Batley sign former Hull centre

In July 2014, Jack Logan burst onto the scene as a spry teenager. The outside back looked like he could be one of Hull’s next great youngster. Things didn’t pan out for him at Hull and today it was announced he would be joining Batley Bulldogs.

In the early days of his career, he impressed at Hull. He scored 13 tries in 40 appearances for the Black and Whites including a hat-trick in the Hull derby which not only established him as one of Hull’s brightest youngsters but also cemented him as a fan favourite having put their rivals firmly to the sword.

A career that mirrored the likes of Jamie Shaul and Ben Crooks – both of whom played at Wembley for Hull just years after debuting for the club – looked on the cards. He even gained valuable experience in the Championship with Doncaster averaging more than a try per game for the club whilst on dual registration.

A spell at Toronto followed but unfortunately nothing stuck for the young centre who no doubt could still fashion a noteworthy career. His next chapter will begin at The Fox’s Biscuits Stadium with Batley Bulldogs alongside former Hull FC teammate Kieran Buchanan who played a key part in the move according to Logan: “It all happened really quickly. I spoke to Kieran early in the week and he put me in touch with Linners [Head Coach Craig Lingard]. 24 Hours later there was a deal signed. I’m very excited to be here and can’t wait to get going. Everyone has been really welcoming.”

The move is a major coup for the Bulldogs ahead of their first fixtures in almost a year with the Championship’s return on the horizon as well as a Challenge Cup Round 1 date away at Halifax on March 20th. Should his new club get through the early stages of the competition, he may well butt heads with former club Hull or another Super League team where his experience of the top-flight will be a key asset to the Bulldogs.

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