Sam Hallas grew up supporting Bradford in their heyday. Now, he wants to help take the Bulls back to Super League.
The 24-year-old loose forward came through the ranks at Leeds, making four first team appearances for the Rhinos before joining Bradford on loan in 2017 and then making the move permanent.
Hallas’ taste of Super League action with the Rhinos left him wanting more – and he would love nothing more than to help the Bulls achieve promotion to the top flight this season.
He said: “I grew up supporting Bradford and watching them in their heyday.
“We are in the Championship now and I think every player in this competition would be lying if they said they didn’t want to go up. There’s no point in playing if you don’t want to win.
“I want to get to Super League because I want to test myself against the best. I had a little taste of it with Leeds and it has left me wanting more and I want to get there with Bradford more than anything.
“We are all feeling motivated at the minute to make that dream a reality.”
Hallas, who has made 75 appearances for the Bulls to date, believes John Kear’s side have a lovely blend of youth and experience in their squad this year.
He said: “John is really good at putting together a good group of blokes.
“I think we’ve got some added experience this year with Danny Brough and Aaron Murphy and you can add that to the likes of Steve Crossley and Anthony England.
“We’ve got some real experience in there and we’ve got some really good young players as well. We retained really well this off-season and I think for what we’ve retained will be just as important for us as the new recruits.
“There have been some Super League players who have come down to this league and it is going to make it all the more exciting.”