Bradford star Bentley joins St Helens

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook has confirmed that Bradford Bulls’ young star James Bentley will be joining the club in 2018.

Bentley has had a terrific debut season at the Bulls after coming through their academy and he has opted to join the Saints next season.

The back-rower has gained a lot of interest from numerous Super League clubs so it’s certainly not a surprise to see him make the move to the top tier.

“The young guy James Bentley who’s been having a real good season at Bradford will be coming on board next year,” Holbrook confirmed in a post-match interview with Wish FM after the loss to Hull FC.

“It’s really exciting for us that he chose our club. He had plenty of choices and opportunities so it’s good to have him on board.”