Platt joins Crusaders
North Wales Crusaders have added to their squad with the capture of former Irish international Michael Platt from Bradford Bulls.
Platt will link up with former team-mate Stuart Reardon, who he played alongside at the Bulls, and is the fourth new member of the 2014 squad alongside the Ashall brothers and Adam Clay.
The 29-year-old has crossed for 24 tries in 6 years and 84 appearances for Bradford, after the making the switch across Yorkshire following a spell with Castleford Tigers.
He also played for Rochdale Hornets and Salford City Reds in his earlier playing days and featured for Ireland in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup down under.
Head coach Clive Griffiths said, “It’s a tremendous capture for us to add to the players that we’ve brought in over the last year or so.
“He may have had other offers, but he’s come to us as he sees the potential of the club and that there’s the opportunity to go places.
“That’s what we’re trying to do here and we’ll welcome his experience and quality that he’ll add to the team.
“He’ll only help us to develop and consolidate the team ready for the Championship next season.”
CEO Jamie Thomas said, “We’re delighted to have signed Michael Platt for the 2014 season.
“Michael is a player of real quality and another great addition to the squad as we look to build a really competitive team for next season.”