JOHN Kear insists the Bulls’ play-off destiny has always been in their own hands.

They are one place off the Championship top five going into the final quarter of the regular season.

After hosting Swinton tomorrow, the next two games are against the top two.

“We’ve got a lot of rugby to be played,” said Kear.

“Obviously the win against Toulouse has put us in a very good position two points outside the play-offs and we’ve got some teams up there to play, so they become four-pointers.

“We’re in a good place but we cannot take the foot of the accelerator if we want to achieve a place in the play-offs.”

The Bulls have won all three games since Joe Keyes and Jy Hitchcox returned from their lengthy injury absence. Rhys Evans plays for the reserves tomorrow – his first action for nearly three months.

Kear added: “We’ve tried to look at the big picture.

“We’ve done it tough with injuries and we always said that when we get players back we would improve.

“That has been proved with Keyes and Hitchcox. Hopefully when we get Rhys Evans back and James Green there will be further improvement in us.

“It’s looking good but we can’t take our eye off the ball.”

Kear admitted the players lost “a fair amount” of fluid in the intense French heat but have suffered no after effects.

“We have a rehydration strategy and they were in fine form in training.”