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Bradford bring in Barlow

Bradford have confirmed the signing of former Sheffield, Halifax, Featherstone and Leigh forward Sam Barlow on a one-year deal.

The 31-year-old recently confirmed he was looking for a way back into the game, after serving a four year ban for assaulting an anti-doping official.

He has been training with former club ‘Fax since October in the aim of earning a permanent contract, but has now agreed a deal with the Bulls.

Before his ban, Barlow was considered one of the most talented forwards outside of Super League, making over 150 appearances for his four clubs and earning several caps for Scotland.

“What we are getting is a very good rugby league player who we need in that middle channel,” Bradford head coach John Kear told the Bulls’ club website. “I am delighted we got the deal over the line because he can add something to us in the Championship.

“He has had many years at the elite end at the Championship, we will see a really big plus point and we can see the best of Sam Barlow through next season.”

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