Bradford re-sign Leeds centre on permanent deal

Bradford have re-signed centre Rhys Evans on a permanent deal from Leeds Rhinos.

The 27-year-old first joined the Bulls in 2019 but took the opportunity to link up with the Rhinos in Super League at the start of this season, before being loaned out to Bradford again.

He will now return to John Kear’s side on a permanent basis in 2021, after agreeing a two-year deal.

“It is really good to have signed for the next two years,” said Evans “I am looking forward to starting back with the lads once I have finished the season at Leeds and getting stuck into pre-season.

“John has made some really exciting signings. The likes of Danny Brough and Aaron Murphy will only make the squad better as well as re-signing a lot of the younger lads who were already really competitive players.

“I had a bit of an injury hit year in 2019 so having that security of a two-year deal means I can really get my head down and look to kick on in a Bradford shirt and hopefully we can build on the success we had before Covid-19.”

Bulls head coach Kear added: “Rhys wants that stability (of a two-year deal) and have it at a club where he knows playing well and being fit will get him in the team.

“He is a great defender – one of the reasons I like him so much is when he plays on our right edge he locks it up, he makes it pretty solid and difficult to break down.

“He has a tremendous work ethic, he is happy to bring the ball out from the back and happy to get his knees dirty.”

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