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Bulls star Sammut released from contract to join Wildcats
Jarrod Sammut tonight sensationally left the Bulls and joined Super League rivals Wakefield on a two-year deal.
Bradford released the Malta international from the remaining year of his contract and it is understood the Wildcats paid a transfer fee for his services.
Sammut joined the Bulls ahead of the 2012 campaign and established himself as a crowd favourite, scoring 22 Super League tries last term.
He said he was looking forward to playing for Richard Agar's side after two years at Odsal.
Sammut, who turns 27 on Saturday, said: “I’m looking forward to coming and creating some new memories at Wakefield.
“It’s a new challenge for me now. I was comfortable at the Bulls but now I’m coming into a new environment with new plays and new calls to learn.
“I’m going to need to pick things up very quickly but I’m excited for the challenge.
“I’m a person that loves a challenge. I’ve always had people writing me off or saying things like I wouldn’t make it because I’m too small and stuff like that.
“I like to go out there and prove people wrong and I suppose that gives me the drive to succeed.”
A spokesperson for the Bulls today said: “Jarrod requested a release from his contract from the Bulls and although the timing has been recognised as not being ideal, the club does have a policy of athletes needing to prove their loyalty.
“We entered into negotiations with the Wakefield Wildcats and have come away with all parties agreeing a happy resolution.
“We would like to thank Michael Carter and his team at Wakefield for the part they played during this time, they have proven themselves to be extremely professional.”
Wildcats chairman Michael Carter said: “We recently got into dialogue with the Bulls regarding Jarrod and we’re pleased to have reached a conclusion that is mutually beneficial for all parties.
“We look forward to welcoming Jarrod to the club and all associated with the Bulls to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium next week for our home opener.”