Ebon Scurr has signed a new two-year deal with the Bradford Bulls, fending off interest from Hull FC and St Helens in the process.
The Bradford Academy product burst onto the scene in 2019, making his debut against Barrow Raiders before becoming an ever present in 2020.
Scurr has made 16 appearances in 2021, scoring three tries and the club have fought off interest from a number of Super League clubs for the young forward’s signature.
Bradford boss John Kear has spoken of his delight – having seen the club tie a homegrown product down to another two years despite interest.
“I am absolutely delighted, it has been well documented that there have been Super League clubs interested in Ebon and I understand why, but I am absolutely delighted to have got his signature for two years,” said Kear, who is sponsored by Bradford Bulls Banter.
“That in itself is a bonus because one, he is a very good rugby league player and two, he came through our system so it is good to show we can hang on to these players despite Super League interest.
“Ebon knows the two years brings stability, I have spoken to him about where I feel he can improve, he knows where he can improve also and it is about putting those strategies into practice.
“He will have to train well in pre-season and perform well in the trial games as unlike last year, we have competition in every position which gives me a great deal of joy.”