Bradford Bulls sign Hull duo Jay Pitts and Joe Arundel

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Joe Arundel Joe Arundel

The Bulls have today announced the signing of utility forward Jay Pitts and centre Joe Arundel from Hull FC.

The duo have agreed loan deals with the club and are to this morning begin training with their new team-mates.

Pitts, 24, a former Wakefield and Leeds player, can operate in the front and back row and is eligible to make his Bulls debut this weekend as Bradford welcome Catalan Dragons to The Provident Stadium – in round five of the Tetley's Challenge Cup.

Although Arundel is cup tied for Sunday's clash, the 22-year-old one-time Castleford Tigers talent will come into contention for next month's visit of Warrington Wolves.

Coach Francis Cummins has expressed his delight at the club's double capture, insisting both Pitts and Arundel will add pace and power to his squad.

“Jay and Joe are young, hungry and hugely talented individuals who we are extremely excited to have on board,” said Cummins.

“I coached Jay at Leeds, so I know a fair bit about him, and Joe has a proven track record at this level. Both of them need to be playing in the sport's top flight and we are pleased to be able to provide them with opportunities to do so.

“Jay will bolster our pack, as he has an ability to play in a number of different positions, while Joe provides much-needed competition in our three-quarter line.

“I am sure both of them are itching to get out there and we are excited about what they can bring to the team.

“Considering their ages, both Jay and Joe have an immense amount of Super League experience, which we believe will pay dividends for us on the weeks and months ahead.”

Ossett-born Pitts has made a total of 88 appearances in Super League, having enjoyed spells with the Rhinos, Wildcats and the Black and Whites – his parent club.

He will wear the No.33 jersey and is in-line to feature this coming Sunday, with Arundel – who has scored 21 tries in 55 first-grade appearances – taking up the No.34 shirt.

 

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11:53am Fri 25 Apr 14

Solomon Grundy says...

Good signings them both. Only 4 or 5 more required. We lack size and power right across the field and defend atrociously partly as a result.
Good signings them both. Only 4 or 5 more required. We lack size and power right across the field and defend atrociously partly as a result. Solomon Grundy
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12:32pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Will, Huddersfield says...

Two decent reinforcements to our battered squad. Thanks to ex-Bull Lee Radford for loaning us the pair. We badly need them.
Two decent reinforcements to our battered squad. Thanks to ex-Bull Lee Radford for loaning us the pair. We badly need them. Will, Huddersfield
  • Score: 6

12:51pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Bull4Life says...

This is great news, two good solid work horses determined to prove themselves.

let's just hope they actually get to spend some time playing for us and that we don't find ourselves this time next week reading that they've been recalled by Hull!
This is great news, two good solid work horses determined to prove themselves. let's just hope they actually get to spend some time playing for us and that we don't find ourselves this time next week reading that they've been recalled by Hull! Bull4Life
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12:51pm Fri 25 Apr 14

nosher says...

Think the had been on loan in the championship anyway.
Think the had been on loan in the championship anyway. nosher
  • Score: 4

1:29pm Fri 25 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

The latter was sent to donny due to poor performances but still not good enough for hull or Cas .
Average signings but signings all the same. Well done green the Sept of super league shaking .
The latter was sent to donny due to poor performances but still not good enough for hull or Cas . Average signings but signings all the same. Well done green the Sept of super league shaking . axelf1963
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2:34pm Fri 25 Apr 14

nosher says...

axelf1963 wrote:
The latter was sent to donny due to poor performances but still not good enough for hull or Cas .
Average signings but signings all the same. Well done green the Sept of super league shaking .
Sept you numpty lol
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: The latter was sent to donny due to poor performances but still not good enough for hull or Cas . Average signings but signings all the same. Well done green the Sept of super league shaking .[/p][/quote]Sept you numpty lol nosher
  • Score: 0

2:43pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Tick tock. Still no statement from the man who put the club in this mess and walked away. I'm sure he said he would be releasing a statement to put us all straight and answer the unanswered questions.
Tick tock. Still no statement from the man who put the club in this mess and walked away. I'm sure he said he would be releasing a statement to put us all straight and answer the unanswered questions. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 3

3:37pm Fri 25 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

nosher wrote:
axelf1963 wrote:
The latter was sent to donny due to poor performances but still not good enough for hull or Cas .
Average signings but signings all the same. Well done green the Sept of super league shaking .
Sept you numpty lol
That was supossed to say rest but due too wetherrspoons JSA day I furgot to switch of perictiv text
[quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: The latter was sent to donny due to poor performances but still not good enough for hull or Cas . Average signings but signings all the same. Well done green the Sept of super league shaking .[/p][/quote]Sept you numpty lol[/p][/quote]That was supossed to say rest but due too wetherrspoons JSA day I furgot to switch of perictiv text axelf1963
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5:03pm Fri 25 Apr 14

nosher says...

axelf1963 wrote:
nosher wrote:
axelf1963 wrote:
The latter was sent to donny due to poor performances but still not good enough for hull or Cas .
Average signings but signings all the same. Well done green the Sept of super league shaking .
Sept you numpty lol
That was supossed to say rest but due too wetherrspoons JSA day I furgot to switch of perictiv text
Have a nice day axelf. What's your prediction for bulls v cats.
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: The latter was sent to donny due to poor performances but still not good enough for hull or Cas . Average signings but signings all the same. Well done green the Sept of super league shaking .[/p][/quote]Sept you numpty lol[/p][/quote]That was supossed to say rest but due too wetherrspoons JSA day I furgot to switch of perictiv text[/p][/quote]Have a nice day axelf. What's your prediction for bulls v cats. nosher
  • Score: 0

5:29pm Fri 25 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

Catalan by 30 so get your money on nosher son.
Catalan by 30 so get your money on nosher son. axelf1963
  • Score: -3

5:47pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Pablo says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Tick tock. Still no statement from the man who put the club in this mess and walked away. I'm sure he said he would be releasing a statement to put us all straight and answer the unanswered questions.
I've been waiting for his statement too, TVOR.

Par for he course, I'd say.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Tick tock. Still no statement from the man who put the club in this mess and walked away. I'm sure he said he would be releasing a statement to put us all straight and answer the unanswered questions.[/p][/quote]I've been waiting for his statement too, TVOR. Par for he course, I'd say. Pablo
  • Score: 2

8:10pm Fri 25 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

Having no statement really is the pitts
Having no statement really is the pitts axelf1963
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8:10pm Fri 25 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

Having no statement really is the pitts
Having no statement really is the pitts axelf1963
  • Score: -2

10:32pm Fri 25 Apr 14

doneBD4 says...

Whats needed is a few HARDER MEN, not boys to get stuck in, and put up a fight.
Whats needed is a few HARDER MEN, not boys to get stuck in, and put up a fight. doneBD4
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