Bradford Bulls sign up teenage pair

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jordan Baldwinson Jordan Baldwinson

Teenage duo Jordan Baldwinson and Mason Tonks are heading back to England to play for the Bulls after less than a year with the New Zealand Warriors.

The pair, both 19, joined the Warriors from Leeds in July 2013 and featured in the NRL’s Under-20s National Youth Competition, with Baldwinson making five appearances and Tonks two.

They are returning to the Rhinos but will join Bradford for the remainder of the season.

Baldwinson said: “I’ve had a great time here, and it’s been brilliant coming out to live in New Zealand, but I’m really excited going home to play in Super League.”

Tonks added: “I’ve loved my time with the Warriors lads and have really enjoyed the experience of living here. But I’m also looking forward to the chance to further my career.”

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1:04pm Thu 15 May 14

oddshapedballs says...

So they have been let go by leeds to play in NZ, never playrd in the nrl, played a handful of games in the under 20's and we sign them to play in s.l hmmm
So they have been let go by leeds to play in NZ, never playrd in the nrl, played a handful of games in the under 20's and we sign them to play in s.l hmmm oddshapedballs
  • Score: -15

1:27pm Thu 15 May 14

Gary Robo says...

Mr Odd Shape. We're on our **** and need guys wanting to prove themselves that fit within our very restrictive budget. Clearly they have some talent and I speak for the majority of Bulls fans when I say 'Good luck guys '. They'll give all for the team and we'll be cheering them on if they perform well.

Now get a grip and stop thinking we can spend money recruiting top players.... gone are those days.
Mr Odd Shape. We're on our **** and need guys wanting to prove themselves that fit within our very restrictive budget. Clearly they have some talent and I speak for the majority of Bulls fans when I say 'Good luck guys '. They'll give all for the team and we'll be cheering them on if they perform well. Now get a grip and stop thinking we can spend money recruiting top players.... gone are those days. Gary Robo
  • Score: 22

3:03pm Thu 15 May 14

Old Dave says...

The bulls need numbers at the moment. To be sent out to the warriors is some investment by Leeds and they probably fall into that category of being too good for the junior ranks, but not good enough for Leeds SL squad. They will maybe do what Sutcliffe has done and use their time at The Bulls to convince Brian Mc that they are worthy of being in the Rhinos team going forward.

Two more bodies on board the ship. Lets hope that they can make a difference.
The bulls need numbers at the moment. To be sent out to the warriors is some investment by Leeds and they probably fall into that category of being too good for the junior ranks, but not good enough for Leeds SL squad. They will maybe do what Sutcliffe has done and use their time at The Bulls to convince Brian Mc that they are worthy of being in the Rhinos team going forward. Two more bodies on board the ship. Lets hope that they can make a difference. Old Dave
  • Score: 7

5:30pm Thu 15 May 14

king karl says...

Too little... too late
Too little... too late king karl
  • Score: -3

5:51pm Thu 15 May 14

nosher says...

The baldwinson kid was on boots and all a few weeks ago. Barry Mac was singing his praises, so he must have something going for him. We have nothing to lose. I seem to remember peacock wasn't a success straight away and spent sometime in oz.
The baldwinson kid was on boots and all a few weeks ago. Barry Mac was singing his praises, so he must have something going for him. We have nothing to lose. I seem to remember peacock wasn't a success straight away and spent sometime in oz. nosher
  • Score: 1

5:53pm Thu 15 May 14

oddshapedballs says...

Im nit asking for greg inglis but two lads that cant make it in the levels mentioned earlier doesn't fill me with confidence. I hope I'm wrong but at that age first team rugby is very achievable so why are they not playing there already. I know clubs wont release and players of any quality are hard to come by but I would rather have the likes of Pitts kaffusi etc than some kids with no experience. Although I feel that its all too late now wakey have started winning
Im nit asking for greg inglis but two lads that cant make it in the levels mentioned earlier doesn't fill me with confidence. I hope I'm wrong but at that age first team rugby is very achievable so why are they not playing there already. I know clubs wont release and players of any quality are hard to come by but I would rather have the likes of Pitts kaffusi etc than some kids with no experience. Although I feel that its all too late now wakey have started winning oddshapedballs
  • Score: 3

6:32pm Thu 15 May 14

axelf1963 says...

Bulls fans in biting the hand that feeds them shocker
Bulls fans in biting the hand that feeds them shocker axelf1963
  • Score: -2

8:22pm Thu 15 May 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

Why are we talking of no budget; Green must have had proof of funds to get the Club so the question is when are we going to see some investment in the team?

All the there is no-one available BS has been highlighted as such by Wakey signing Owen from Cas; he would have walked into our current back line.
Why are we talking of no budget; Green must have had proof of funds to get the Club so the question is when are we going to see some investment in the team? All the there is no-one available BS has been highlighted as such by Wakey signing Owen from Cas; he would have walked into our current back line. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 1

8:43pm Thu 15 May 14

Bowlingboy says...

fedupwiththeBS wrote:
Why are we talking of no budget; Green must have had proof of funds to get the Club so the question is when are we going to see some investment in the team?

All the there is no-one available BS has been highlighted as such by Wakey signing Owen from Cas; he would have walked into our current back line.
Green is a nobody as demonstrated so far, who got the club by default
he could have layed out and brought in what we needed .
I think super league survival is number 1 priorty is as hollow as "there are players on their way at the end of the week"
I am sure all the other bids would have included investment in the club.
[quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: Why are we talking of no budget; Green must have had proof of funds to get the Club so the question is when are we going to see some investment in the team? All the there is no-one available BS has been highlighted as such by Wakey signing Owen from Cas; he would have walked into our current back line.[/p][/quote]Green is a nobody as demonstrated so far, who got the club by default he could have layed out and brought in what we needed . I think super league survival is number 1 priorty is as hollow as "there are players on their way at the end of the week" I am sure all the other bids would have included investment in the club. Bowlingboy
  • Score: 1

11:11pm Thu 15 May 14

BCFC LAD says says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Bulls fans in biting the hand that feeds them shocker
Alied Colloid shift worker passing comment shocker
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Bulls fans in biting the hand that feeds them shocker[/p][/quote]Alied Colloid shift worker passing comment shocker BCFC LAD says
  • Score: 2

11:36pm Thu 15 May 14

bradfordbronco says...

We seem to be spending more time trying to sign as many short term players as we can and not bothering to spend any time coaching the lads we've already got.

Yes we have some injuries but the problem at the moment is the players we have are under performing. Other than Donaldson, Addy, Purtell and O'Brien i cant think of one single player who has played to their potential this season.

There's no structure to any attacking plays. We just line up flat almost in a defensive line waiting for someone to do something. The kicking game is a joke nobody knows what's going to happen. In defence the players have no idea how to dominate the ruck, either when being tackled or when trying to make a tackle. In both situations our guys are the last ones to their feet which either loses us vital metres or gives away penalties. We just cant get a quick play the ball to save our lives.

I wish Cummins would spend more time trying to improve the players he's got rather than begging other clubs for their cast offs.

the only thing I can't fault is the effort the players are putting in. It's just being wasted though because of poor or non existant basic coaching
We seem to be spending more time trying to sign as many short term players as we can and not bothering to spend any time coaching the lads we've already got. Yes we have some injuries but the problem at the moment is the players we have are under performing. Other than Donaldson, Addy, Purtell and O'Brien i cant think of one single player who has played to their potential this season. There's no structure to any attacking plays. We just line up flat almost in a defensive line waiting for someone to do something. The kicking game is a joke nobody knows what's going to happen. In defence the players have no idea how to dominate the ruck, either when being tackled or when trying to make a tackle. In both situations our guys are the last ones to their feet which either loses us vital metres or gives away penalties. We just cant get a quick play the ball to save our lives. I wish Cummins would spend more time trying to improve the players he's got rather than begging other clubs for their cast offs. the only thing I can't fault is the effort the players are putting in. It's just being wasted though because of poor or non existant basic coaching bradfordbronco
  • Score: 2

1:06am Fri 16 May 14

The Fat Lady Sings says...

Here's one for the conspiracy theorists. It has long been considered that the RFL (and SKY) do not want to lose London or Catalan from Super League. In their eyes, expansion hasn't failed and is still a "work in progress". Two sides that they have always considered "lame ducks", Bulls and Wildcats, would certainly not be missed by Red Hall considering the poor publicity, bad management and lack of investment they have brought to their prized possession, Super League. Heaven forbid that the Bulls would attract a buyer with lots of money to invest in the club. They wanted someone who would guarantee relegation. In steps Mr Green. But hang about, what are we going to do with Wakefield? They are winning games and pulling clear of the relegation zone. But London are improving game on game (unlike the Bulls) and will start to close the gap on Wakefield. Then the "coup de grace". Wakefield, who must be living beyond their means in an effort to stave off relegation and the RFL know it, enter administration close to the end of the season and the six point deduction leaves them a point below London and relegated alongside Bradford. The RFL (and other SL chairmen) have their way.
I said in an earlier post that Mr Green "took on" the club resigned to relegation. For Mr Cummins, he will be glad to get to know these two young, keen lads, as I believe he will be their coach next year. Not at Bradford but as youth coach at Leeds. Yes, we know these lads won't make a ha'porth of difference to the Bulls current plight but, who knows, those old Leeds heads who will pushed out of their first team squad, next year, by these young lads being groomed at Bradford, may be just what the Bulls need under their new coach Mr Kear or Mr Harrison or Mr Morrison and allowing Leeds prodigies to achieve SL game time at Bradford is all part of the deal?
Here's one for the conspiracy theorists. It has long been considered that the RFL (and SKY) do not want to lose London or Catalan from Super League. In their eyes, expansion hasn't failed and is still a "work in progress". Two sides that they have always considered "lame ducks", Bulls and Wildcats, would certainly not be missed by Red Hall considering the poor publicity, bad management and lack of investment they have brought to their prized possession, Super League. Heaven forbid that the Bulls would attract a buyer with lots of money to invest in the club. They wanted someone who would guarantee relegation. In steps Mr Green. But hang about, what are we going to do with Wakefield? They are winning games and pulling clear of the relegation zone. But London are improving game on game (unlike the Bulls) and will start to close the gap on Wakefield. Then the "coup de grace". Wakefield, who must be living beyond their means in an effort to stave off relegation and the RFL know it, enter administration close to the end of the season and the six point deduction leaves them a point below London and relegated alongside Bradford. The RFL (and other SL chairmen) have their way. I said in an earlier post that Mr Green "took on" the club resigned to relegation. For Mr Cummins, he will be glad to get to know these two young, keen lads, as I believe he will be their coach next year. Not at Bradford but as youth coach at Leeds. Yes, we know these lads won't make a ha'porth of difference to the Bulls current plight but, who knows, those old Leeds heads who will pushed out of their first team squad, next year, by these young lads being groomed at Bradford, may be just what the Bulls need under their new coach Mr Kear or Mr Harrison or Mr Morrison and allowing Leeds prodigies to achieve SL game time at Bradford is all part of the deal? The Fat Lady Sings
  • Score: -1

6:33am Fri 16 May 14

Paul from Idle says...

Championship is all it says to me. No comment from Greene or Ferres on the way forward. two more youth players to use as cannon fodder which is not good for the players
Championship is all it says to me. No comment from Greene or Ferres on the way forward. two more youth players to use as cannon fodder which is not good for the players Paul from Idle
  • Score: 4

7:23am Fri 16 May 14

1964gc says...

Negotiations well under way no doubt for Kearney ,purts,Gaskell etc,all Will have exit clauses relative to playing in s l
Another few lost games then things will start coming to the fore

I think we are plan y already,plan z knocking on the door
Negotiations well under way no doubt for Kearney ,purts,Gaskell etc,all Will have exit clauses relative to playing in s l Another few lost games then things will start coming to the fore I think we are plan y already,plan z knocking on the door 1964gc
  • Score: 2

7:32am Fri 16 May 14

bradfordbronco says...

The Fat Lady Sings wrote:
Here's one for the conspiracy theorists. It has long been considered that the RFL (and SKY) do not want to lose London or Catalan from Super League. In their eyes, expansion hasn't failed and is still a "work in progress". Two sides that they have always considered "lame ducks", Bulls and Wildcats, would certainly not be missed by Red Hall considering the poor publicity, bad management and lack of investment they have brought to their prized possession, Super League. Heaven forbid that the Bulls would attract a buyer with lots of money to invest in the club. They wanted someone who would guarantee relegation. In steps Mr Green. But hang about, what are we going to do with Wakefield? They are winning games and pulling clear of the relegation zone. But London are improving game on game (unlike the Bulls) and will start to close the gap on Wakefield. Then the "coup de grace". Wakefield, who must be living beyond their means in an effort to stave off relegation and the RFL know it, enter administration close to the end of the season and the six point deduction leaves them a point below London and relegated alongside Bradford. The RFL (and other SL chairmen) have their way.
I said in an earlier post that Mr Green "took on" the club resigned to relegation. For Mr Cummins, he will be glad to get to know these two young, keen lads, as I believe he will be their coach next year. Not at Bradford but as youth coach at Leeds. Yes, we know these lads won't make a ha'porth of difference to the Bulls current plight but, who knows, those old Leeds heads who will pushed out of their first team squad, next year, by these young lads being groomed at Bradford, may be just what the Bulls need under their new coach Mr Kear or Mr Harrison or Mr Morrison and allowing Leeds prodigies to achieve SL game time at Bradford is all part of the deal?
You may be right regarding the Bulls but the RFL were resigned to losing London last winter. David Hughes steps down as owner at the end of the year. Can't see the Barnet chairman being interested after this seasons performances. London will cease to exist as far as i can see. If the RFL continues to shrink back into the M62 corridor anymore the Sport will cease to exist before too long.

The RFU world cup will prove they're the only rugby code that matters all the top players will go there ecept the ones Koukash bribes to stay at salford who will win everything but and play in front of 7000 at most. Meanwhile all the other clubs attendaces will drop to 5000 and the game will become part time.

18 years ago we had a chance to expand. We ignored it and choose instead to stay almost as we have since 1895 and it hasn't worked when will the traditionalist admit it?
[quote][p][bold]The Fat Lady Sings[/bold] wrote: Here's one for the conspiracy theorists. It has long been considered that the RFL (and SKY) do not want to lose London or Catalan from Super League. In their eyes, expansion hasn't failed and is still a "work in progress". Two sides that they have always considered "lame ducks", Bulls and Wildcats, would certainly not be missed by Red Hall considering the poor publicity, bad management and lack of investment they have brought to their prized possession, Super League. Heaven forbid that the Bulls would attract a buyer with lots of money to invest in the club. They wanted someone who would guarantee relegation. In steps Mr Green. But hang about, what are we going to do with Wakefield? They are winning games and pulling clear of the relegation zone. But London are improving game on game (unlike the Bulls) and will start to close the gap on Wakefield. Then the "coup de grace". Wakefield, who must be living beyond their means in an effort to stave off relegation and the RFL know it, enter administration close to the end of the season and the six point deduction leaves them a point below London and relegated alongside Bradford. The RFL (and other SL chairmen) have their way. I said in an earlier post that Mr Green "took on" the club resigned to relegation. For Mr Cummins, he will be glad to get to know these two young, keen lads, as I believe he will be their coach next year. Not at Bradford but as youth coach at Leeds. Yes, we know these lads won't make a ha'porth of difference to the Bulls current plight but, who knows, those old Leeds heads who will pushed out of their first team squad, next year, by these young lads being groomed at Bradford, may be just what the Bulls need under their new coach Mr Kear or Mr Harrison or Mr Morrison and allowing Leeds prodigies to achieve SL game time at Bradford is all part of the deal?[/p][/quote]You may be right regarding the Bulls but the RFL were resigned to losing London last winter. David Hughes steps down as owner at the end of the year. Can't see the Barnet chairman being interested after this seasons performances. London will cease to exist as far as i can see. If the RFL continues to shrink back into the M62 corridor anymore the Sport will cease to exist before too long. The RFU world cup will prove they're the only rugby code that matters all the top players will go there ecept the ones Koukash bribes to stay at salford who will win everything but and play in front of 7000 at most. Meanwhile all the other clubs attendaces will drop to 5000 and the game will become part time. 18 years ago we had a chance to expand. We ignored it and choose instead to stay almost as we have since 1895 and it hasn't worked when will the traditionalist admit it? bradfordbronco
  • Score: 0

9:11am Fri 16 May 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Bradfordbronco,
Spot on.If Super League is still in existence in 5 years it will consist of Leeds,Wigan,Saints,W
arrington,1 Hull team,Catalan,maybe Widnes and Salford if the Doctor stays.Notice no Huddersfied,if Ken Davy has retired or does not leave millions in his will they will not survive on crowds of 5000 or less.
Bradfordbronco, Spot on.If Super League is still in existence in 5 years it will consist of Leeds,Wigan,Saints,W arrington,1 Hull team,Catalan,maybe Widnes and Salford if the Doctor stays.Notice no Huddersfied,if Ken Davy has retired or does not leave millions in his will they will not survive on crowds of 5000 or less. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: -2

9:50am Fri 16 May 14

Videoref says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Bradfordbronco,
Spot on.If Super League is still in existence in 5 years it will consist of Leeds,Wigan,Saints,W

arrington,1 Hull team,Catalan,maybe Widnes and Salford if the Doctor stays.Notice no Huddersfied,if Ken Davy has retired or does not leave millions in his will they will not survive on crowds of 5000 or less.
There won't be a Superleague. Who wants to watch 6 teams play each other 4 times?
As above we had a chance to really go forward 18 years ago-result? Smaller crowds than ever and one of the top supported clubs heading for oblivion
plus spreading the word with 'Magic' weekend to............erm middle of M62 catchment area. Brilliant marketing-that'll have the Welsh, Scots, Southerners and union bods flocking in. What did they say in 1914-Lions led by Donkeys? Sounds familiar
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Bradfordbronco, Spot on.If Super League is still in existence in 5 years it will consist of Leeds,Wigan,Saints,W arrington,1 Hull team,Catalan,maybe Widnes and Salford if the Doctor stays.Notice no Huddersfied,if Ken Davy has retired or does not leave millions in his will they will not survive on crowds of 5000 or less.[/p][/quote]There won't be a Superleague. Who wants to watch 6 teams play each other 4 times? As above we had a chance to really go forward 18 years ago-result? Smaller crowds than ever and one of the top supported clubs heading for oblivion plus spreading the word with 'Magic' weekend to............erm middle of M62 catchment area. Brilliant marketing-that'll have the Welsh, Scots, Southerners and union bods flocking in. What did they say in 1914-Lions led by Donkeys? Sounds familiar Videoref
  • Score: -1

9:52am Fri 16 May 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

Totally agree with you apart from I believe that London have been written off as that has not worked no matter what the guise the Club has appeared in; as Fulham showed RL is not a fashionable sport in the Capital.

Sky have shown their commitment to the French expansion with the televising of all Dragons home games; so they will not be willing to lose that stream of revenue with the French sports channels.

Although Wakey have been a problem side like Bulls they managed to avoid admin last season by offloading player and have rebuilt a decent team that are beginning to fire and if they get a result this week end put them out of reach of us and London.

We the fans are being taken for granted yet again by the Club with this appeal shame; as none of the creditors have been paid back there is no way that we can get the points back as that is the main condition of the appeal.

We are going to be a Championship Club next season and it will be interesting to see if that will spark the level of investment needed to actually save the Club.

It is yet again a sad time to be a Bulls fan
Totally agree with you apart from I believe that London have been written off as that has not worked no matter what the guise the Club has appeared in; as Fulham showed RL is not a fashionable sport in the Capital. Sky have shown their commitment to the French expansion with the televising of all Dragons home games; so they will not be willing to lose that stream of revenue with the French sports channels. Although Wakey have been a problem side like Bulls they managed to avoid admin last season by offloading player and have rebuilt a decent team that are beginning to fire and if they get a result this week end put them out of reach of us and London. We the fans are being taken for granted yet again by the Club with this appeal shame; as none of the creditors have been paid back there is no way that we can get the points back as that is the main condition of the appeal. We are going to be a Championship Club next season and it will be interesting to see if that will spark the level of investment needed to actually save the Club. It is yet again a sad time to be a Bulls fan fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 2

9:55am Fri 16 May 14

northern pig says...

Regarding the RFl love affair with Broncos. The ground that they moved to this year,does not meet superleague criteria re capacity. When Hunslet Hawks won the championship several years ago, they were not promoted because the South Leeds Stadium only holds 3000 spectators.Talk about Duplicity!. I would not put anything past the dodgy regime at Red Hall.London should have been shown before a ball was kicked this season.
Regarding the RFl love affair with Broncos. The ground that they moved to this year,does not meet superleague criteria re capacity. When Hunslet Hawks won the championship several years ago, they were not promoted because the South Leeds Stadium only holds 3000 spectators.Talk about Duplicity!. I would not put anything past the dodgy regime at Red Hall.London should have been shown before a ball was kicked this season. northern pig
  • Score: 1

10:33am Fri 16 May 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Northern Pig.
All this S.L. criteria is a smoke screen,a complete waste of time.Nobody takes a blind bit of notice of it.Salary cap,ground capacity,catchment areas etc.etc.etc. absolute total garbage.How many teams have been warned about the state of their grounds including Odsal.It must be done by next year,next year,next year.Nothing gets done,nothing will.As I have said over and over again,the clowns at Red Hall have not got a clue.As you say Magic Weekend in Manchester.I bet that took some thinking about.One game of R.U. on Saturday will draw a bigger crowd than all seven games of R.L. this weekend.It is hilarious the way they announce the ground attendances,there will be a couple of decent crowds,the rest of the games will have two men and a dog watching but they will class it a success.After the better game the ground empties.How many will be there to watch Catalan v London. 200 if they are lucky but they will announce 30000.The World Game will now be under threat now that the Big man has been named Chairman.
Northern Pig. All this S.L. criteria is a smoke screen,a complete waste of time.Nobody takes a blind bit of notice of it.Salary cap,ground capacity,catchment areas etc.etc.etc. absolute total garbage.How many teams have been warned about the state of their grounds including Odsal.It must be done by next year,next year,next year.Nothing gets done,nothing will.As I have said over and over again,the clowns at Red Hall have not got a clue.As you say Magic Weekend in Manchester.I bet that took some thinking about.One game of R.U. on Saturday will draw a bigger crowd than all seven games of R.L. this weekend.It is hilarious the way they announce the ground attendances,there will be a couple of decent crowds,the rest of the games will have two men and a dog watching but they will class it a success.After the better game the ground empties.How many will be there to watch Catalan v London. 200 if they are lucky but they will announce 30000.The World Game will now be under threat now that the Big man has been named Chairman. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: -1

2:20pm Fri 16 May 14

axelf1963 says...

The game is in safe hands Spangles with the big man in charge, At least he will bat for this hemisphere rather than everyone been told what they are doing by the Australian power masters.
I see my old sparring partner Viking still bitter with me under his other username Bcfc lad.
The game is in safe hands Spangles with the big man in charge, At least he will bat for this hemisphere rather than everyone been told what they are doing by the Australian power masters. I see my old sparring partner Viking still bitter with me under his other username Bcfc lad. axelf1963
  • Score: 1

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