Garreth Carvell handed No 10 shirt at Bulls

Former Great Britain prop Garreth Carvell has been handed the No 10 shirt at Bradford Bulls for the 2014 season.

The 32-year-old, who signed from Warrington in the off-season on a two-year deal, will line up on the front row with Matt Diskin (No 9) and Nick Scruton (No 8).

Bulls coach Francis Cummins, 37, announced his side’s 25 squad numbers in front of a throng of supporters at the Provident Stadium.

“We have moved things around a little this year, with a number of new signings in the squad and a host of players deserving the shirts they have been given,” he said.

“Garreth Carvell brings a wealth of experience at every level of the game and will prove a great addition up front, as he lines up alongside Nick Scruton, Manase Manuokafoa and Adam Sidlow.

“As for Tom Olbison, he is developing into a extremely good back-row forward. For a youngster he has bags of Super League experience and last year he again impressed.

“He has had a superb pre-season and it will be good to see him now fight for a starting spot in the side.

“Jamie Foster has moved up the ladder somewhat and it is a thoroughly deserved promotion, reflecting his experience and the appearances he made last term.

“Chev Walker has become a real force in the middle for us and his influence on the rest of the squad is tremendous.”

The 2014 Bradford Bulls squad numbers in full:

1. Brett Kearney
2. Elliot Kear
3. Adrian Purtell
4. Matty Blythe
5. Jamie Foster
6. Jarrod Sammut
7. Luke Gale
8. Nick Scruton
9. Matt Diskin
10. Garreth Carvell
11. Tom Olbison
12. Dale Ferguson
13. Chev Walker
14. Manase Manuokafoa
15. Adam Sidlow
16. Danny Addy
17. Lee Gaskell
18. James Donaldson
19. Adam O’Brien
20. Luke George
21. Adam Henry
22. Sam Wood
23. Oliver Roberts
24. Alex Mellor
25. Nathan Conroy