Leeds Rhinos halfback and Hull FC playmaker make short-term moves

Leeds Rhinos halfback David Gibbons has made the shot-term loan move to West Yorkshire side Bradford Bulls.

The Bulls go up against the Halifax Panthers this weekend, knowing that they are playing for nothing but pride whilst Fax are in with a shout of promotion to Super League if they continue in the same vein.

Whilst Myles Lawford and Sam Hallas played in the halves last weekend in the win over the York City Knights with aplomb, Bradford boss Mark Dunning has turned to the Rhinos in order to bring in a recognised partner.

And, Dunning also has Hull FC’s Jacob Hookem in his ranks after a loan agreement was struck with the Black and Whites last week, giving the Bulls even more choices

Bradford’s 21-man squad is as follows:

Joe Burton
Chester Butler
Steve Crossley
Matty Dawson-Jones
Brad England
Rhys Evans
George Flanagan
David Foggin-Johnston
Jacob Gannon
David Gibbons
Kieran Gill
Marcus Green
Sam Hallas
Micky Hoyle
Jacob Hookem
Elliot Kear
Samy Kibula
Ryan Millar
Ebon Scurr
Ant Walker
AJ Wallace

The Bulls have endured a difficult Championship season in 2022, sitting in ninth and way off the play-offs following a number of very disappointing defeats.

Of course, Bradford did part ways with veteran head coach John Kear, who is now head coach of the Widnes Vikings, earlier in the year which left Dunning with a massive job to do.

There is also expected to be a big turnover at Odsal with the departure of players set to go into double figures whilst the West Yorkshire club has already begun its recruitment with the signing of former Huddersfield Giants prop Chester Butler.

Jacob Gannon is also still on loan at Bradford having joined from the Warrington Wolves last month whilst the ever-impressive Brad England has been banned for one game.

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