Lucas Walshaw, who is capable of playing second-row and centre, has played first grade rugby league for over a decade.
He made his debut at Wakefield Trinity back in 2011 and in a four year span made 23 appearances and crossed for two tries.
However, he also spent time at Doncaster and Dewsbury Rams on loan where he impressed.
In fact, at Doncaster he scored a try every other game in his brief spell at the club whilst in 2013 he scored a try every three games.
After starring in the Championship, he joined Bradford Bulls in 2015 but he couldn’t seem to escape playing for his hometown team Dewsbury returning to the club on loan in 2015 and 2016 and in 2017 he finally joined the club permanently after playing over 30 games for the club in four different seasons.
He went on to play 82 more games for the Rams prior to leaving the club for their biggest rivals Batley Bulldogs in 2020 and has helped establish them as a mainstay in the top six even making the Championship Grand Final in 2022.
Described as the “biggest Bulldog of all” by the club, they have confirmed that Walshaw will be staying at Mount Pleasant in 2023.
The Bulldogs have also retained the likes of Ben White and brought Keegan Hirst out of retirement.
They have signed Josh Woods from Newcastle Thunder and Elliot Kear from Bradford Bulls as they deal with the loss of Tom Gilmore to Widnes Vikings and Luke Hooley to Leeds Rhinos.