Bramald calls on his players to be aggressive against Toulouse

Matt Bramald.
Matt Bramald.
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HUNSLET HAWKS need to get out and “rattle” visitors Toulouse Olympique tomorrow.

That’s the message from coach Matt Bramald, who says his team are targeting a fast start to the Kingstone Press League One clash at South Leeds Stadium (3pm).

“We are going to have to be aggressive and go out and have a real go,” Bramald said.

“We have got to go at them, there is no point trying to contain them.

“We have to be positive and the start to the game is going to be massive.”

At the same time, the coach knows his men can’t give Toulouse, who have won four of their opening five games and pushed Wakefield Trinity Wildcats close in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup last Sunday, a head start.

“We also need to be solid in defence in the first 20,” he added.

“We don’t want to be 12-14 points down.

“They will be confident after their Cup game last week and if we allow them to play it is going to be tough.”

Toulouse lost 40-22 at Wakefield, but were only six points behind with seven minutes to go.

“They are probably the form team in the division,” observed Bramald, whose side are ninth in the table.

“We are going to have to be right on top of our game, but I don’t think it is beyond us to give a really good account of ourselves and come out of the game with some points.”