Leeds Rhinos: Loan players’ stints at Bradford Bulls extended

Jordan Lilley
Jordan Lilley
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Leeds Rhinos have extended the loan of four of their players to neighbours Bradford Bulls.

Half-back Jordan Lilley and forwards Josh Jordan-Roberts, Mikolaj Oledzki and Sam Hallas all joined Bulls before their opening Kingstone Press Championship fixture four weeks ago.

Mikolaj Oledzki

Mikolaj Oledzki

Having completed their initial month, Rhinos can now recall the players if required on a week-to-week basis.

Coach Brian McDermott told Rhinos’ website: “All four young players have a great opportunity to develop their skills during their time at the Bulls.

“Jordan is doing well managing a game and directing the team around the pitch in some tough positions when his side are not always on the front foot.

“For Josh and Mikolaj, this is an opportunity to test themselves against men on a week to week basis and develop as forwards.

Josh Jordan-Roberts

Josh Jordan-Roberts

“Unfortunately for Sam, he has picked up an ankle injury, but it is not long-term and he will hopefully be back soon.”

McDermott added: “We are constantly monitoring and reviewing their performances with them and if they are required for the first team we know they are ready to go.

“We will do the right thing by Bradford and make sure we give them as much notice as we can before recalling the players, but for now they are learning some great lessons in the Bulls camp and most importantly getting valuable game time.”

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