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Bulls Sign French International Fakir

Jamal Fakir

Jamal Fakir becomes first player signed under new owner Marc Green.

Bradford Bulls have announced the signing of French international Jamal Fakir.

The  prop was today unveiled as the club’s first signing since new owner and chairman Marc Green’s takeover, and has agreed a deal keeping him at The Provident Stadium until the end of the season.

Fakir featured in France’s 2013 World Cup campaign, having made numerous appearances for his country, and arrives following a seven-year stint with Catalan Dragons.

Bulls head coach Francis Cummins believes the Moroccan-born forward will bring some much-needed punch to the Bulls' front row.

“We are extremely happy to have Jamal on board, he will be massive for us going forward,” said Cummins.

“To bring in someone of Jamal’s experience and quality, at this stage of the season, I would deem a massive coup for this club.

“We only want to bring players here that add something to the team and improve our chances of success. In Jamal, I believe we have done that.

“He brings a great deal of experience, given his impressive track record. Jamal is a player who has appeared on the international stage and – for a number of years – in Super League.

“We are working hard to further bolster the current roster, as we enter the next phase of the season.”

Fakirgoes straight into contention for Sunday’s fourth-round Tetley’s Challenge Cup visit of Oldham.

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