Bradford sign Hunslet star George Flanagan

Drew Darbyshire

Bradford Bulls have signed Hunslet hooker George Flanagan on a two-year deal.

The 29-year-old came through the Bulls Academy before enjoying spells at Batley Bulldogs and Featherstone Rovers.

Flanagan joined Hunslet in 2016 and has put in some impressive performances at the South Leeds Stadium over the last few seasons.

Bradford head coach, John Kear, said: “I’ve known George for many years now having worked with him a Batley where we had great success. We got to a Championship grand final and he was instrumental in that.

“I’ve kept tabs on him ever since and when the opportunity came to acquire him for us this season and contribute to our quest for promotion, it was really a no-brainer.

“He brings experience, he has a vast number of Championship games under his belt, he played at an elite level and is very competitive.”

“He adds leadership qualities to a young side. People should realise our average age was only 22 years and 8 months when we beat York, so George will come in and give us some much-needed experience in a specialist position, which will help us greatly over the course of the season.”

Flanagan could make his debut for the Bulls this weekend as they face West Wales Raiders in the third-round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at Odsal.