Bradford Bulls have announced the signing of Warrington forward Jacob Gannon on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Jacob, the brother of Leeds Rhinos’ star Morgan and son of former Super League forward Jim Gannon, has previously featured for the England Academy side and spent the latter stages of the 2021 campaign on loan at Betfred Championship outfit York City Knights.
Gannon, who can play as a front row forward or at 13, will be available for selection ahead of this weekend’s trip to tackle Barrow Raiders.
Bradford said: “We are looking forward to Jacob’s energy and youthful exuberance bolstering our pack for the remainder of the 2022 season.”
Meanwhile, Warrington target Matt Dufty is set for an immediate Super League move.
His current club Canterbury Bulldogs said this this morning:
“Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have granted Matt Dufty an early release effective immediately, to take up an opportunity in the Super League.
“We would like to thank Matt for his service and commitment to the club since he joined us at Belmore last November.
“The Bulldogs wish Matt and his family all the best in the future.”
The Sydney Morning Herald had previously revealed just how much it will take to lure the fullback halfway across the world.
The publication revealed the salaries of NRL players from a leaked document, with Dufty’s estimated wage standing at $350,000.
In British pound sterling, that figure would equate to almost £200,000 which would take up a huge amount of Warrington’s salary cap on just one player.
Warrington have been on a huge transfer spree in recent days and weeks bringing in the likes of Thomas Mikaele, Gil Dudson, Sam Kasiano and Matty Nicholson.
Meanwhile, NRL recruits Paul Vaughan and Josh McGuire are set to link up with the Cheshire club in 2023 as part of Daryl Powell’s rejuvenation of the struggling side.
Warrington currently sit just four points above the relegation spot with Toulouse Olympique and Wakefield Trinity battling it out at the bottom of Super League in a bid to escape dropping down to the Championship.
Having said that, the Wolves currently sit just four points behind Hull FC in sixth – the last remaining play-off spot.