League 1 club Hunslet have pulled off a major coup in signing former Bradford forward Sam Hallas on a one-year deal for the 2023 season.
The 26-year-old made more than 100 appearances for the Bulls across two spells at Odsal.
Hallas, a hooker or loose forward, came through the ranks at Super League giants Leeds. He made four appearances for the Rhinos before moving to Bradford.
“I’d been planning to join a club in Australia, only for it to fall through at the eleventh hour,” Hallas revealed. “Because of that I was looking for a club in this country and had a few offers, including a couple from Championship outfits.
“But the pull of Hunslet, not only because of the club’s ambitions under head coach Alan Kilshaw but for compelling family reasons, made the decision to sign for the Parksiders an easy one.”
Hunslet coach delighted to secure services of Sam Hallas
Hunslet boss Alan Kilshaw said: “Sam’s signing will again turn heads and show our intent for the campaign.
“The backing we have had from our main sponsor Jason Peterkin to get this deal done is something we are hugely grateful for. Without a doubt, Sam is a top end Championship player.
“Importantly, he has bought into the journey we want to go on and, with his family’s Hunslet history and heritage, it was hard for him to go anywhere else.”
“He is a great professional, he’s tough and he’s a smart footballer. On top of that he has utility value and this adds further depth to our 9s and 13s; there is an air of excitement around the club which we should all embrace.”