Hull KR youngster heads to Bradford on loan

James Messenger

Bradford Bulls have signed Adam Rooks on a season-long loan from Super League outfit Hull Kingston Rovers.

The 19-year-old forward made six appearances for the Robins in in 2019 and also represented Yorkshire and England Academy in 2019.

He will now link up with fellow England team-mates Harry Shackleton and Ethan O’Hanlon for the 2020 campaign.

He said: “I am really looking forward to the opportunity, having spoken to the former Bradford lads here they had nothing but good things to say.

“I am buzzing to get going and get some regular game time at Championship level which is a really good competition and I am looking forward to helping Bradford.

“Having watched Bradford over the years even dropping down the divisions the fans have still been there through it all, they are a proper fanbase and I cannot wait to get going.”

Bulls Head Coach John Kear added: “Adam is a really good, energetic player – we have been keeping tabs on him since he played for the City of Hull Academy last year and we had a spot available for a loan player,” said Kear.

“We enquired and they made him available – Hull Kingston Rovers feel it will develop him, Adam feels it will develop him in playing rugby and it will develop us having quality second row forward.

“I am absolutely delighted and I am looking forward to working with him – it is a move that will benefit all parties.”

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