This is the Bulls vintage of 2008 which expectant hooker Terry Newton reckons is going to be a fine-tasting year.

Bradford lined up for their squad photo at Grattan Stadium yesterday with the big Super League kick-off now less than three weeks away.

New faces such as Ben Jeffries, Paul Sykes, Semi Tadulala - sporting a huge dent in his cheekbone following injury at the weekend - and Chris Nero all stood to attention for our snappers.

Looking around at such talent was enough for Newton, 29, to admit he has high hopes of finally ending his Super League duck in the campaign ahead. A loser in four Grand Finals, including the inaugural event with Leeds a decade ago and three more in Wigan colours, the Great Britain ace believes he is now in a position to secure his first winners' ring.

"I'm probably getting towards the back end of my career," said Newton. "I've wanted to win a Grand Final since it kicked off and hopefully I can do it this year.

"We've made some exceptional signings. We've just got to gel well and, if we can do that, there is no reason why we can't win trophies this year."

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