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Bradford's Halley agrees new deal

Dave Halley
Halley has represented Wales four times, scoring two tries

Bradford Bulls winger Dave Halley has signed a new two-year contract keeping him at Odsal until the end of 2011.

The 22-year-old has scored 15 tries in 45 appearances and been ever present in the Bulls team since returning from a loan spell at Wakefield in March.

Halley told the club website: "I always wanted to stay at Bradford and didn't want to go anywhere else.

"I think I've improved and developed every year under Steve and the coaching staff here."

He added: "I'm really pleased to have got it sorted and am now looking forward to the rest of this year and two more to come.

He fully deserves this and it shows if you work hard you will be rewarded

Steve McNamara

"I knew [coach] Steve [McNamara] wanted me to get my fitness and strength up, which has really helped and the hard work is starting to pay off now.

"Steve has given me the confidence to play full-back as well and I'm really enjoying it. I'm finding plenty of space on the field at the moment but that comes down to the team; you find gaps when everyone is working together and we're doing that."

McNamara said: "I'm highly delighted Dave's staying.

"His form over the last couple of months has been outstanding and it's no coincidence his performance in practice has been first class.

"He's still quite young and there are areas of his game we need to work on, but he has become a vital member of our side.

"Dave's blessed with blistering pace and speed can kill the opposition. He fully deserves this and it shows if you work hard you will be rewarded."

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