Super League: Bradford Bulls agree loan deal with Giants forward Jacob Fairbank
Last Updated: May 16, 2013 9:39am
Bulls coach Francis Cummins has made a move for Fairbank
Bradford Bulls have agreed a one-month loan deal with Huddersfield Giants forward Jacob Fairbank.
Fairbank, the nephew of former Bradford and GB forward Karl, will provide cover following the loss of Manase Manuokafoa for up to seven weeks with a fractured thumb.
Bulls coach Francis Cummins said: "I was on the phone to Paul Anderson at Huddersfield and an opportunity arose to sign another running forward in Jacob.
"He's in that same mould as the rest of our players whereby he is trying to build a career.
"Unfortunately he couldn't get in at Huddersfield but there is an opportunity for him here to come and do a great job for us and maybe force his way back in there.
"He comes from a great rugby league family and his uncle Karl was an absolute legend here at Bradford, so I'm sure Jacob feels a little bit of pressure, but like I've said to him, he's his own man and has to map out his own career.
"His attitude is very positive and he's in line to play against Salford tomorrow night."
Fairbank is under contract at the Giants until the end of 2015 but has made
only four appearances so far this season.
Meanwhile, Brad Dwyer has signed a week-by-week extension to his loan arrangement from the Warrington Wolves and is available for Huddersfield to face Widnes on Friday.