Super League: Bradford Bulls' Jamie Foster open to rugby union switch
Last Updated: 24/06/14 5:46pm
Bradford Bulls’ goal-kicking winger Jamie Foster admits he could make the switch to rugby union should the fallen rugby league giants be relegated.
The Bulls, who have been docked six points this season, are staring relegation in the face following last Thursday’s heavy home defeat to Hull KR.
The former St Helens and Hull KR man is focused on helping the Bulls retain their top-flight place although he also has one eye on the future and where he could be playing next season.
The main interest I’ve had is from the other code. Rugby league is where my heart is but rugby union is where the salaries are - and that’s the truth.
Foster has never played union, although he brings an excellent goal-kicking record to the table and feels he could emulate the likes of Stephen Myler, who has excelled at Northampton.
“It’s a tricky task to stay up but we still believe we can do it,” Foster told the T&A. “That’s everyone’s focus but it’s always nice to have a bit of interest from other clubs.
“I’m fortunate enough that there has been a bit of interest and a few enquiries made, although I’m trying to keep fully focused on Bradford.
“The main interest I’ve had is from the other code. Rugby league is where my heart is but rugby union is where the salaries are - and that’s the truth.
“I’ve been kicking goals with a conversion rate of over 80 per cent for the last four years and maybe, with the balls they use in rugby union, I could improve on that further to maybe 90 per cent.
“Stephen Myler moved from rugby league and has done well at Northampton and Kyle Eastmond has done it too. I’ve not played union before but I would play wing or full back and have started watching it more regularly.”