Bradford Bulls follow up Leeds Rhinos signings with important retention

Bradford Bulls have backed up their recent recruitment of Leeds Rhinos duo Bodene Thompson and Jack Walker with the retention of Michael Hoyle.

Hoyle joined the club towards the start of the 2022 season initially on trial from the Army as part of a new link-up between the club and the Armed Forces.

The forward impressed for the Reserves throughout the year and was awarded his first team bow against Featherstone in June, which was followed by a second first team appearance against Widnes in our final game of the season. Hoyle also featured and scored in the recent World Cup Warm Up fixture against Greece.

Micky is targeting more games for Mark Dunning in 2023 – and believes he can elevate his game from learning from the likes of new recruit Bodene Thompson.

“I am absolutely over the moon to be staying on at Bradford for another season, I feel this season has gone really well for me I have learnt a lot while I’ve been here,” said Hoyle, who is available for sponsorship in 2023.

“When I got the call from Mark a few days before the game against Featherstone and he told me I’d be making my debut it was a very proud moment for me and my family.

“It has been a dream of mine as a kid to play professional rugby and especially for it to be with the Bradford Bulls, the team I grew up supporting.

“My aim for next season is to put a stamp on a starting shirt and get a lot more game time as I feel I have got a lot more to offer the club and the team.

“I have learned a lot from the lads that have been at the club this season but having new players coming in that have played NRL and Super League I believe can help me take my game to another level by training and playing alongside them.”

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