10 bulls in 10 days for Kevin Connolly
? ROCKHAMPTON bull rider, Kevin Connolly, has made the right moves so far, but faces some tough challenges to seal an Australian title this year.
Connolly is the man to catch in the race for the Australian title and he has 10 bulls in 10 days to prove he is the best.
One of the toughest riders on a tough circuit, Connolly leads the Australian title hunt by 520 points ahead of Ayr's Budd Williamson, followed by St George's Al Southern, Rockhampton's Anthony Everingham with Gracemere's Ben Seeds, rounding off the top five.
Competitors must compete in the Superbull Series to have their shot at the Australian title.
Seeds is the man to catch in the Superbull, which involves the rounds contested at Rockhampton's Great Western Hotel.
He is clinging to the Superbull lead by just one ride and expects the last two rounds to be tough considering the calibre of bulls.
"You just don't let anything stress you out and hope it all turns out good,'' Seeds said.
Seeds, 20, wants a big finish to end a mixed season.
"I'm not really happy (with the season) ? I rode a few bulls, but haven't won much money wise,'' he said.
Bullriding Australia sport development director, Glen Young, is well aware of the quality hailing from Central Queensland and rates Connolly as in the best form he had ever seen any rider at this time of year.
However, in this game anything can happen and there will be some sore bodies after the final round.
"Hopefully some pockets would be filled with money,'' Young said.