Hunslet add young hooker from Bradford

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Hunslet have confirmed the signing of Lochlan McGill from Bradford Bulls for the 2020 season.

The 19-year-old came through the academy system at the Bulls, but will make his first team bow in League One for Hunslet next season.

He told the club website: “After enjoying my junior career with Stanningley I signed at Bradford Bulls Academy.

“The plan was for me to move up from the Academy to the Reserves but after I’d spoken to Hunslet’s Head Coach Gary Thornton three or four times there was only one club I wanted to join.

“I was impressed by his enthusiasm, and by the enthusiasm of everyone else at Hunslet, including his assistant Gary Barnett, who I know from his time at Stanningley.”

Head Coach Gary Thornton added: “At only 19 Lochlan has lots to learn at this level, but he comes very highly rated by the Bulls coaching staff.

“I have seen him play a few times and he is tough and uncompromising in defence, and has some skill with the ball too.

“He has come in with a great attitude and will be pushing hard for a spot in the 17 – and I’m pretty confident he will get there. He is learning from Jack and Vila, and is keen to make an impression on the Hunslet fans. He is a great addition to the squad.”

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