Bradford Bulls announce departure of prop on season-long loan

Bradford Bulls have announced that youngster Bradley Ho has joined Betfred League One outfit Keighley Cougars on a season-long loan.

The Bradford Academy product, who features in the front row, enjoyed a successful loan spell at Coventry Bears in 2021 before going on to make his senior bow in the red, amber and black against Swinton Lions last August.

Brad will spend the year alongside former Bull Jake Webster – under the stewardship of another former Bull in Rhys Lovegrove.

Alongside Ho’s loan spell, the two sides share an agreement that any Cougar players seeking minutes will be available for Mark Dunning’s Reserve side in 2022.

The Bulls go into the 2022 Championship season flying under the radar with Leigh Centurions and Featherstone Rovers being given the favourites tag – and rightly so given the two sides’ spend compared to their rivals.

But John Kear is a formidable second-tier opponents, having been in the league for a number of years whilst Adrian Lam and Brian McDermott will be taking charge in the Championship for the first time ever – it’s destined to be one of the most anticipated second tier competitions of all time.