19th March 2014

IRELAND international Anthony Mullally has signed a new agreement with the Bulls, keeping him at The Provident Stadium for the remainder of 2014.

The 22-year-old front-rower has put pen to paper on a season-long loan deal with Francis Cummins’ side, after completing an initial month with the club.

As part of the agreement, the former Widnes Viking can be re-called as part of a 24-hour return clause.

“I am really enjoying it here and it will help me, in terms of my performances, knowing where I am going to be playing,” said Mullally, who has made a trio of appearances for the Bulls since arriving in February.

“I have had a good first month with the Bulls and am getting plenty of game time, which is fantastic.

“It is better for me because I know I am going to be here for the foreseeable future, rather than just another few weeks or so.

“I am committed to the Bradford cause and am very much looking forward to the challenges ahead.”

Mullally was ineligible to face his parent club last weekend, as the Bulls lost out to the Giants on home soil.

But the prop forward is in-line to return to action this weekend for Bradford’s trip to Hull Kingston Rovers.

He claimed the man of the match award following an impeccable performance during the Bulls’ victory over London Broncos earlier this month.

And head coach Cummins is delighted to hear that Mullally, who being proudly sponsored by George Timberley, is staying put.

He said: “The best way to learn about playing Super League is to go out there and do it.

“You can train and play all you want but unless you’re doing it then you’re not going to advance your career properly.

“Anthony has been good for us; he just needs to know what playing week in and week out is all about. He gets the chance do that with us now.

“I have been really impressed with him over the last four or five weeks and it is fantastic to have him on board for the foreseeable future.”