Bradford Bulls set for more signings in Super League push

In Super League we have seen the likes of Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC and Hull KR involved in transfer announcements later.

But in the Championship things are just as interesting. Bradford Bulls made a number of statement signings ahead of 2023.

They brought in Leeds duo Jack Walker and Bodene Thompson – both of whom have left the club though Walker can return on loan when not needed at Hull KR – and Michael Lawrence from Huddersfield Giants.

However, the Bulls are still set to continue to look for new recruits.

This is because their CEO Jason Hirst has confirmed that the club is still looking.

He said in an update lately.

“There’s obviously been quite a few coming and goings lately, which isn’t unusual at this time of year. I personally assure you that we’re still actively in the market for new players, this season and beyond, as well as reviewing contracts with existing players.

“As recently announced, Lee Greenwood, supported by Brian Noble, remains in interim charge of our 1st Team, as we actively pursue filling our Head Coach vacancy for the 2024 season. I personally promise to provide updates as and when appropriate, whilst obviously respecting the confidentiality of perspective applicants.

“I’d also like to pay tribute to the Bradford Bulls Foundation for all they do in the community and in helping us to run 9 teams, which is a massive and unparalleled achievement for a part-time Championship club.”

The Bulls are chasing promotion and are one of a number of clubs who seem to think this is a great chance to gain promotion with the Championship looking very competitive.

This has been reiterated by interim head coach Lee Greenwood.

“We are looking at bringing in new faces,” he said to Telegraph and Argus.

“We’re light on front-rowers having lost three a couple of weeks back and we looked light on forwards on Monday, though we couldn’t get anyone in in time to face Widnes.

“That’s not why we lost but it did contribute.

“Anyone coming in has to be right for us though, we don’t want someone coming in short-term for one or two games.

“We’ll look at the existing squad first, as anyone we bring in has to be better than we’ve already got and we’d want them on a long-term or permanent deal.”