Bradford Bulls add Jake Mullaney to 2015 squad

New Bulls recruit Jake Mullaney

New Bulls recruit Jake Mullaney

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JAKE Mullaney has signed a one-year deal to become the Bulls' second new signing for 2015.

After Castleford prop Dan Fleming was recruited on a two-year contract from next season, Salford full back Mullaney has also come on board.

Brett Kearney is yet to make a formal announcement on his future but he is expected to head home to Australia at the end of the season.

He will be replaced by Mullaney, who has scored two tries and kicked 24 goals in 12 Super League appearances for the Red Devils this season.

Mullaney, 24, will arrive for pre-season training in October and comes with NRL experience, having previously enjoyed stints with Wests Tigers and Parramatta Eels.

He boasts experience at full back, stand-off and on the wing, giving head coach Jimmy Lowes versatility in the Bulls' backline.

"I am really looking forward to getting back playing consistently and am excited at the prospect of helping the Bulls make it back into Super League," said Mullaney.

"Bradford is massive club and I was well aware of the success enjoyed here while growing up in Australia.

"Back home, the Bulls are regarded as still one of the biggest clubs around and so I am really pleased to be joining.

"What I want from here is a strong pre-season with Bradford, giving me the best possible chance of cementing a place in the team next year.

"It is early days at this stage but one thing I can assure the Bulls supporters is that I will be giving everything for the club."

Lowes said of Sydney-born Mullaney: "Jake is a real talent and we are looking forward to seeing what he will bring to the team.

"He has been set back by injuries this season, meaning consistency has been an issue for him.

"But I am sure he will knuckle down with us later this year, when the players start pre-season training, and prove his ability in a Bradford shirt.

"The squad is beginning to take shape but there is still a lot of work going on behind the scenes as we look to piece things together for 2015 and beyond.

"As the club have already stated, we are hoping to have in place a quality team which will be able to challenge those placed in front of us next year."

The Bulls have also been heavily linked with Featherstone winger Etu Uaisele, who has joined Sheffield on loan until the end of the season after falling down the pecking order with Rovers.

Richard Moore is another player to have been linked with a return to Odsal but last week told the T&A that he has not spoken to the Bulls.

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7:19am Mon 28 Jul 14

theviking62 says...

Great signing, ready made replacement for Kearney. But would like to see who, from the current squad we're keeping? These lads are playing to stay.
Great signing, ready made replacement for Kearney. But would like to see who, from the current squad we're keeping? These lads are playing to stay. theviking62
  • Score: 9

7:34am Mon 28 Jul 14

axelf1963 says...

theviking62 wrote:
Great signing, ready made replacement for Kearney. But would like to see who, from the current squad we're keeping? These lads are playing to stay.
Predictable

If Bulls signed some average guy it would be a great signing to Viking ( rolls eyes )
[quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Great signing, ready made replacement for Kearney. But would like to see who, from the current squad we're keeping? These lads are playing to stay.[/p][/quote]Predictable If Bulls signed some average guy it would be a great signing to Viking ( rolls eyes ) axelf1963
  • Score: -37

8:56am Mon 28 Jul 14

Mumby was the best says...

axelf1963 wrote:
theviking62 wrote:
Great signing, ready made replacement for Kearney. But would like to see who, from the current squad we're keeping? These lads are playing to stay.
Predictable

If Bulls signed some average guy it would be a great signing to Viking ( rolls eyes )
Predictable
If T&A publish a Bulls story this cretin comes on with predictable comments Get a life Cliff.
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Great signing, ready made replacement for Kearney. But would like to see who, from the current squad we're keeping? These lads are playing to stay.[/p][/quote]Predictable If Bulls signed some average guy it would be a great signing to Viking ( rolls eyes )[/p][/quote]Predictable If T&A publish a Bulls story this cretin comes on with predictable comments Get a life Cliff. Mumby was the best
  • Score: 10

9:32am Mon 28 Jul 14

nosher says...

Never heard of him either. But another young fresh face who should be hungry to prove himself.
Never heard of him either. But another young fresh face who should be hungry to prove himself. nosher
  • Score: 5

10:10am Mon 28 Jul 14

jaj1066 says...

He was meant to be be the next star for west tigers but he never took the next step, lets hope he can do it for the bulls!
He was meant to be be the next star for west tigers but he never took the next step, lets hope he can do it for the bulls! jaj1066
  • Score: 10

11:27am Mon 28 Jul 14

nosher says...

jaj1066 wrote:
He was meant to be be the next star for west tigers but he never took the next step, lets hope he can do it for the bulls!
He must have some quality then. I had never heard of danny peacock, Jeremy donogher, le strange, or Brett Kearney and they all proved to be great for the club. Oh and don't forget Mick withers.
[quote][p][bold]jaj1066[/bold] wrote: He was meant to be be the next star for west tigers but he never took the next step, lets hope he can do it for the bulls![/p][/quote]He must have some quality then. I had never heard of danny peacock, Jeremy donogher, le strange, or Brett Kearney and they all proved to be great for the club. Oh and don't forget Mick withers. nosher
  • Score: 9

11:34am Mon 28 Jul 14

salford red says...

steady player..he does go out to play not just make the 13 up.. should do a good job for the bulls
steady player..he does go out to play not just make the 13 up.. should do a good job for the bulls salford red
  • Score: 17

12:44pm Mon 28 Jul 14

axelf1963 says...

Nosher you have never heard of getting a round in either no wonder Spangles did not meet you.
Cliff x
Nosher you have never heard of getting a round in either no wonder Spangles did not meet you. Cliff x axelf1963
  • Score: -7

5:25pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BirchLane-1964 says...

nosher wrote:
jaj1066 wrote:
He was meant to be be the next star for west tigers but he never took the next step, lets hope he can do it for the bulls!
He must have some quality then. I had never heard of danny peacock, Jeremy donogher, le strange, or Brett Kearney and they all proved to be great for the club. Oh and don't forget Mick withers.
And Graham Bradley was a player who hadnt fulfilled his potential when we signed him and he was the springboard which helped catapult us to greatness. I still maintain he was the best signing we made right at the start of super league. Robbie developed to be a star player and probably learnt a lot from Bradley. Don't forget we had many players at the start of super league that were unknown and Brian Smith produced a master class team. Lets hope jimmy can do the same over the next few years
[quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jaj1066[/bold] wrote: He was meant to be be the next star for west tigers but he never took the next step, lets hope he can do it for the bulls![/p][/quote]He must have some quality then. I had never heard of danny peacock, Jeremy donogher, le strange, or Brett Kearney and they all proved to be great for the club. Oh and don't forget Mick withers.[/p][/quote]And Graham Bradley was a player who hadnt fulfilled his potential when we signed him and he was the springboard which helped catapult us to greatness. I still maintain he was the best signing we made right at the start of super league. Robbie developed to be a star player and probably learnt a lot from Bradley. Don't forget we had many players at the start of super league that were unknown and Brian Smith produced a master class team. Lets hope jimmy can do the same over the next few years BirchLane-1964
  • Score: 10

8:08pm Mon 28 Jul 14

nosher says...

BirchLane-1964 wrote:
nosher wrote:
jaj1066 wrote:
He was meant to be be the next star for west tigers but he never took the next step, lets hope he can do it for the bulls!
He must have some quality then. I had never heard of danny peacock, Jeremy donogher, le strange, or Brett Kearney and they all proved to be great for the club. Oh and don't forget Mick withers.
And Graham Bradley was a player who hadnt fulfilled his potential when we signed him and he was the springboard which helped catapult us to greatness. I still maintain he was the best signing we made right at the start of super league. Robbie developed to be a star player and probably learnt a lot from Bradley. Don't forget we had many players at the start of super league that were unknown and Brian Smith produced a master class team. Lets hope jimmy can do the same over the next few years
A fair point. But I had heard of Bradley he had been at Castleford. The penquin was my favourite player at the start of super league. Finding somebody like him would be fantastic.
[quote][p][bold]BirchLane-1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jaj1066[/bold] wrote: He was meant to be be the next star for west tigers but he never took the next step, lets hope he can do it for the bulls![/p][/quote]He must have some quality then. I had never heard of danny peacock, Jeremy donogher, le strange, or Brett Kearney and they all proved to be great for the club. Oh and don't forget Mick withers.[/p][/quote]And Graham Bradley was a player who hadnt fulfilled his potential when we signed him and he was the springboard which helped catapult us to greatness. I still maintain he was the best signing we made right at the start of super league. Robbie developed to be a star player and probably learnt a lot from Bradley. Don't forget we had many players at the start of super league that were unknown and Brian Smith produced a master class team. Lets hope jimmy can do the same over the next few years[/p][/quote]A fair point. But I had heard of Bradley he had been at Castleford. The penquin was my favourite player at the start of super league. Finding somebody like him would be fantastic. nosher
  • Score: 2

9:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

barbarian mike says...

Mullaney is a good player, quick and agile and runs the ball back at speed. He can also chime into the line well when required. A more than adequate replacement for Kearney. Saw him play for the eels last season on occasion and he played well, bags of potential. Will go well in the championship!!! Pleasantly, but very surprised at this addition as he would do well in SL too given a run of games to adapt.
Mullaney is a good player, quick and agile and runs the ball back at speed. He can also chime into the line well when required. A more than adequate replacement for Kearney. Saw him play for the eels last season on occasion and he played well, bags of potential. Will go well in the championship!!! Pleasantly, but very surprised at this addition as he would do well in SL too given a run of games to adapt. barbarian mike
  • Score: 2

9:49pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BirchLane-1964 says...

barbarian mike wrote:
Mullaney is a good player, quick and agile and runs the ball back at speed. He can also chime into the line well when required. A more than adequate replacement for Kearney. Saw him play for the eels last season on occasion and he played well, bags of potential. Will go well in the championship!!! Pleasantly, but very surprised at this addition as he would do well in SL too given a run of games to adapt.
Just a concern we only signed him on a 12 month deal. Either he'll sign another deal if we get promoted straight off, or he's agreed to give us a year and move to a SL club if we don't go up
[quote][p][bold]barbarian mike[/bold] wrote: Mullaney is a good player, quick and agile and runs the ball back at speed. He can also chime into the line well when required. A more than adequate replacement for Kearney. Saw him play for the eels last season on occasion and he played well, bags of potential. Will go well in the championship!!! Pleasantly, but very surprised at this addition as he would do well in SL too given a run of games to adapt.[/p][/quote]Just a concern we only signed him on a 12 month deal. Either he'll sign another deal if we get promoted straight off, or he's agreed to give us a year and move to a SL club if we don't go up BirchLane-1964
  • Score: 0

8:52am Tue 29 Jul 14

nosher says...

BirchLane-1964 wrote:
barbarian mike wrote:
Mullaney is a good player, quick and agile and runs the ball back at speed. He can also chime into the line well when required. A more than adequate replacement for Kearney. Saw him play for the eels last season on occasion and he played well, bags of potential. Will go well in the championship!!! Pleasantly, but very surprised at this addition as he would do well in SL too given a run of games to adapt.
Just a concern we only signed him on a 12 month deal. Either he'll sign another deal if we get promoted straight off, or he's agreed to give us a year and move to a SL club if we don't go up
I don't see owt wrong with a short contract under the circumstances we are in.
[quote][p][bold]BirchLane-1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barbarian mike[/bold] wrote: Mullaney is a good player, quick and agile and runs the ball back at speed. He can also chime into the line well when required. A more than adequate replacement for Kearney. Saw him play for the eels last season on occasion and he played well, bags of potential. Will go well in the championship!!! Pleasantly, but very surprised at this addition as he would do well in SL too given a run of games to adapt.[/p][/quote]Just a concern we only signed him on a 12 month deal. Either he'll sign another deal if we get promoted straight off, or he's agreed to give us a year and move to a SL club if we don't go up[/p][/quote]I don't see owt wrong with a short contract under the circumstances we are in. nosher
  • Score: 1

9:55am Tue 29 Jul 14

bradfordbronco says...

BirchLane-1964 wrote:
nosher wrote:
jaj1066 wrote:
He was meant to be be the next star for west tigers but he never took the next step, lets hope he can do it for the bulls!
He must have some quality then. I had never heard of danny peacock, Jeremy donogher, le strange, or Brett Kearney and they all proved to be great for the club. Oh and don't forget Mick withers.
And Graham Bradley was a player who hadnt fulfilled his potential when we signed him and he was the springboard which helped catapult us to greatness. I still maintain he was the best signing we made right at the start of super league. Robbie developed to be a star player and probably learnt a lot from Bradley. Don't forget we had many players at the start of super league that were unknown and Brian Smith produced a master class team. Lets hope jimmy can do the same over the next few years
That's the key to it all. Getting the most from the players you have. Unfortunately this season although we have't had the biggest or best squad they have still underperformed massively in almost every game. Had they all played up to their potential I don't think we'd have been in the bottom two.

If Jimmy can bring in some decent assistants There no reason why a smaller cheaper squad can't compete with an under performing SL squad next year
[quote][p][bold]BirchLane-1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jaj1066[/bold] wrote: He was meant to be be the next star for west tigers but he never took the next step, lets hope he can do it for the bulls![/p][/quote]He must have some quality then. I had never heard of danny peacock, Jeremy donogher, le strange, or Brett Kearney and they all proved to be great for the club. Oh and don't forget Mick withers.[/p][/quote]And Graham Bradley was a player who hadnt fulfilled his potential when we signed him and he was the springboard which helped catapult us to greatness. I still maintain he was the best signing we made right at the start of super league. Robbie developed to be a star player and probably learnt a lot from Bradley. Don't forget we had many players at the start of super league that were unknown and Brian Smith produced a master class team. Lets hope jimmy can do the same over the next few years[/p][/quote]That's the key to it all. Getting the most from the players you have. Unfortunately this season although we have't had the biggest or best squad they have still underperformed massively in almost every game. Had they all played up to their potential I don't think we'd have been in the bottom two. If Jimmy can bring in some decent assistants There no reason why a smaller cheaper squad can't compete with an under performing SL squad next year bradfordbronco
  • Score: 0

12:46pm Tue 29 Jul 14

nosher says...

I hope diskin ain't his choice as assistant.
I hope diskin ain't his choice as assistant. nosher
  • Score: 1

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