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Bradford Bulls seal deal for centre Chev Walker

Chev Walker
Walker has recently returned from a double leg break

Bradford Bulls have agreed a deal to sign Hull KR centre Chev Walker for next season.

The 27-year-old former Great Britain player is returning from almost a year out with a double leg break and played for the Robins' Under-20s recently.

"It's been a long slog but there was never a doubt that I'd be back playing again," said Walker.

"The light at the end of the tunnel was a long way away but I've got there now and it's brilliant."

He added: "Now I aim to grow with the Bulls and get back to how I know I can play."

Walker joined Hull KR in 2007 after less than a year in rugby union with Bath, following his move from Leeds.

He has scored five tries in 31 appearances since his switch from Bath but was not offered a new deal by the Robins and will join Bradford when his contract expires this winter.

Walker suffered the horrific injury against former club Leeds in the Super League play-offs last September and made his comeback for the Rovers youngsters against Wigan Warriors on Saturday, in a 34-10 defeat.


Walker becomes the first signing for new Bulls coach Mick Potter, who will join from St Helens next season.

"Talking to a few boys, Mick Potter is just the kind of coach I want to work with," he said.

"He always demands the best of you which is ideal for me. I like a coach who will give me some kind of role.

"I want someone breathing down my neck and giving me a bit of direction and I can't wait for pre-season training to begin."

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