Rookie Shaw agrees to Bulls switch

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BRADFORD BULLS have signed ex-Warrington Wolves Academy three-quarter Ryan Shaw from Barrow Raiders for 2015.

Head coach James Lowes initially recognised the former England Academy international’s potential during his own time at Warrington and believes the player - who can operate at full-back, winger or centre - can thrive with them in the Championship next season.

“Ryan is a young, up and coming talent who I know very well,” added Lowes.

“He was just coming into the junior ranks when I was at Warrington, so I know what he is capable of bringing to the party.

“Ryan has bags of potential. He is very quick, knows his way to the line and can kick goals. I believe he has all the tools.

“We are starting to build some real strength in depth within the backs and, for Ryan, it is now all about hitting the ground running and making the most of his ability.”

The goal-kicking Cumbrian, who has had loan spells with London Broncos, Castleford Tigers, Leigh Centurions and Swinton Lions, left Halliwell Jones Stadium earlier this year and has gone on to score nine tries in 25 games for Barrow.

Shaw said: “This is a massive opportunity for me to really prove myself and kick on.

“I have signed for the next 12 months but want to ensure a much longer stay.

“The only way I will be able to do that is by earning another contract through hard work. I am very committed to that and want to be a part of the side for years to come.

“I prefer to play in the centres but have experience across the backline, so am able to offer the club a level of versatility.

“I picked up a lot during my time with Warrington and have enjoyed a taste of Super League, which I want to experience again.”