Scruton leaves Bulls for Wakefield

Wakefield have signed Bradford prop Nick Scruton for an undisclosed fee.

Scruton, 29, leaves the Bulls after six years and follows Garreth Carvell and Jarrod Sammut out of the Odsal exit door as the club faces an uncertain future.

The Wildcats agreed a deal with the Bulls’ administrators to bring the former Leeds prop to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, where he will link up again with Sammut.

Scruton said: “It sunk in a bit more today now I’ve been down to the ground and seen the boys train.

“I’m just looking forward to getting out there and training myself now and getting on with the next chapter of my career.

“A lot of the (Bradford) fans won’t believe it but yesterday was one of the worst days of my life, it genuinely was. I’ve had six years and they’ve not all been good years, we’ve had ups and downs but I have loved every minute of my time at Bradford Bulls and it was a sad day yesterday for me to decide that the best decision for me and my family was to leave and come to Wakefield. 

“That’s the decision I’ve made and now I’m just looking forward to getting on with it.”

Scruton had been left shell-shocked during the week by the news that prospective Bulls chairman Mark Moore and his partners had pulled out of their deal to buy the club following the RFL’s decision to inflict a six-point deduction on Bradford for entering administration.

Wakefield, who themselves have had problems over the past few months, have gradually re-built their squad having sold a number of key players in the autumn, including Kyle Amor, Tim Smith and Justin Poore.

Coach Richard Agar said: “It’s difficult circumstances from Bradford and there’s an understanding from ourselves that we’ve been through all that pain and we know the problems they’re facing and just how difficult it is.

“We had some truly rough times in the last six months but fortunately for us the clubs got in a much more stable position.

“To get Jarrod (Sammut) and now Nick on board at this time of the season is fantastic news.  We wanted to sure up our front row and to get a player of Nick’s quality gives the club and playing staff a huge boost.”

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