Cullen Previews BroncosPaul Cullen preview the Wolves trip to Griffin Park in the third round of Super League this weekend.DIFFICULT GAME AGAINST LEEDS RHINOS WITH 12 MEN, WHAT POSITIVES DID YOU TAKE FROM THE GAME?The positives that I would take from the game are the quality of the tries that we scored, whilst one man down. The fighting spirit that kept a high quality Leeds Rhinos side to a 10-point margin. If we consider what Leeds did to Hull seven days later it shows when our discipline reaches the required standard we are more than capable of competition with the best teams in the competition.NICK FOZZARD RECEIVED A ONE MATCH BAN FOR AN ALLEGED HIGH TACKLE, OTHER CLUBS WHOSE PLAYERS RECEIVED A BAN IN ROUND 2 HAVE USED THAT BAN IN THEIR U21S GAME, TO INSURE THAT PLAYERS ARE BACK FOR ROUND 3. DO YOU THINK THAT NICK'S BAN WAS FAIR AND ARE YOU USING THE U21S GAME FOR THE BAN? DO YOU THINK THAT THIS IDEA IS ABUSING THE SYSTEM?We received a very fair hearing at the RFL Head Quarters. Although Nick was sent off for something he didn't do, he wasn't sent off for something he did do. The loophole is there; I make no apologies for using it, although I don't expect it to be there for much longer.DO YOU THINK HAVING A WEEK OFF HAS BEEN HELPFUL IN YOUR PREPARATION FOR THIS WEEKEND'S GAME AGAINST LONDON BRONCOS, OR WOULD YOU RATHER BE INTO THE SWING OF SUPER LEAGUE ACTION?We have to make it helpful. I did consider re-arranging games and then decided against it after assessing our injury situation post Bradford, post Huddersfield and then last week post Leeds. If we had played last weekend then a number of our players would have been at a disadvantage, which also applies to the Broncos and this should provide a tough competitive game that we are expecting.LONDON ARE A SIDE KNOWN FOR ITS AUSSIE IMPORTS, THIS SEASON THE BALANCE HAS CHANGED AND THEY HAVE BROUGHT IN MORE BRITISH PLAYERS LIKE YOUR FORMER WHITEHAVEN PLAYER ROB PURDHAM. DO YOU THINK THAT THE RULING TO LOWER THE NUMBER OF AUSSIE IMPORTS OVER THE NEXT TWO SEASONS IS THE RIGHT WAY TO GO? I think this is absolutely the right way to go and whilst London have made great strides in recruiting their overseas players they are still now more than double everyone else. Which is almost acceptable when there is no relegation system in place, but it is unfair and undemocratic when the existence of other clubs maybe in doubt if they are relegated.
21, Mar, 2003