Bradford Bulls v Dewsbury Rams - Lee Greenwood not reading into early-season form
HEAD COACH Lee Greenwood is not reading too much into Bradford Bulls’ early-season form as he prepares his Dewsbury Rams side for Sunday’s West Yorkshire derby.
The Championship rivals will close out the round three action at the Tetley’s Stadium on Sunday evening, with the Rams just one of four sides left with a 100 per cent record after two games.
The Bulls lost 50-12 to Sheffield Eagles on the opening weekend before a narrow win over Halifax last week.
“You can’t get loads from the first few games because you don’t know the playing strength of everybody until you all play each other,” said Greenwood.
“What were the fancied teams at the start might not be that come seven or so games in.
“There are disparities in the money being spent but you can’t tell that in a lot of the games and that is how it should be.”
Dewsbury have won five of their last six Championship outings and Greenwood feels that is down to the confidence and hard work of his players.
He added: “The players are confident in their own ability. We know if we work hard in training and in games then we are good enough to take on some of these teams.
“That is what has happened. We are in a run of playing teams with bigger budgets than ours and who are a lot more fancied than us.
“When we get out there, we feel like we can take them on.”