RHYS Evans insists Bulls' selection issues at centre have not contributed to their poor season.

Kieran Gill has probably been Bradford's standout player in the backs, but with Evans having been out for much of the campaign with an undisclosed medical issue, the likes of Matty Dawson-Jones, Elliot Kear and Aaron Murphy have had to fill in as the other centre, despite being specialists in other positions.

But Evans said: "I think Matty, Elliot and Aaron have done well in the centre when they've been picked there, and you have to remember they've all played there before.

"We've got a few in the backline that can play everywhere.

"That's part of being a team anyway, you'll have people missing through injury and illness, so you need others to step in."

Evans' twin brother Ben has already confirmed he will be joining Barrow for next season.

As for the joint vice-captain, whose contract runs out at the end of 2022, he said: "My future's not something we've discussed yet.

"The priority has just been to get back playing and I still want to focus on that right now.

"We'll see what will happen later in the season regarding my future."

The immediate future sees Bulls taking on Halifax at Headingley in the Summer Bash tomorrow.

Bradford have lost four in a row, with Fax on a run of just two defeats in their last 15 games.

The latter will go into tomorrow as big favourites, not that Evans is worried about that.

He said: "I think everyone is trying to raise each other's spirits at the moment, as the results this month have been disappointing.

"But we'll refocus and try to get ourselves pointing in the right direction again.

"I understand that Halifax are in form, but in a derby that goes out of the window.

"It's a big occasion, with it being the Summer Bash and the game on telly.

"We've got to put our best foot forward and put things right.

"Our focus is only ourselves, not Halifax, and making sure we perform."

Having been out since March, Evans made a gradual return with the reserves, before starting the last two games against London Broncos and Barrow.

He said: "Mark (Dunning) did a good job bringing me back.

"It was good to get minutes in my legs with the reserves and get back playing.

"Since I returned to the first team, we've been disappointing, but I think I've done okay.

"I've been fine too (health-wise) since coming back."

Evans will hope to stay in good health ahead of this autumn's World Cup.

The Welsh international said: "Everyone wants to see international rugby league, and the World Cup should be a real spectacle being in the UK.

"We (Wales) want to put our best foot forward and do ourselves justice in our group."

As well as his brother, Evans will be hoping to be selected alongside current Bulls squad members Kear, Ant Walker and Chester Butler.

He said: "There's a few of us here who play for Wales, which is nice, but there's other lads who I've known for years and gone through the age groups with, so it'll be nice to see them again too.

"It'll be a chance to work with John (Kear) again too, who I've played under at Wales and Bradford for years.

"We have a good relationship and know how we operate as a coach and a player."