Bradford swoop for George


27th July 2013

Bradford Bulls have returned to Huddersfield Giants to complete their third signing for 2014.

Winger Luke George, 25, will join the Bulls on a two-year deal when his contract at the John Smith's Stadium expires at the end of the season.

He will join his Huddersfield team-mate Dale Ferguson and Warrington Wolves prop Garreth Carvell at Odsal.

Bradford coach Francis Cummins said: "You talk about building squads but Luke has got pace and can play wing as well as deputising in the centre.

"That versatility is important because we need competition for places in a squad that's not the biggest.

"He's got pace and a good carry and it's definitely a bonus for us that we've got someone else who can play a few positions and get over the try-line, which is the ultimate goal."

Despite an outstanding 2012 campaign in which he scored 15 Super League tries - including three hat-tricks in his first seven games - George has been used only sparingly by Huddersfield this season and had a spell on loan to Hull KR.

"I think it was time for me to move on," George said. "Franny has opened the door for me at Bradford and given me a really good opportunity to do something.

"The Bulls are a very prestigious club and have won every trophy possible.

"They've had a rough few years and not been as successful as they have in the past but you can see Franny is trying to move the club forward and get Bradford back to the top."

Cummins says he expects to make further signings before next Sunday's trip to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.