ROWAN Milnes says he wants to develop his game further after his starring role in Bulls' Challenge Cup upset over Leeds Rhinos.

The 19-year-old says it was a dream come true to beat the Super League giants, some of whom he has grown up watching on television.

Milnes was superb against Rhinos, with four successful kicks out of four, as he took over duties with the boot from team-mate Elliot Minchella, who himself had missed his first two conversion attempts.

The scrum half says he has enjoyed a whirlwind 12 months at Odsal after making his first-team debut last year and is focused on developing at the club.

Academy product Milnes revealed all of the Bulls squad held a heart-to-heart meeting the night before their cup victory and wrote down the individual jobs they would do to help their team secure the upset.

He also heaped praise on the Bulls fans who turned up en masse for the giant-killing, with a crowd of 10,258 packing out Odsal.

Milnes said: “I don’t know what to say. I can’t believe it. I have never been involved in anything like that before.

“I was against players like Kallum Watkins. I have grown up watching him. It’s just crazy to be up against them.

“The Bulls fans are the best fans you could ask for.

“I’m confident with kicking when I keep practising doing it. It is no different to when I’m kicking in training to a match. If I wasn't playing against Leeds, being a Bradford lad I would have been in the stands.

“We were confident we could win all along.

“We had a team meeting on Friday night and each of us wrote down on a sheet of paper what we were going to do in the game.

“We are a young side but we do have some experienced heads. Elliot Minchella is 23 but he has been playing for six years.

“I can’t believe it. Twelve months after making my debut, I’m involved in this type of game. I was in the Under-19s first, it’s been a whirlwind 12 months for me.

“I just want to keep on developing and get better and better.”

Milnes is continuing a good season at Bulls after head coach John Kear heaped praise on the youngster last month.

Kear said Milnes can be the future of the club and be their half-back for the next eight to 10 years.

The coach demonstrated his faith in the youngster by allowing senior player Dane Chisholm to go on loan to Featherstone, a move which the Aussie half-back has since turned into a permanent deal.

After the Rhinos were humbled by the Bulls on Saturday, Kear branded Milnes as 'Mr Cool' and said the club has a "very special kid on their hands".

Milnes will now hope to make a similar cup impact when Bulls host Halifax in the quarter-finals.