Joe is a Warrior

4 Dec 2018 01:58

WIGAN Warriors have signed Barrow Raiders' prop-forward Joe Bullock for the 2019 season on a three-year deal.

The 25-year-old front rower has been in superb for the Raiders in the Championship and will link-up with the Cherry and Whites for the 2019 campaign.

Bullock, who started his career as an outside back in the Wigan Academy before moving to Leigh Centurions, has excelled at Barrow Raiders where he was nominated for the League One Player of the Year in 2017.

Wigan Warriors executive director Kris Radlinksi said: "Joe is an explosive, hard-running front-row forward who has developed and proven himself in the Championship.

"He's played in the lower leagues, which is always a great apprenticeship for a prop forward - so we think he'll bring an edge and physicality to our front-row options next season.

"He's had another impressive season for Barrow, so we firmly believe that he is ready to take the step-up to Super League level and we're excited to offer him the opportunity to do so.

"There was significant interest in securing his signature, so we're delighted that he'll be part of our squad next season and we'd like to thank Barrow Raiders and Steven Neale in particular for their cooperation throughout this process."

Bullock said: "I'm really excited to be joining Wigan Warriors. I'm looking forward to getting stuck into training with the rest of the squad and seeing what the future will bring at this amazing club."

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