POWERHOUSE prop Ross Peltier has become the latest new recruit for the Bulls next season after signing a two-year deal.

The 24-year-old has spent the past four seasons with Keighley Cougars and also turned out for rugby union outfit Bradford & Bingley last term.

Bradford-born Peltier grew up supporting the Bulls and began his career in the Huddersfield Giants academy team before making the move to Cougar Park.

The Jamaican international has also had a six-month stint playing in Australia with Whitsunday Brahman and his arrival will bolster the Bulls’ pack next season.

“He’s got a point to prove,” said Bulls head coach Rohan Smith.

“Ross has got an opportunity to establish himself in a full-time environment and he really wants to train hard to give himself the best chance to make an impact.

“He needs to work on his all-round game as a front-rower, but he’s definitely going to bring some leg speed and tackle breaking to our middle unit.

“He’s going to have a lot of hard work in front of him, but I’m expecting Ross to have a breakout season next year.”

Peltier, who has scored eight tries in 21 appearances for the Cougars so far this season, is excited to make the step up into a full-time environment.

“I’ve been a Bulls fan all my life,” said Peltier.

“I signed a scholarship at the Bulls when I was 12, worked as a ball boy and did my school work experience at the stadium. The club was my life growing up.

“I’m very excited to get back into a full-time environment. It’s been the aim since I left Huddersfield three or four years ago.

“This season has been a really big one for me. Everything has started to come together and hopefully, next season, it can go up another ten times!

“My biggest strength is with ball in hand, making a lot of big carries. Hopefully I can carry on from this season and score a lot of tries again.”