Bradford sign four players on loan from Leeds
By Charlotte Bates
Last Updated: 03/02/17 4:48pm
Bradford have signed four players on loan from Leeds, including England academy half-back Jordan Lilley.
Lilley, 20, who made 18 appearances in Super League in 2016 and played in the Rhinos' World Club Challenge clash with North Queensland, has moved to the re-formed Bulls on an initial one-month loan deal.
Hooker Sam Hallas, back rower Josh Jordan-Roberts and prop Mikolaj Oledzki will also join up with the Bulls on Thursday and will be in contention for a place in the squad to face Hull KR in Sunday's opening Kingstone Press Championship match.
Bradford co-owner Andrew Chalmers said: "We are really pleased to announce a close collaboration with Leeds Rhinos that has enabled us to bring in some players with Super League experience.
"I'd like to thank Gary Hetherington for the help he has given us and we will look to continue to develop this relationship for the benefit of all the stakeholders."
Leeds chief executive Hetherington said: "We have a dual-registration agreement with Featherstone Rovers which works extremely well.
"That is unaltered, however we are looking to support Bradford Bulls where we can, both through their rugby department and off the field as well."