Joseph exits Salford

Joseph exits Salford

Wales international Phil Joseph has left Super League outfit Salford Red Devils in favour of joining Championship club Bradford Bulls.

The 31-year-old only joined the Red Devils after leaving Widnes Vikings at the end of the 2015 season, but he did not feature in last weekend's Million Pound Game, as Ian Watson's side secured their Super League Status with a dramatic 19-18 victory over Hull KR.

The prop has now opted to leave the AJ Bell Stadium in favour of re-joining Bradford, who he played for during the 2012 season, and he insists he is determined to help the West Yorkshire club return to the top-flight.

He told the Bulls website: "Bradford Bulls is a massive club and it's a privilege to play for a club like this. I just want to get them back to where they belong. Maybe bring some younger players through as well and give them some of my experience and nurture them."

Bradford coach Rohan Smith admits he is delighted to have signed Joseph, who he believes has the right character to be a huge success at Odsal Stadium.

Smith said: "When I chatted with Phil it was clear the Bulls meant a lot to him and he was very eager to get back here again. That's what we want to create; people who really want to play for the brand, the club and the community and the city, and we want to grow something really special here."


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