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Bulls bring in Petersen

Relegated Bradford have made former Hull KR utility forward Dave Petersen their third signing for their Kingstone Press Championship campaign.

The 22-year-old, who made four appearances in Super League for the Robins in 2012 when he also had a spell on dual registration with Workington, has agreed a 12-month deal and joins Jake Mullaney (Salford) and Dan Fleming (Castleford) among the new faces at Odsal in 2015.

Petersen, who has spent the last two years playing for Queensland club Mackay Cutters, is hoping to return to Super League by helping the Bulls to promotion.

"The opportunity to come home and play for a club like Bradford was one I simply could not afford to turn down," said the former Hull KR academy captain.

"I have really progressed as a player during my time with the Cutters and have lived a great lifestyle in Australia but feel ready to return to the UK and kick on.

"The idea of playing under James Lowes swayed my decision to sign for the Bulls, knowing someone who cares so much about the club is in charge.

"This is a big chance for me and I want to make an impact. Bradford is a great club, with firm foundations now in place, and I hope to help them get back to where they belong."

Petersen will see out the remainder of the season with the Cutters before joining the Bulls for the start of pre-season training in October.

Bradford coach James Lowes said: "Dave is a very talented, young individual with a big future in the game.

"He was highly regarded before he left Hull KR and has only got better during his time Down Under."