Bradford Bulls sign Adrian Purtell from Penrith
Bradford Bulls have signed Adrian Purtell from Australian outfit the Penrith Panthers on a three-year deal.
The 26-year-old centre, who also plays as a winger, has scored 13 tries in 44 appearances for the NRL side.
Purtell started his career with Canberra Raiders where he ran in 30 tries in 64 matches.
"I'm at a point where I'm looking for a new challenge and a new experience and this is the biggest challenge I could've taken on," he said.
"I will be 27 by the start of next season and entering the most important years of my career."
Bulls head coach Mick Potter added: "Adrian has played virtually every game in first grade in the past two years, in every position from lock to the wing.
"He's a big guy with speed and he'll be an asset to our team next season. I'm pleased to get him signed up for a few years.
"He wanted the security and we needed longevity in our signings so it's a good deal for both sides."