Bradford Bulls have signed George Roby and Fenton Rogers from Huddersfield Giants on season-long loan deals.
Roby, 20, joins the Bulls on the back of a successful 2022 season with Swinton that saw him help the Lions win promotion back to the Championship – with the young hooker also being voted the Betfred League One Young Player of the Year.
Rogers, 19, is an emerging front row talent who has experience in the sport’s second tier courtesy of a spell at Oldham RLFC – before a stint in League One with Rochdale Hornets this term.
Bradford head coach Mark Dunning insists the duo will challenge and provide stiff competition for first team spots – complimenting the players already in the building for 2023.
“I am really pleased, both players are going to compliment what we’ve already got, they will align themselves to the group nicely and provide stiff competition to those we already have in the building,” said Dunning.
“I see Fenton challenging the likes of Marcus Green and George I see coming in and really putting pressure on George Flanagan and the other options we have at 9 to play as many minutes as he can in there.
“Both are really competitive young men who are really well thought of by Ian Watson and Huddersfield and we look forward to welcoming them into our group.
“George is a good young player who excelled at Swinton, won the Young Player of the Year Award for League One and he is a player we have monitored for a while.
“Fenton too, we tried to sign him as a Scholar – they are two young players I know quite well and two players I am excited to be joining us.
“Fenton is a really dynamic, aggressive young man who likes the physicality of the game, we have to nurture that and channel it into the right direction but he will bring bundles of energy and will challenge those in the group already.”