Bradford sign Leeds youngsters

Bradford Bulls have announced the signing of England Academy internationals Joe Burton and Rian Rowley from Leeds Rhinos.

Both will feature for the U19s next season, and are hopeful of securing first team action.

18-year-old Burton is a Full Back who offers a utility option across the back-line. Meanwhile Rowley is a forward who hopes to add more power to the pack.

Burton told the club website: “I am very pleased to have joined Bradford, I think it is a great opportunity for me to develop as a player at a club which is of Super League Standard.

“The Academy production line here is one of the main reasons I joined Bradford – I really like how the club gives opportunities to young players and there are plenty of opportunities to progress into the first team.

“I want to make a good impression in 2021, show what I can do and earn a first team contract with the Bulls.”

Fellow new recruit Rowley added:“I am really pleased to have been given a chance at such a big club like Bradford that has a lot of history and enjoyed great success.

“The club has produced some of the best players in the world through its Academy system which excites me and motivates me to work as hard as possible.

“Next year I am hoping to continue to develop my own game and to work hard for a first team spot.”