TWO members of Bradford Bulls’ 2023 roster have found new homes for the upcoming rugby league season, with one off to Cumbria and the other heading to Wales.

Australian native Dalton Desmond-Walker had had three seasons at their neighbours Keighley Cougars, and was part of the side that won League 1 in 2022 without losing a game.

But the prop also spent time on dual-registration with Bulls that year, playing for the Odsal side’s reserves on occasion.

He impressed the BD6 club enough for them to sign him on a one-year deal in October 2022.

At the time, then Bulls head coach Mark Dunning admitted the Aussie had been signed as a squad player, but that the challenge was there for him to go and break into the first team for 2023.

But just over two months after the signing was announced, he decided to leave the UK and return to Australia, leaving Bradford to prepare for 2023 without him.

The front-rower is back in England now though, having signed for Whitehaven on a two-year deal, where he will line up against Bulls in the Betfred Championship in 2024.

Meanwhile, new North Wales Crusaders recruit Kallem Rodgers did not feature for Bradford’s first team in 2023, only their reserves, with the youngster having joined in mid-season from National Conference League side Ince Rose Bridge.

But he played for the England Community Lions Under-23s back in October, and had been handed a first-team deal by Bulls for 2024 alongside Dom Waites, Mackenzie Scurr, Jaden Barraclough and Will Adams.

That quintet were handed their first-team opportunity back in September, but Bradford seemingly had a change of heart over centre/second row Rodgers, with North Wales head coach Carl Forster admitting the decision to bring him in was an easy one once they had learned of his availability from Bulls.

Another player who spent 2023 in the Bradford District was Keenen Tomlinson, who joined Cougars ahead of last season, having had a brief spell at their neighbours Bulls in 2017.

The Jamaican international only played a handful of games for Keighley however, and departed before the end of the season.

He joined Featherstone Rovers on a one-year deal last week, and featured in their pre-season friendly win over Bulls on Sunday.