BULLS starlet Olly Wilson is joining Huddersfield in a six-figure move – with Colton Roche coming back to Odsal.

Both clubs this morning confirmed the deal for 20-year-old England academy prop Wilson.

They have also agreed that former Bulls front rower Roche will be returning on a season-long loan.

Although the Bulls were reluctant to lose hot prospect Wilson, they felt the offer from their Super League neighbours was too good to turn down for someone who has played two senior games.

Wilson’s three-year contract at Bulls was due to run until the end of the 2020 campaign, when they could have risked him leaving for nothing.

Wilson, who has signed a full-time contract at Huddersfield until the end of the 2023 season, tweeted: "Mixed emotions leaving a club that has been in my life for the past four years.

"Massive thanks is due to all coaching staff at Bradford for helping me.

"However, this is a new challenge for me at @Giantsrl and something I am really excited about."

Bulls chairman Andrew Chalmers said: “The club has a rich heritage of producing players who have gone on to establish themselves as first-team players and our commitment to that remains the same.

“The club will continue to further invest into the academy which will allow John Bastian and his team to continue the great work they are doing developing young talent.

“The likes of Matthew Storton, Rowan Milnes and Evan Hodgson are all prime examples of the talent we have coming through the ranks.”

Roche, who made 25 appearances for Bradford under Geoff Toovey in 2017, has played once for the Giants this season and three times on loan for Leon Pryce’s Workington.

Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said: "I asked our academy staff to identify the best players in the positions that we as a club were looking to strengthen and Oliver was their stand-out pick.

"We have monitored his progress now for a considerable period to the point where we felt the time was now right to make the investment in his development as a home-grown English player who we hope to ultimately become both a Giants Super League regular and full international.

"Oliver knows his path to the top is a tough one but - as we've shown as a club - we are putting faith in the younger side of our squad and, whilst he will certainly bolster our academy side this year, he should also have the goal of a Super League debut to strive for."