Bulls make audacious bid for Brough

Bradford Bulls are closing in on an eye-catching swoop for Danny Brough.

League Express can reveal the Bulls have held talks with the veteran halfback and appear set to welcome him to the club next season.

It will see Brough reunite with Bulls coach John Kear for the third time in his career, and mark a major statement of intent in Bradford’s quest to get back to Super League.

Brough, 37, is off-contract at Wakefield at the end of the season, and he appears to be on his way out of the club and Super League, where he has wreaked havoc for the best part of 16 years.

In doing so he looks set to move to Bradford, who will be his seventh club in a professional career that has seen him become one of the greatest points scorers in the history of the game.

Brough is the sixth highest points scorer in British Rugby League history. Since his professional debut with Dewsbury in 2002 he has scored 3,874 points. Only Neil Fox, Jim Sullivan, Kevin Sinfield, Gus Risman and John Woods have scored more.

It was Kear who gave Brough his Super League debut with Hull FC and together the pair won the Challenge Cup in 2005.

Kear then signed Brough again at Wakefield, providing him with a second shot at Super League after he dropped to the Championship in 2007 with Castleford. In his one year at the Tigers, Brough earned promotion to Super League.

It’s been ten years since the pair worked together, but since then Brough has won the League Leaders’ Shield with Huddersfield, while he became Scotland’s all-time leading appearance maker, was nominated for the Golden Boot, won the Albert Goldthorpe Medal on three occasions and was the Man of Steel in 2013.

Now, the pair look set to reunite for a third, and perhaps final, time, with the objective of getting the Bulls back to Super League.