ETHAN Ryan felt the Bulls blew their best chance of toppling runaway Championship winners Toronto.

The Bulls threatened to become only the second side this season to beat Brian McDermott’s Wolfpack when they led by 14 at half-time.

But Toronto rallied powerfully for a 25-20 win – a loss that left John Kear’s side with only a faint hope of still making the play-offs.

Ryan revealed the Bulls had hoped to catch the leaders at their most vulnerable having wrapped up top spot.

The leading try scorer said: “We had really targeted it and I’m gutted to fall short.

“We thought Toronto were going to be at their most gettable in this game.

“They have won the league leaders shield and had a couple of weeks off. We just looked at Sunday as the day we could have shocked them and come up with a result.

“At training, the mentality was like we were preparing for a Grand Final. John was building it up like the Leeds game with us.

“We all set individual targets and read them out to the group. The majority of us did carry them out – there were just a couple errors here and there but that costs you.

“Toronto have blown this league away and it’s tough to keep up with them.”