Cullens CommentPaul Cullen Comments on loss to Wigan last Saturday and looks towards a tough encounter with the London Broncos this Sunday at the Halliwell-Jones.DID THE BUBBLE BURST ON SATURDAY?Only if you live in one and we donĂt! It was simply one game too far, every one of our 11 victories over the last 3 months takes its toll and that was very evident at Wigan. We made the breaks in the positions and against the players that we had planned to but could not finish off the plays. That has as much to do with the circumstances that last week presented as it does with the desperation of our opponents situation.IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED THAT YOU EXPECTED WIGAN TO BE EASY IS THAT THE CASE?The suggestion is taken as an insult, we are on record as expecting a tough, physical and aggressive game from Wigan and that was proved to be correct.We never for one second expected them to perform like they did at Leeds, St Helens and Leigh because they were at home for the first time in a month and they were playing to avoid a bottom three position after this weekends games.This Wigan squad is still full of ex-internationals, current internationals and future internationals, and they just had enough of them left on their feet in the last 10 minutes to take the game back off us.THERE HAS BEEN TALK BY PLAYERS OF STRAYING FROM THE GAME PLAN. HOW DO YOU MAKE PLAYERS KEEP TO THE PLAN?Continually encouraging and educating players to take ownership of a game plan is the only way you can expect them to deliver it.An individual error rate like last weeks means that you waste so much energy defending there is not enough left to support the breaks through their line.WHY WHERE BRIERS, HILTON AND APPO MISSING FROM THE LINE UP AGAINST WIGAN?Because they were all injured.WE FACE A TRIUMPHANT LONDON THIS WEEKEND, DO YOU EXPECT A REPLAY OF THE FIRST ROUND OF SUPER LEAGUE X?We expect the Broncos to be as competent as they were 6 months ago. They have recruited a lot of very experienced NRL players who have made a massive impact on the way the Broncos play this year in comparison to last.WHAT IS THE CURRENT INJURY SITUATION?Lee Briers ThighMark Hilton BackJon Clarke CalfToa Kohe Love ChestNat Wood BackAll 5 are rated as doubtful for this weekend but are included in the initial 20 man squad to give them as much chance to recover in time as possible.WHO DO YOU EXPECT BACK THIS WEEKEND?Graham Appo.WHOĂS THE NEW WINGER THAT THE LEAGUE WEEKLY IS TALKING ABOUT?I have not read it.
14, Jul, 2005