Bulls snap up Hitchcox

Bradford have won the race to sign Castleford winger Jy Hitchcox.

The speedster, who scored a hat-trick in the club’s Promotion Final victory over Workington earlier this month, has signed a two-year deal with the club after an impressive loan spell with John Kear’s side.

Chairman Andrew Chalmers said: “Recruitment and retention is generally a good reflection of how a club is growing and building, on that basis we are obviously really pleased with our business the past few months.

“To add a player of Jy’s standing to our strong squad for 2019 is really exciting and we’re pleased to deliver recruitment of this quality to our supporter base in return for their loyalty and support week to week and through our season ticket program.

“Jy was a huge influence on the squad during his time on loan at the club this season, he has played in Super League Grand Finals and demonstrated as recently as the play-off Final that he can finish tries and impact a game as well as any outside back in the league.

“We also have the added bonus of Jy having a strong relationship with Jake Webster. For Bradford Bulls fans to be coming along to Odsal next season to watch exciting players of this quality representing their club is exactly what we have been striving to offer.”