30 Sep 2020
BACK FOR GOOD! RHYS RETURNS ON TWO-YEAR DEAL
WE are delighted to announce Rhys Evans will return to the club on a permanent deal - having put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal!
The 27-year-old became a Bull in 2019 - impressing as John Kear's side narrowly missed out on a play-off berth before moving to Betfred Super League outfit Leeds Rhinos.
Welsh international Evans returned to the club before the season's curtailment on a month-long loan but now becomes the 19th player to be announced as part of Kear's roster in 2021.
The outside back has spoken of his delight at securing a return to the club - and believes Kear's men can kick on next term.
“It is really good to have signed for the next two years - I am looking forward to starting back with the lads once I have finished the season at Leeds and getting stuck into pre-season,” said Evans.
“John has made some really exciting signings the likes of Danny Brough and Aaron Murphy will only make the squad better as well as re-signing a lot of the younger lads who were already really competitive players.
“I had a bit of an injury hit year in 2019 so having that security of a two-year deal means I can really get my head down and look to kick on in a Bradford shirt and hopefully we can build on the success we had before COVID.”
The Bradford boss believes the Bulls will benefit from an extended Evans stay - praising the centre's work ethic in attack and defence.
"Rhys wants that stability [of a two-year deal] and have it at a club where he knows playing well and being fit will get him in the team," said Kear, who is sponsored by Bradford Bulls Banter.
"I know he is really looking forward to that and belonging to a group for a sustained period - he will benefit from and we will benefit from him for sure.
"He is a great defender - one of the reasons I like him so much is when he plays on our right edge he locks it up, he makes it pretty solid and difficult to break down.
"He has a tremendous work ethic, he is happy to bring the ball out from the back and happy to get his knees dirty.
"I am very happy with where the squad is at, we have nailed down some quality players and I am pretty confident we can do ourselves justice next year - I just cannot wait till we are back out there!"