Bulls Announce Signing Of 'The Lumberjack'

Karl Davies has agreed to a two year contract.

Bradford Bulls have announced the signing of Australian Karl Davies, who has today agreed a two-year deal with the club.

The 22-year-old front-rower, known down under as 'The Lumberjack', arrives as head coach James Lowes' eighth new addition for 2015.

Davies has spent this season with Queensland Intrust Super Cup giants Mackay Cutters and is planning to make a big impact at the Provident Stadium.

“I believe I can bring a lot to Bradford and am very excited about coming over to ply my trade with the Bulls,” said the 6ft 3ins 17-stone prop forward.

“I am an explosive and aggressive type of player, with a strong work ethic.

“Next season will act as a fresh start for the club and I am looking forward to getting my teeth into the Championship before, hopefully, playing in Super League the year after.

“The squad being put together looks very strong, there are some fantastic names on board and we are going to take some stopping.”

Coach Lowes is looking forward to having former West Belconnen Warriors talent Davies on board until at least the end of 2016.

The Bradford boss believe Davies' “unique style” will see him quickly become a fans' favourite.

“I am very pleased to have secured Karl for the next two years,” said Lowes.

“He is an explosive prop and he is someone I know will excite our supporters.

“You need good, solid front-rowers in any leading side and Australia seems to deliver them. They know the job and do it well.

“He is a young and very talented individual and I like what I have seen of him.

“He is eager to get across and get started and I believe he has the potential to be a good player for us.”

Davies is due to arrive in the UK early next month, before starting pre-season training with his new team-mates. 

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