Elliot Kear

He was already contracted for next season but in a bid to keep him on board at the club longer, the Bradford Bulls have given Welsh international Elliot Kear a one-year contract extension.

The new deal will see him stay at the Bulls until the end of 2015 and after a solid World Cup campaign for the Welsh side, being rewarded with an additional year is deserved and justified.

“Elliot has done fantastically well this year and is continuing to improve,” said Bulls coach Francics Cummins.

“His performances in the World Cup have been most impressive and I expected as much after such a good season in Super League for him.

“We see him as a threat out wide, he has alarming pace and an eye for the line.

Looking to build on his World Cup success, the club believe he will only get better as a player and look forward to seeing that happen.

“We felt is was important to secure his services for another year, but the extended deal is really a reward for Elliot,” said Cummins.

“He will again play a key role for us next year and I expect he will only get better, given the competition for places in three-quarters.”

Still only 24, Kear – mainly a winger – can also play fullback and says that the decision to sign on for an additional year at the Bulls is a great one for him and a dream.

“I am over the moon with the extension as it gives me a bit more security. I love the Bulls and it was a dream for me when I first came here,” said Kear.

“I am settled here now and am really enjoying myself, so I’m delighted to sign for another year.

“My main aim this coming season will be to stay injury-free, play every game again and match the form I showed this year.”

By ricky

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