Leeds Rhinos youngsters Corey Johnson and Muizz Mustapha have joined Bradford Bulls on loan.
The duo could make their Betfred Championship debuts this Sunday when John Kear’s side kick off their new season at Dewsbury Rams.
Both players featured for the Rhinos against the Bulls last Sunday at Odsal and they have now joined the Bulls as part of a bigger partnership between the two West Yorkshire rivals.
Leeds Rhinos’ Chief Executive Gary Hetherington said on the partnership back in December: “Fans of both clubs will remember fondly the rivalry we had a number of years ago when we were selling out Headingley and Odsal on a regular basis for our clashes. More recently, a spirit of camaraderie was even more evident when Bulls fans joined our own Rhinos fans to support Rob Burrow back at the start of the 2020 season. The aim of our new community engagement project is to combine our efforts and expertise to introduce boys, girls, men and women to Rugby League many of whom have not seen a path to the game in the past.
“Rugby League offers more opportunities now than ever before to get involved whether that is junior rugby for boys and girls, men’s and women’s senior competitions and mixed wheelchair sides plus Physical Disability and Learning Disability teams and Masters Rugby League for older players. Our partnership will be able to give access to all of those options and in addition we are also able to offer even more women’s sport with Yorkshire’s only elite netball team, Rhinos Netball, now playing in the Vitality Super League.
“But we also need new fans as well and those who come into contact with our Foundations through this project will also get the chance to see live Rugby League at Headingley or Odsal, many for the first time in their lives.”