American Offerdahl joins Bulls

Bradford Bulls coach James Lowes
Bradford Bulls coach James Lowes
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World Cup star Mark Offerdahl will today become Bradford Bulls’ fifth new signing for next season.

Head coach James Lowes has lured the 26-year-old forward to Odsal, where he will sign a one-year deal, subject to obtaining a visa permit.

Offerdahl was a star of the USA’s World Cup show last year, as the Tomahawks made it through to the competition’s last eight.

He began this season with Kingstone Press Championship side North Wales Crusaders, before agreeing a move to 
St George Illawarra Dragons.

But the former Manly Sea Eagles forward admits he was quick to grasp the opportunity to sign for the Bulls.

“As soon as the chance to play for such a big club came up, I jumped at it and had very little hesitation in doing so,” said Offerdahl, who can play in the front row and back row.

“I am certainly looking forward to the challenge at hand. I cannot wait to get back over to the UK and get everything underway.

“The plan is to force my way into the team and play big minutes, while making an impact.

“I spoke to a few of the boys I know over there and they had nothing but good things to say about the Bulls and the direction the club is going in.

“I want to take my performance to another level with Bradford and really make my presence known.

“For me, the sky is the limit and the chance of making it back into Super League – with the Bulls – is one I am relishing.”