Cullens CommentCoach Paul Cullen looks back at the two points gained over the Huddersfield Giants and looks towards a busy Easter period.HAPPY WITH THE TWO POINTS?Satisfied at the way we dug in and fought for the win. All the balls did not stick but we responded in a manner that was technically and tactically good enough to deserve 2 points. WAS IT TOUGH GOING IN PARTICULAR IN DEFENCE OF OUR LINE IN THE LAST 20 MINUTES?It was tough going defending our line for almost 80 minutes. The best team never loses in a contest; we handled the negatives far better than they did. ANY COMMENT ON THE 40/20 THAT WASN'T?It was and it wasn't. The video clearly shows that the touch judge's guesstimate from 45m away was wrong, just as the video shows that the same touch judges guesstimate that Henry Faafili stepped in touch from 35m away was wrong. Negatives happen in a game, human error is a part of sport and we handled the situations very professionally.WHERE YOU PLEASED WITH CHRIS BRIDGE'S DEBUT?He worked very hard for a full 80 minutes, the first time for over 6 months. Chris is the 4th half back we have had to use on our left edgein 6 games and will take time to become fully match fit and connect fluently within the team. WHAT PREPARATION IS IN PLACE FOR THE TWO GAMES IN FOUR DAYS?Most of the physical preparation is already in the bank, the short turn around steals recovery time, which is the greatest issue! TWO TOUGH MATCHES; FIRST WITH SALFORD WHO ARE ON LEVEL POINTS WITH USE AND THEN WIDNES WHO ARE JUST BELOW US IN THE TABLE. WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING FROM THE ENCOUNTERS? Games that can shape our season, Salford are a much improved unit than last year and our defeat over Easter to Widnes, saved their season and ruined ours! HOW IS PAUL NOONE RECOVERING FROM HIS ARTHOSCOPE?As well as can be expected, he is back in the gym pushing himself to the limits. WHAT IS THE INJURY NEWS THIS WEEK? EXPECTING ANY BACK?Mark Hilton is rated as doubtful, he was withdrawn injured after 15 minutes against Huddersfield and could not return. The young props that rotated against a tough Giants pack did very well in his absence.Paul Wood, who withdrew just before kick off with a stomach complaint is expected to be available.
22, Mar, 2005