Bryn’s Bullish about the future

Moved: Bryn Hargreaves in action for St Helens RL team last season
Moved: Bryn Hargreaves in action for St Helens RL team last season

A former Leyland schoolboy is determined to take the Bradford Bulls by the horns and lead them to Super League glory.

Bryn Hargreaves, 25, ended his glittering career with St Helens RL team last season, which included a Challenge Cup winners medal and making four appearances in the four Super League finals.

With the new season just weeks away, the ex-Balshaws High School pupil believes that with Bradford he can get his hands on the one domestic honour that still eludes him – being a Super League winner.

He said: “There were quite a lot of changes happening at St Helens with a new coach coming in and a bit of uncertainty over where they would be playing because Knowsley Road was being demolished.

“Mick Potter was leaving Saints and asked if I would be interested in joining him at Bradford.

“They gave me an offer which was too good to refuse, and I have been training with them during pre-season which went well.

“I am one of the most senior players at Bradford, and I know that I was comfortable at St Helens and needed a new challenge.”

Hargreaves wants to bring back the glory days to Bradford from the 1990s as the club disappointingly finished 10th in the league last season.

He said: “When I was younger Bradford were dominating the game and I think I can help them back there.

“I am not saying that we are going to win the league this year because I am realistic about my goals.

“However, the play-offs are achieveable and who knows where that might take us.

“We are just going to take it game-by-game and I just want to play as much as I can.

“I missed only one game last season with injury so I hope I can stay injury-free this year.”

The second-row is a seasoned Super League campaigner since he made his debut for Wigan Warriors back in 2004.

However, he is quick to distance himself from rumours that an England call could be on the cards this year.

He said: “A few people have been asking me about that but if I am playing well and it comes then all well and good. I am not going to get bogged down with it getting a call-up.”