SAM Hallas believes Anthony Walker is under-rated after the Bulls forward claimed a first competitive try for four years.

Walker earned the man-of-the-match plaudits in the side’s latest win over Newcastle, crowning a barnstorming display off the bench with a second-half score.

It was a landmark moment for the Welshman, who had previously been advised to quit the game due to an underlying brain abnormality that had been diagnosed in 2017.

Hallas said: “I thought Anthony Walker was superb and he really carried us.

“Walks has got a bit of play in him as well. I don’t think people realise the subtleties he’s got – he’s a really skilful player.

“He’s in my gym group at training and we get on really well. We have a good laugh through the week and it’s really good to see him playing well, long may it continue.”

Walker was given the all-clear to return to rugby this year and earned a Bulls contract after impressing John Kear in a pre-season trial.

The former Wakefield and St Helens middle claimed the winning try in a friendly against Keighley Cougars in March but Sunday saw his first try back in competitive action.

It was the perfect response to being left out of the York win the previous week as the Bulls continue to work to build his fitness levels.

Vice-captain Hallas added: "He carries it a like a train and Ebon Scurr is the same. He's been playing out of his skin and is one of our best players this season."