Withers gives Bulls a major boost

Powergen Challenge Cup Winners and Minor Premiers Bradford Bulls have received a major boost ahead of Saturday?s Tetley?s Grand Final with the news that Michael Withers has agreed a new deal with the club.

Withers, who joined the club in 1999 from Balmain, has agreed a three year deal that will keep him at Odsal until the end of the 2006 season. He has scored 90 tries in only 111 games and took the Harry Sunderland Trophy for his display against Wigan in the 2001 Grand Final.

Withers is delighted to have committed his future to the Bulls:

?I am really happy to sign on at Odsal for another three years. I have enjoyed my time here immensely and I am looking forward to continuing at what I feel is the best club in the game. I have had a disappointing season because of injuries and I am grateful for the club showing such faith in me. Thankfully they are behind me now and I can look forward to another three years at the club.?

Bulls Coach Brain Noble said:

?I am delighted to have secured the services of a World Class player for the next three years. Michael?s record since coming to the club has been outstanding and I am looking forward to continuing our relationship over the coming seasons.?

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