Burke bolsters Bulls pack

Bradford have added another loan signing to their squad in the shape of Wigan forward Greg Burke.

Burke, 21, appeared 17 times for the Warriors last season, and featured on the bench in their win over Wakefield on Sunday.

He now makes the switch to Odsal on a one-month loan deal, to bolster Francis Cummins’ squad which has lost Garreth Carvell and Nick Scruton from its pack in recent weeks.

Cummins said: “Greg is a player I have known for a long time, he is an impressive young forward.

“He is someone I have, in the past, looked to bring here on loan and I am very excited about what he might produce over the next few weeks or so.

“We believe he will prove a real handful for the opposition and he certainly adds a huge amount to our pack.

“I would like to thank Wigan Warriors and Shaun Wane for allowing him to come to us for a period. We hope to see him further improve with us here at the Bulls.”

Burke, who will wear the number 27 jersey, goes straight into contention for selection for Friday night’s trip to Hull.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane added: “This is a good opportunity for Greg to gain some regular football at the highest level.

“He will come back to us in a month’s time, with some Super League game time under his belt.

“Greg is a valuable member of our playing squad but at the moment I can’t promise him a regular place in the side.

“But I think both him and the Bulls will benefit from this agreement.”

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