Cullens CommentPaul Cullen gives his view on the past few games and discusses injured players Simon Grix and Daryl Cardiss.EIGHT WINS OUT OF NINE, YOU MUST BE IMPRESSED WITH YOUR CHARGES?They have handled everything that has been thrown at them recently, they are confident in the support that has been afforded to them and that is reflected in the way they are managing the negatives that occur in professional sport.They are respecting the form of our opponents and their ability play at this level and the fact that decisions often go against us, they are soaking up that punishment and fighting back with spirit and style. YOU MENTIONED PAUL NOONE NEEDS GAME TIME; DOES THAT CREATE A PROBLEM WITH THE FORM OF THE BACK ROW?On the contrary, it means that the current back row is in great form and good health.It is a positive statement when your players do not need or want to come off the field. DARYL CARDISS RETURNED TO U21 ACTION LAST WEEK HOW2 FAR FROM FIRST TEAM CONTENTION IS HE?That was his first full game for over 9 months and for a player of Daryl's standard, academy football is seen as a training run. He enjoyed his return to a team environment as opposed to the months of isolation in rehabilitation. His health and form will be monitored and when fully fit he will be considered for selection. HOW IS SIMON GRIX'S RECOVERY PROGRESSING FOLLOWING HIS OPERATION?He has returned to active rehabilitation and is able to weight bear whilst running, but not at full throttle. As with Daryl Cardiss we will err on the side of caution.IS IT DIFFICULT AS A COACH TO TELL YOUR SQUAD OF NEW SIGNINGS FOR 2006 WHEN YOU KNOW IT MAY MEAN SOME OF THE SQUAD WILL BE DISPLACED? No because we have not made any signings for 2006 as yet. A MASSIVE GAME ON SUNDAY, DOES HUDDERSFIELD'S DEFEAT AT THE HANDS OF WIDNES AFFECT YOUR PREPARATION? No, why should it?No more than our victory over Wakefield should disrupt theirs. We will focus on disrupting their go forward and their kicking game, whilst attempting to prevent them from disrupting ours.
02, Jun, 2005