Huddersfield Giants prop Anthony Mullally claims his loan spell at Bradford Bulls improved his ability.
The Ireland international, 22, spent six weeks with the Odsal club before his recall and has featured for the Giants in all three games since. In yesterday’s come-from-behind victory against Castleford Tigers, he made a big impact, setting the foundation for Joe Wardle’s 28th-minute try and making lots of valuable ground.
“I’m happy with the way things are going, and I just want to keep building,” Mullally told the Huddersfield Examiner.
“To be honest, I didn’t have that much time on the field against Cas, but I was pretty happy with my contribution. I know there are areas of my game I have to work on, but I know they’ll come.
“And there’s no doubt my time on loan at Bradford has helped me tremendously.
“I did have mixed feelings when I first went to the Bulls. Huddersfield is my team and I wanted to play for them, but I wasn’t getting the gametime. Bradford were able to offer me that gametime and I know I’ve benefited from it.
“I played 40 to 50 minutes in each of the six games I was there – and it’s a great place to be, despite all the off-field problems – and come straight back to Huddersfield and played in the last three games.
“There’s no doubt I’ve come on a lot in the past 12 months, and that time at Bradford has played a big part in that.
“My main aim now is to try and establish myself in the Giants’ Super League side and become a far more consistent player.
“Since I’ve been here, I’ve been in and out of the side. But this season I’ve already matched my total of Super League games last season with nine, and I’m ready to do what it takes to build on that total.”