The Bulls have been given a boost after Danny Bridge extended his loan until the end of the season – but Anthony Mullally has returned to Huddersfield.

Warrington back-rower Bridge, 21, has spent the past two months on loan at Odsal and made seven Super League appearances for Francis Cummins’ side.

But Mullally, who like Bridge played for Ireland during the World Cup, has been recalled by his parent club with immediate effect.

Bridge can also be brought back by Warrington at any point under the terms of his loan.

Cummins said: “I’m delighted to have Danny on board for the remainder of the season, he has done really well for us so far.

"He has, at times, been forced to play out of position and has stood up to the challenge on every single occasion. He has worked very hard and I am really looking forward to seeing what he produces in the weeks and months ahead.

“Danny is hugely talented and still very young, meaning he has a bright future ahead of him.

“Hopefully he can continue to develop here and provide us with the level of performance which he already has done over the past eight weeks or so.”

The departure of Mullally is likely to see Cummins step up his bid for new recruits in the front row department.

Meanwhile, the Bulls’ appeal against their points penalty is expected to be heard within the next two to three weeks.