L'Estrange proud of Bradford
Bradford and Leeds will renew their rivalry on Sunday, with the atmosphere expected to be far less emotional than it was last time they met.
The April 6 meeting between the two at Odsal was by some expected to be Bradford's last, with an unpaid tax bill hanging over their heads and threatening their existence.
A passion-fuelled crowd of over 20,000 inspired the Bulls to a memorable win that night, though, with the whole occasion seeming to signal a change of fortunes for the club.
Since then they have established themselves as genuine play-off contenders and appear to have got on top of their money worries, with former chairman Chris Caisley returning to the helm to spearhead a revival.
And, for captain Heath L'Estrange, a feeling of pride consumes him when the thinks back to how his club have pulled together since that first Leeds game.
"There was a lot of hype leading up to that game. It was pretty emotional, we had about 20,000 there at Odsal under some bad circumstances. it's all different now," he said.
"It's brought us all together, all the boys. We've been grinding out our wins. We have a lot of faith in each other and we have got to keep it going to try and get one of those finals spots.
"I'm really proud of the boys, stepping up when we've been so low. A lot of people at the club have been looking after us with all the fundraisers and made sure we're still on the front foot."
A title winner with Manly during his time in Australia's NRL, worrying about whether or not wages would be paid was a new one for hooker L'Estrange.
That did not stop the younger players in the Bradford squad turning to him for guidance, though.
"It was a new experience," he said.
"Some of the boys looked at me to lead them through these dark periods and that was hard when you've not been through it before, but you've just got to do your best and have faith in the club, the people above you, that everything is going to go all right."
One by-product of Caisley's return to the club has been the speculation that he will look to bring Brian Noble, one of the club's greatest-ever coaches, back with him.
That would mean the end for current boss Mick Potter and, although not wanting to tell his employers what to do, L'Estrange is keen for his fellow countryman to remain in position.
"Mick has been awesome for us, especially for me." he said.
"I can talk to him about a lot of my game, I do a lot of my video with him and a lot of the boys, all the boys, have faith in him.
"I can't say what is going to happen, that's up to the club, but all the boys are behind Mick and hopefully we can get that play-off spot and then get him another couple of years."