Bradford announce signing of Wakefield’s Jason Walton

Bradford Bulls have completed the signing of Jason Walton on a two-year deal as Rohan Smith continues to assemble a new-look squad for 2017.

Walton, who is equally at home at back-row or centre, has made 18 appearances for Super League side Wakefield Trinity Wildcats so far this season.

“Jason’s had a strong season with Wakefield, so we’re lucky to have obtained his services,” said Bulls coach Smith. “He’s a player with good leg speed and likes a collision, so we’re looking forward to those aspects of his game being added to our group.

“Jason’s looking for a greater role within a team and wants to be a real feature of the club going forward. So we’re looking for some leadership and maturity from him in the coming seasons.”

“I enjoyed playing under Brian (Smith) because he rated me and showed faith in me,” said Walton. “I’m looking forward to working with Rohan and hopefully I can show him what I can do as well.

“I always admired the Bulls as I was growing up and I’m really looking forward to finally playing for them. From speaking to Rohan and hearing his ideas, I’m certainly confident about next season.”

Rohan Smith added: “My Dad spoke highly of his ethic and his willingness to train hard. He’s earned his opportunities from week-to-week at Wakefield and has had a good season on the back of that approach. We’re looking forward to getting him going.”