St Helens sign teenager James Bentley from Bradford Bulls
Last Updated: 14/08/17 3:34pm
St Helens have signed 19-year-old back row James Bentley on a three-year deal from Bradford Bulls.
Bentley, who made his debut for Bradford against Oldham last season, scored 15 tries in 23 appearances and was one of the Bulls' standout players in the Championship.
"James is a quality young player and we are pleased to bring him to the club," Saints head coach Justin Holbrook said. "He's powerful, strong and is consistent in his performances week in week out.
"He knows he has a lot of improvement in him too and he's looking forward to developing in our system."
Bentley added: It was a big decision to leave, an emotional one as well but I am looking forward to be playing at the top level. It is a decision I've made to further my career.
"I'm expecting the step up to be hard, it's going to be a lot faster and a lot tougher."