USA World Cup hero Mark Offerdahl has become the latest new recruit to join the Bulls after agreeing a one-year deal for next season.

The prop caught the eye of a host of scouts after playing in all four of the Tomahawks' World Cup matches last year as they set up a quarter-final with Australia.

The 26-year-old then moved to Championship outfit North Wales Crusaders ahead of the current campaign.

He scored five tries in 15 games for the Wrexham-based side before heading home to Australia in June to join Illawarra Cutters, the feeder club of St George Ilawarra Dragons.

Prior to joining Crusaders, the Manly Sea Eagles product had a spell over in France with ASC Carcassonne, with whom he won a league and cup double, before a brief stint in rugby union in America with Connecticut Wildcats.

Offerdahl is now relishing the challenge of helping Bradford return to Super League at the first attempt next year, with his move subject to visa approval.

Queensland-born Offerdahl said: “The plan is to force my way into the team and play big minutes, while making an impact.

“I'm certainly looking forward to the challenge at hand and I can't wait to get over to the UK to get everything underway.

“As soon as the opportunity to play for such a big club came up, I jumped at it. I had very little hesitation in doing so.

“I spoke to a few of the boys I know over there and they had nothing but good things to say about the Bulls and the direction the club is going in.

“To be going back into a very professional, full-time environment will be great for me and my game.

“I want to take my performance to another level with the Bulls and really make my presence known.

“For me, the sky is the limit and the chance of making it back into Super League – with Bradford – is one I am relishing.”

Bulls head coach Jimmy Lowes said he was delighted with the addition of Offerdahl to a squad which is quickly taking shape.

Adam O’Brien, Adam Sidlow, Tom Olbison, Lee Gaskell and Dale Ferguson have re-signed, while Offerdahl, Dan Fleming, Jake Mullaney, Dave Petersen and Etu Uaisele will come on board as new recruits.

“Mark will add a lot of power, size and energy to our front line next year,” said Lowes.

“He is a player who has really impressed me and I am pleased with the homework we have done on him.

“Mark is keen to come over and have a crack at Super League with us.

“But, in order to do that, he knows he will have to play his part in helping us earn promotion in 2015.

“He is an international forward, who I felt did a great job for the USA in the World Cup, and this a big chance for him to prove himself.

“Hopefully, he will do well here and the one-year deal will become much longer.

“I believe Mark's addition will further enhance the good blend of forwards we are putting together.”

Meanwhile, the Bulls' Under-19s claimed an impressive 30-18 victory at London Broncos on Saturday.