WITH the signing of Jordan Baldwinson yesterday, Bulls made that 15 players on their roster for 2022.

But one player who will not be staying put is Reece Hamlett, who has just been signed by Swinton.

The three-quarter only joined Bulls last November, with head coach John Kear bringing in the young prospect from Super League side Warrington.

He made a bright start too, standing out in Bradford’s pre-season friendlies against Swinton and Keighley, before scoring two tries in his new side’s Challenge Cup defeat at Featherstone.

But he was dropped from the side after Bulls’ miserable 50-12 defeat to Sheffield on the opening day of the Championship season, and after that, he found first team chances hard to come by.

He went on loan to Swinton in May, but he was only gone for two weeks, with Kear forced to call him back to Bradford, after losing a hatful of loan players due to Covid crises at their parent clubs.

That meant he was back in the starting line up for the big league defeat at Featherstone.

He missed Bulls’ next two, before starting four games in a row against Oldham, Featherstone, Halifax and Newcastle.

But with Bulls’ injury troubles easing towards the back end of the season, he was sent back on loan to Swinton at the end of August, so a permanent move there looked inevitable.

Swinton were comfortably relegated from the Championship in 2021, but Hamlett is still excited to join them, telling their club website: “The playing style at Swinton really suits me.

“I think I’ll find some great form there, and help the Lions get back up into the Championship where they belong.”