Bradford Bulls have announced the signing of Gold Coast’s Lachlan Burr. The 24-year-old Titans forward joins the Bulls on a one-year deal and will link up with his former coach Rohan Smith.
Before his time at the Titans, the back-rower was part of the Canterbury Bulldogs setup where he made his NRL debut in 2013. During his time at Canterbury, he was also a part of the NSW Cup team and was awarded the Bulldogs’ NSW Player of the Year in 2013.
“It’s going to be life changing and a good experience,” described Burr. “I’m pretty excited about joining the Bulls, even just to move to another country and experience that and the footie as well.
“It’s going to be a different kind of footie which I’m looking forward to. It’s a chance to work under Rohan again as Head Coach and it’s something I’m excited for.
“I always liked Rohan as a coach at the Titans. He’s a good coach and when I heard he was interested and wanted me to come over, it definitely drove me towards coming to the Bulls.
“At this stage I definitely want to stay in the middle – lock position, preferably. I want to work on being an 80-minute lock and if I can do that then I’ll be pretty happy.”
“Lachlan is a tough, fit, hardworking back-rower and I am looking forward to working with him,” said Smith. “He can play back row or at loose forward and is very capable of playing 80 minutes each week.
“Lachlan has come through two quality systems in the NRL at Canterbury Bulldogs and Gold Coast Titans and is keen to establish himself as a key member of a team.”
Burr’s move is subject to gaining a work permit, whilst the Bulls have also confirmed the retirement of Kurt Haggerty, who has since taken up a coaching role with League One side Toronto Wolfpack.