Kopczak handed new Bulls deal

Bradford prop Craig Kopczak has signed a new three-year deal with the Bulls to keep him at Odsal until the end of 2013.

Kopczak, 23, has made 77 appearances for the West Yorkshire club since making his debut in 2006 and has featured in all but one of their 29 games this season.

The forward, who has spent time on loan at Halifax, said: “It’s given me a lot of stability and I can look to the future beyond just next year.  I suppose it’s always been in the back of my mind whether Mick Potter wanted to keep me or let me go, so I’m over the moon to get the contract.  I’m really looking forward to next season under Mick Potter and see what ideas he has got.”

Bulls chairman Peter Hood was pleased to retain the services of the Welsh international.

He added: “Craig has come through the system at the Grattan Stadium and, with the new rules on homegrown players becoming fully operational this season, we need to keep our best Academy produced talent.  Craig has really kicked on this season and we feel he has a big future in the game.  We are delighted he has agreed to stay with us and we are all looking forward to seeing him continue to improve over the next three years.”

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