Ben Jeffries seals return to Bradford Bulls

Ben Jeffries
Jeffires in action during his first stint at Bradford Bulls

Bradford Bulls have re-signed Australian half-back Ben Jeffries on an 18-month deal from Wakefield.

Jeffries, 30, spent two years at the Bulls from 2008, scoring 15 tries in 49 appearances, before joining Wakefield for a second time in 2010.

"Ben is a quality player and he's been at the Bulls before so he knows what the club's about," Bradford coach Mick Potter said.

Jeffries has scored three tries in five appearances for Wakefield this season.

Potter added: "He can play half-back or five-eighth, can kick the ball and adds value to our squad.

"He potentially can play a few more years after this so he's by no means over the hill and could play a part for us in the future."

Jeffries said he had not been expecting the move.

"It was a surprise but I was excited to hear about the interest, although it was hard to leave my team-mates halfway through a season," he stated.

"It's good to be coming back to Bradford. I'm not coming in blindfolded, I've played with half this squad before so I know what to expect and I'm looking forward to it."

Wakefield coach John Kear said: "The club understands Ben's desire to move on for both his own and his family's future.

"I would like to thank Ben for his efforts during his second stint at the club and we wish him every success in the future."

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