Anthony Mullally arrives at Bradford Bulls on one-month loan deal from Huddersfield Giants

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Anthony Mullally in action for Huddersfield Anthony Mullally in action for Huddersfield

Huddersfield prop Anthony Mullally today joined the Bulls on a one-month deal and went straight into their 19-man squad to face Wakefield on Thursday.

The arrival of the imposing front-rower, 22, is a major boost to Bradford head coach Francis Cummins following the recent departure of Garreth Carvell.

Mullally - who stands 6ft 5in and began his career at home-town club Widnes - played in all three of Ireland's World Cup matches last year and was 18th man in Huddersfield's Super League opener at Wigan.

Mullally said: "This is a big opportunity for me, I cannot wait to get out there.

"I want to have a big season and nothing has changed on that front for me. I want to make my presence known here.

"I am hoping to get a chance on Thursday evening and, from there, should I feature, I will be fully focused on maintaing my place in the line-up.

"If I can impress and play well, hopefully I will be able to play a fairly key role over the next few weeks.

"The history of this club speaks for itself and I am delighted to be a part of it. The boys have been great with me today and the atmosphere is fantastic."

Cummins said: "We are really pleased to have Anthony here and I am looking forward to seeing what he comes up with over the course of the next four weeks.

"He is a player that we as a club have been monitoring for some time now.

"Anthony impressed during the World Cup, after a strong season both with Huddersfield and, on loan, at Batley.

"I believe he will make a similar impact for us, as he has done with the clubs he has appeared for in the past."

Tom Olbison misses out after sustaining a head injury during Sunday's defeat to Castleford.

Bulls 19-man squad to face Wakefield: Danny Addy, Danny Bridge, Matt Diskin, James Donaldson, Jamie Foster, Luke Gale, Lee Gaskell, Luke George, Adam Henry, Elliot Kear, Brett Kearney, Manase Manuokafoa, Anthony Mullally, Adam O'Brien,  Adrian Purtell, Nick Scruton, Adam Sidlow, Chev Walker, Sam Wood.

* Jarrod Sammut looks certain to make his debut for Wakefield against the  Bulls on Thursday after being included in their 19-man squad.

Sammut, who signed for the Wildcats on Friday, was in Cardiff this morning to transfer his visa paperwork over as the club ensured his application was fast-tracked to make him eligible to play.

Sammut replaces the injured Jimmy Keinhorst, who sustained a hamstring injury on his debut during Sunday's defeat at Salford Red Devils.

 

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3:11pm Tue 18 Feb 14

A650 says...

We certainly need some grunt up front.
We certainly need some grunt up front. A650
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4:15pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Videoref says...

A650 wrote:
We certainly need some grunt up front.
Blimey-misread that at first!
[quote][p][bold]A650[/bold] wrote: We certainly need some grunt up front.[/p][/quote]Blimey-misread that at first! Videoref
  • Score: 13

4:58pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Bowlingboy says...

Videoref wrote:
A650 wrote:
We certainly need some grunt up front.
Blimey-misread that at first!
me too!
Suppose both are true though....
[quote][p][bold]Videoref[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A650[/bold] wrote: We certainly need some grunt up front.[/p][/quote]Blimey-misread that at first![/p][/quote]me too! Suppose both are true though.... Bowlingboy
  • Score: 1

5:10pm Tue 18 Feb 14

northern pig says...

The young fella is abig unit !!rareing to go, got a smatterring of s/ lge expwrience and won't have broke the bank.Could fit in nicely.
The young fella is abig unit !!rareing to go, got a smatterring of s/ lge expwrience and won't have broke the bank.Could fit in nicely. northern pig
  • Score: 3

5:10pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Bowlingboy wrote:
Videoref wrote:
A650 wrote:
We certainly need some grunt up front.
Blimey-misread that at first!
me too!
Suppose both are true though....
Thought we'd signed Ryan Bailey after misreading that :)
Or got Carvell Back :)
[quote][p][bold]Bowlingboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Videoref[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A650[/bold] wrote: We certainly need some grunt up front.[/p][/quote]Blimey-misread that at first![/p][/quote]me too! Suppose both are true though....[/p][/quote]Thought we'd signed Ryan Bailey after misreading that :) Or got Carvell Back :) Bone_idle18
  • Score: 5

5:28pm Tue 18 Feb 14

bulls forever says...

this is great news ! but a little disappointing that paul clough has got on season long loan to widnes !!! we defo should have been trying for him !!
this is great news ! but a little disappointing that paul clough has got on season long loan to widnes !!! we defo should have been trying for him !! bulls forever
  • Score: 2

6:04pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Solomon Grundy says...

We still need two more forwards, another big unit upfront and a 2nd row. We are too small.
We still need two more forwards, another big unit upfront and a 2nd row. We are too small. Solomon Grundy
  • Score: 4

7:06pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Bowlingboy says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
Bowlingboy wrote:
Videoref wrote:
A650 wrote:
We certainly need some grunt up front.
Blimey-misread that at first!
me too!
Suppose both are true though....
Thought we'd signed Ryan Bailey after misreading that :)
Or got Carvell Back :)
Ha.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bowlingboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Videoref[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A650[/bold] wrote: We certainly need some grunt up front.[/p][/quote]Blimey-misread that at first![/p][/quote]me too! Suppose both are true though....[/p][/quote]Thought we'd signed Ryan Bailey after misreading that :) Or got Carvell Back :)[/p][/quote]Ha. Bowlingboy
  • Score: -3

9:28pm Tue 18 Feb 14

axelf1963 says...

Solomon Grundy wrote:
We still need two more forwards, another big unit upfront and a 2nd row. We are too small.
Broken record.com
[quote][p][bold]Solomon Grundy[/bold] wrote: We still need two more forwards, another big unit upfront and a 2nd row. We are too small.[/p][/quote]Broken record.com axelf1963
  • Score: -2

9:36pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Bowlingboy says...

Keith mason and fielden is the word on the street.
I can't see the latter.
Png prop waiting for visa hence this month loan?
Keith mason and fielden is the word on the street. I can't see the latter. Png prop waiting for visa hence this month loan? Bowlingboy
  • Score: 1

11:17pm Tue 18 Feb 14

bradfordbronco says...

We know what we need. Trouble is we haven't got any money if you haven't you heard. We'll just have to go with what we've got, put the Sammut and Carvell money towards paying creditors and hope we don't get a points deduction.

If the RFL deduct us points then we'll have to use the Carvell and Sammut money to sign some players and NOT pay any creditors back.

Think the creditors will be hoping the RFL DON'T deduct any points on top of our existing penalty of having to work on reduced TV money.
We know what we need. Trouble is we haven't got any money if you haven't you heard. We'll just have to go with what we've got, put the Sammut and Carvell money towards paying creditors and hope we don't get a points deduction. If the RFL deduct us points then we'll have to use the Carvell and Sammut money to sign some players and NOT pay any creditors back. Think the creditors will be hoping the RFL DON'T deduct any points on top of our existing penalty of having to work on reduced TV money. bradfordbronco
  • Score: 3

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