HOOKER George Flanagan today returned to the Bradford Bulls - ten years after being shown the door.

Flanagan, 31, has joined John Kear's side on a two-year deal from Hunslet.

It means his career will have gone full circle after spending six years in the club's junior and reserve grades.

Flanagan was released from the club he grew up supporting in 2008 and went on to play for Batley, under Kear, as well as Dewsbury and Featherstone.

He has spent the last two seasons at Hunslet, scoring 25 tries as he captained them to League One Shield success in 2017.

Flanagan played in last weekend's season opener at Hemel, scoring again in a 28-14 win.

Coach John Kear said: "He’s a local lad and a Bulls fan. His son’s a Bulls season-ticket holder, so he’s got the red, amber and black running through his veins.

"One of the things that really sold the club to him was his long and passionate association.

“I know he’s excited – but I think his family are even more excited than him!”