Bradford Bulls sign Super League forward

In Super League, Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC and Huddersfield Giants have all completed major signings for the 2024 season but one of the busiest teams has been Hull KR.

The Robins drafted in former Castleford Tigers and Hull FC target AJ Wallace from Bradford Bulls, Peta Hiku from North Queensland, Oliver Gildart – who is currently at Leigh Leopards – and Niall Evalds.

But recruitment is a two way street and you prop Dan Okoro has now signed a permanent deal with Bradford Bulls after impressing on loan.

The 20-year-old arrived at the Bulls on loan midway through the current season from Super League outfit Hull Kingston Rovers, and made his debut in the 44-18 win over Whitehaven in July.

The Nigerian international becomes the 15th confirmed member of Eamon O’Carroll’s side for 2024, having made his loan move permanent.

And Okoro insists it was an “obvious decision” to make, paying tribute to the Bradford fans who he believes are “the best fans in the league”.

“It was an obvious decision for me, I have really enjoyed my time here so far and the staff and players have been class welcoming me,” said Okoro, who is sponsored by 1st Safari Thornton Lodge Nursery.

“I have been able to learn from the likes of Michael Lawrence and there is a lot of competition for places which only makes us train harder to get the shirt.

“I am really excited about the direction the club is heading both on and off the pitch, it would be silly not to want to be a part of that.

“From what I have seen Bradford hands down have the best fans in the whole league, so I am looking forward to the next 12 months playing more in front of them!”

Incoming Head Coach Eamon O’Carroll said:

“Dan has all the attributes to be a very good front rower in this competition. Speaking with Brian and Lee, they both think very highly of Dan.”

“For a front rower, he is still very young and I feel this next 12 months can be the start for him to reach his true potential and really kick on.”