match puzzle as the Bulls look to return to winning ways following successive defeats.

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The Bulls coach said: “We went from having two of four half-backs to potentially none of them. There’s a little conundrum for us.

“We’ve practised with various combinations and if Chissy is fit and he plays, we’re certain we’ve got somebody good to partner him.

“If he isn’t right then I’m pretty sure we’ve got a good couple of halves who will come and do a job.

“They won’t be specialist halves but they are players I know can do a job – and I’m very confident they will do a job.”

Joe Keyes is getting closer to returning from his on-going back issue and Kear is targeting the Batley game a week on Sunday.

But Milnes faces another three weeks on the sidelines with his injured knee.

Kear added: “Rohan’s got a patella tendon injury. We didn’t think it would be very much but it’s looking like it will be a four-week job.

“It’s not good news but you get injuries in rugby league. It’s not a knee reconstruction or anything long term.

“It’s not one that will affect his confidence but it’s an inconvenience, not just for Rohan but us as a team because we won’t be able to consider him for the next three games.”