Dean Collis believes Saturday’s game against the Bulls will see two teams go head-to-head both feeling they have a point to prove.
Collis and the rest of the Wildcats squad have had almost two weeks to stew over the frustrating loss to Hull KR despite what was an impressive performance, whilst the Bulls were on the wrong end of a Sam Tomkins inspired Wigan last weekend.
For the Australian in his debut season it will be a first taste of a competitive West Yorkshire derby against the Bulls (kick-off: 7.45pm) , who he is sure will be smarting on the back of their own disappointment on home turf last time out.
However, Collis thinks not too much should be read into the heavy scoreline, such was the nature of the cherry and whites performance.
“We don’t get many Super League games back in Australia so I’ve not seen a lot of them,” admitted Collis.
“It’s just what I’ve seen in video and relying on the coaches and the other players.
“We saw clips of them against Wigan and Wigan were pretty red-hot so you can’t read too much into it.
“Playing them after a big defeat, they’re going to be fired up so it’s going to be tough.
“They’re going to come out with a massive point to prove and they’re probably a bit embarrassed about it.”
The centre is looking forward to getting back on the field, and making up for some lost time after last week’s enforced break and is hoping for more great support from the Wildcats fans after over 8,600 turned out for the home opener against the Robins.
“We had a tough game against Hull KR and I thought we had a chance to win so we’ve definitely got a point to prove,” said Collis.
“We had a good crowd here against Hull KR so it was disappointing not to get the win but hopefully we get a turn-out again and we get our first home win.
“It would have been nice to get out there and try and redeem ourselves. I thought there were good signs there and we definitely had the chance to win.
“The week off helped us get over a few things so it was good and bad in a way, but overall the boys are feeling pretty fresh this week so we’re firing to go.”
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