BRADFORD Bulls have signed towering Super League front-row forward Anthony England on a one-year deal.

The 33-year-old joins from Wakefield Trinity, having spent the last four seasons with the Belle Vue club.

Standing at 6ft 4in tall, weighing 17st 7lb, England will bolster Bulls firepower in the pack alongside Steve Crossley and Liam Kirk.

The prop, who also has top-flight experience with Warrington Wolves, admits coach John Kear was a huge factor in his decision to sign for Bradford.

“It is really good to have joined the club, I got the call off John and when someone like John Kear rings you up the decision is already made,” said England.

“Running out in front of the Bradford supporters will be a real moment of pride.

"I watched the club when I was younger at Odsal and the fans are a very passionate group.

“I am a big, robust forward and I am looking forward to getting going. I am not here to mess about I am here to do a job.”

England is the second new Bulls signing for next season following the capture of winger Greg Johnson from Salford.

Kear has spoken of his delight at England’s capture, insisting he will bring power and experience to his forward options.

“I am absolutely delighted. Anthony is a tough, rugged, hard-working prop forward who will dovetail into what we are trying to do here,” said Kear.

“He does not take a backward step in any form and that is the kind of player we want. Anthony and Greg (Johnson) have loads of Super League experience and both will add something to our squad.

“It is a great time to be at the club. The players and supporters are seeing who we are bringing in and how they can help us achieve what we want to achieve. I think good times are around the corner.”

England, who started his career with Castleford, has also had spells with Gateshead Thunder, Dewsbury and Featherstone.