SAM Hallas is tipping Bulls youngster Thomas Doyle to come of age in next year’s Championship.

The 20-year-old hooker scored two tries on his senior debut against Rochdale last season and made five appearances in total for John Kear’s side.

The Bulls coach has already voiced his expectations for Doyle in 2020 – and vice-captain Hallas is keen to add his own ringing endorsement.

Hallas said: “Doyley is a class player and he wants to learn.

“He trains just like he plays, really hard and giving 100 per cent and always gets stuck in.

“He’s really exciting for the future. Everything about his game is top-notch and the older he gets, the more he will keep improving.

“It’s about giving him time. Patience is a virtue with him.”

Doyle’s man-of-the-match start spearheading a 52-16 win over the Hornets in April was followed with an appearance in Canada against Championship champions Toronto.

He also featured in league clashes with Swinton and Dewsbury as well as part of the youthful side Kear fielded in the 1895 Cup against Barrow.

Hallas, who is expected to operate more at loose forward for the new campaign, added: “You can see that Doyley is a confident lad.

“But when you’ve got the talent that he has, you’re not going to be nervous.

“It’s also testament to the boys and how they helped him fit in straight away.

“We have that confidence in him as well. That’s the group mentality.

“I’m only a couple of years older and I’ve got a lot to learn. If we can stand next to each other and learn together, we could really crack it.”