Former Panthers utility extends Bradford stay

Jarrod Sammut

In a sign that players have faith in the new ownership, former Penrith Panthers utility Jarrod Sammut has become the latest player to re-sign with the club – with the often criticised utility back re-signing for a further 2 years.

Sammut, who moved to Odsal from the now defunct Crusaders 12 months ago, is relieved to have his future at the club sorted.

“I did have a few other options, which is always good to have up your sleeve, but my priority was always to stay at Bradford,” said Sammut.

“I’m settled here and England is my home. I really enjoy playing in Super League and now I’ve signed a contract extension, I’m looking forward to helping us getting back to being the dominant force we once were.”

Following the collapse of the Crusaders, Sammut was made exempt from the Bulls overseas quota, with Bulls head coach Franny Cummins very pleased to have retained the utility.

“Jarrod is one of those players who can do things that others cannot,” Cummins said.

“We’ve sat down and addressed other parts of his game and I think he’s ready to step up now.

“That’s what I’ll need from him, but he showed at the back end of the year that he can definitely contribute.

“Jarrod’s challenge now is to produce the goods on a regular basis because he definitely has the talent, and we’re delighted to have him on board.”

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