BRADFORD Bulls Women's captain Amy Hardcastle has left the club to join St Helens.

Hardcastle had become a key figure in the Bradford team over several years, playing a crucial part in that famous 2017 treble-winning campaign.

She had recently been handed the Bulls armband before the pandemic meant the 2020 season could not start.

Hardcastle has been a regular in the England team as she prepares to enter her third world cup next year.

Last year, Saints finished second in the Women's Super League, while Bulls missed out on the playoffs in sixth.

The 31-year-old was also named in the team of the decade selected by the NRL - the only player from these shores to be recognised.

Bulls issued this tweet:

Speaking to St Helens' website, Hardcastle said: “I want to take this new opportunity to continue my progression in rugby league, to find the best version of myself by reaching my full potential ahead of the World Cup.

“I believe I can achieve this at St.Helens and I’m looking forward to this new chapter.

“My mums always says it’s not where you start it’s where you finish.”