THE Bulls must avoid getting bitten by the “dangerous” Lions as they hunt down the play-offs.

John Kear’s resurgent men moved within striking distance of the top five with last week’s hugely impressive win in Toulouse.

They are now scenting a fourth straight win this weekend when Swinton come to Odsal, where the Bulls have not lost in the Championship since March.

But Swinton are also on a strong run after winning five of their last seven outings.

That has also included a victory in France with the only losses during that spell against the current top two Toronto and York.

So Kear will ensure his side are well prepared to avoid crashing back to earth with a nasty bump.

He said: “The players have been very good since coming back. They realised they did really well last week.

“But all that comes to nothing should we not perform in the same way on Sunday against a dangerous Swinton team.

“We have done a thorough review of our performance in the Toulouse game as individuals and a team and now on it’s the specifics of Swinton.

“They have hit some good form and are only two points behind Halifax in the league. They are a danger.”

The Bulls will again be missing George Flanagan, who finishes his two-match ban, and injured captain Steve Crossley.

Confidence is high as they sit just two points off the top five with seven games left.

Kear added: “We’ve got to make sure we keep our standards – and we have had good standards at home.

“We’ve only lost two league games all season and we’ve been playing well. We’ve also had a little Challenge Cup run at home that we did pretty well in.

“We’re in decent shape. But we’ve got to make sure that we’re focused, that we’re intense in our preparation and give Swinton the respect they deserve.

“They are a very good rugby playing team and in dry, good weather, which is what it is forecast to be, they will be very dangerous.

“We’ll have to be on point defensively and offensively.”