Bradford Bulls boss opens up on “transfer fee” for Huddersfield Giants signing and paying for visa for star signing

Bradford Bulls have an exciting season ahead.

They have brought in the likes of Leeds Rhinos duo Jack Walker and Bodene Thompson.

As well this, they have brought in Huddersfield Giants veteran Michael Lawrence.

However, there has been one major exit though it won’t come until 2024.

This was of course George Flanagan Jr who will join the Huddersfield Giants in 2024 after starting his career with the Bulls.

At least the Bulls were given a fee for Flanagan, though new coach Mark Dunning revealed he does not know what the fee was as he said on Bulls TV:

“That deal was done at board level. So I wasn’t involved in it. So I don’t know but have constant recruitment and retention meetings.”

Though it will have helped the situation with new signing from Papua New Guinea Keven Appu with Dunning confirming that: “We’ve paid to fast track his visa.”

Dunning also opened up on the offer he made to Flanagan before he chose to move to Bradford:

“Yeah I’m as disappointed as anyone to see him leaving, one of the first things we did was to other George and others new contracts. George has a burning ambition to go to a full time environment and an opportunity arose at Huddersfield. He knows has a short career.

“We offered him a new contract, but he felt it was right to accept the offer from Huddersfield. We don’t like it but we understand it.

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