Castleford Tigers history-maker Jack Sanderson joins Bradford Bulls - ex-Hull FC back signs one-year deal

Outside-back Jack Sanderson, who scored one try in three appearances for Castleford Tigers last season, has signed for Betfred Championship side Bradford Bulls on a one-year deal.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 5:33 pm
Jack Sanderson touches down for Tigers against Huddersfield last season. Picture by Melanie Allatt Photography/Castleford Tigers

The 22-year-old joined Tigers from Hull 12 months ago on a one-year contract, with an option for 2021.

He was the 1,000th player to appear for Castleford when he made a try-scoring debut against Huddersfield Giants at Warrington last September.

Bulls begin their competitive season away to Featherstone Rovers in the Betfred Challenge Cup first round on Sunday, March 21 and coach John Kear was “absolutely delighted” to add Sanderson to his squad.

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“Jack is a player who spent time at Doncaster and has also got Super League experience with Hull FC and Castleford and I always thought he was pretty good,” Kear said.

“When we spoke to Jack and his agent I jumped at the chance to bring him in.

“I know full well he sees this one-year deal as an opportunity to earn a longer-term stay.

“He’s big and fast; having done my due diligence on him and speaking to people within the game, everyone has spoken of his positive attitude and how well he applies himself.

“He can play one-five and also kick goals so there are a number of plus points with bringing in a player like Jack.

“He adds further competition for a starting jersey.”

Sanderson said: "I am really happy to be here.

“Already after the first session I felt welcomed by all the players and staff and having spoken to John about the aspirations of the club, it really sold the move to me.”

He added: "I want to be a part of Bradford’s journey and cement my place in the team here.

“It has been a few years since I have strung some regular games together and I want to be able to help the club get back into Super League.

"I can bring a lot of pace on the edges, I am a confident player and that will come with a run of games in the side.”