ROBBIE PAUL is looking at tonight's Super League showdown at former club Bradford Bulls as just another game.
The New Zealand superstar is well aware the clash is being billed as `Robbie's Return', with the Giants scrum half making a first visit back to the club he served with distinction for 11 years.
That's also one of the reasons why it is being shown live on Sky TV (8.00).
But the 30-year-old believes there's far more important matters at stake and dismisses all the talk of tonight as being an emotional return as `nonsense'.
"To be honest, I've got a little fed up about people telling me how emotional tonight is going to be," he announced.
"I can assure them all it isn't. I'm a professional sportsman, and I would be letting myself down and letting my team down if I allowed emotion to take over.
"All this talk about my first return to Odsal being emotional is nonsense.
"And I also can't agree it will be strange playing against the Bulls.
"OK, it will seem weird going into the away dressing room, because in all the years I was at the club I don't think I've ever been in there.
"But it certainly won't be strange facing the Bradford players, because I've done that every day in training for the past 11 years. The most important thing about tonight is what the Giants do, not what Robbie Paul does.
"After losing our last two games, we need to put in a big team effort and do what we can to beat the Bulls. That's why tonight is just another game.
"The fact it's against Bradford Bulls doesn't make the slightest difference.
"They are just another Super League side who I want us to beat."
Paul will continue his partnership with Chris Thorman, but changes will be made from the side beaten 26-18 by Hull.
Fit-again Michael De Vere (dead leg) and Steve Snitch (virus) return in place of Paul Smith and Wayne McDonald.