Leeds full-back Jack Walker makes Championship switch

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Championship club Bradford have signed full-back Jack Walker from Super League giants Leeds on a one-year deal for the 2023 season.

The 23-year-old, who won the 2017 Grand Final with Leeds, lost his place in the Rhinos team and finished last season on loan at Hull.

Walker scored 22 tries in 75 appearances for the Rhinos since making his first team debut in 2017.

Bradford coach Mark Dunning said: “I am really delighted.

“It is a deal we have been trying to do for a few months. We identified Jack a long time ago and knew he would add to our group. I am delighted we have got the deal done.

“He will bring experience, quality and a real calmness. The biggest thing I can say is he is 100% fully committed and really excited to get into pre-season and meet the boys and the energy his signing will bring will lift the group.”

Jack Walker excited to become a Bradford player

The Leeds-born full-back won international honours with England Knights in 2018.

He said: “The club’s going in the right direction and I want to be a part of that.

“I’m looking forward to working with Mark. He wants to stamp his own culture on this club and with the players he’s bringing in, it caught my eye and made me want to be a part of this club.

“I’ve got plenty of Super League experience in my time at Leeds and Hull, so I believe I can bring that knowhow to Bradford and impress the fans with how I play, Mark wants to give me the freedom when I play.”

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