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Anthony Mullally aiming to make most of Bradford Bulls loan spell
New Bulls recruit Anthony Mullally admits he cannot wait to run out against Wakefield tomorrow night.
The Huddersfield prop has joined the Bulls on a one-month loan deal and seems certain to play some part in the televised clash.
The 22-year-old Ireland international joined the Giants at the start of last season from home-town club Widnes and has two years remaining on his contract.
Mullally, who stands 6ft 5in, said: “I want to come to Bradford, play regular Super League rugby and then kick on in my career.
“Huddersfield is a very competitive environment because all their props are in their prime.
“I knew when I signed there that I would have to fight for my place but joining the Bulls is a great opportunity to show what I can do.
“I’m fully fit and raring to go, so if I get the nod to play against Wakefield then I’ll be straight in there and hopefully have a big game.
“The game is on Sky, which is always good – especially for my family in Ireland but also the Huddersfield coaches, who I’m trying to impress, and the Bradford coaches too. I just want to establish myself in Super League.”
Bulls head coach Francis Cummins added: “Coming here is a great opportunity for Anthony to show us what he’s capable of and his own club what they are missing.
“There are a few clubs at the top end who have got very big squads and maybe there are a few more players like him to come for us.
“Danny Bridge arrived last week and Anthony this week, so it feels a bit like the cavalry is coming.”
Cummins cannot sign overseas players while the club’s ownership remains uncertain and yesterday he laughed off speculation linking Nick Scruton with a move to Wakefield.
“There are rumours going round all the time and it’s just where we are at the moment,” said the Bulls coach.
“It could be some clown on Facebook or Twitter starting it off and then I get asked about it.
“We had it all last year with Brett Kearney supposedly going to Leeds – it could be some fat bloke sat at home thinking ‘I’m going to start something off’.
“There are rumours and there is the truth – and there is no truth in that about Scrutes.”
Cummins remains on the look-out for players but added: “We’re in a situation at the moment where we are not even ratified as a club, so I can’t bring in any overseas players and therefore the pool of players gets smaller.
“Until things get sorted out, we’re getting penalised and penalised. We’re not even in a position to start the process to get someone through a visa.
“I can make outright signings because I’ve saved on a couple of wages and have got money to spend.
“It’s not the sort of money when you can start buying players – not unless you’ve got somebody over a barrel and it’s only Bradford over a barrel at the moment.
“Players will become available and things will develop down the line because we’re only in round two.”
Meanwhile, London-based businessman Richard Lamb will meet with administrator David Wilson today as he steps up his bid to buy the Bulls ahead of tomorrow’s deadline to make an offer.
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