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Championship contenders bring in two Super League loanees to bolster squad

Bradford Bulls are one of just two Championship sides that don’t play today as they’re set to play on Monday night against West Yorkshire rivals Halifax.

The Bulls sit 6th in the table and a win over 5th placed Halifax would launch them up the table.

Mark Dunning’s side won at the weekend in the Challenge Cup but are coming off a huge loss to Keighley in the league, prompting major shake-ups.

Those changes come in the shape of recruiting two Super League talents on loan to bolster their squad.

Huddersfield Giants have been loaning players out for fun and they now loan out front row forward Jack Bibby to the Bulls.

The 21-year-old joins alongside 24-yer-old Rob Butler from Wakefield Trinity, another prop, showing that the Bulls are aiming to bolster their pack massively.

The club announced the signings via their website and head coach Mark Dunning commented on both players.

“We have been working really hard, looking at permanent/loan signings as well as dual registration, I am delighted we have been able to bring in Jack Bibby on loan from Huddersfield Giants and Rob Butler from Wakefield Trinity who will add some strength in depth and competition to our middles.

“Particularly with the suspensions and the well documented injury to Michael Lawrence, we are down in that area and they come in full of energy and they are really committed and excited about joining us and we welcome them with open arms.

“There’s always potential to do a deal but all parties have to be receptive, we will get both of them in the building and see how they fit and take things from there, there is no pressure on either.

“We are still looking at a number of players and seeing if we can do deals where we can, we are looking for the right fit for us and give us what we need. That is the whole deliberation and due diligence you do when it comes to doing recruitment properly.”

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