Elliot Kear: Bradford Bulls winger signs new contract

Bradford Bulls winger Elliot Kear has signed a contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2015.

Kear, 24, joined from Crusaders ahead of the 2012 season and scored 10 tries in 27 games for the Bulls last term.

Head coach Francis Cummins said Kear, who has impressed for Wales at the World Cup despite them not winning a game, has been rewarded for his form.

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Kear attended Whitchurch High School in his hometown of Cardiff and was in the same year as Sam Warburton and Gareth Bale

"Elliot has done fantastically well this year and is continuing to improve," said Cummins.

"We felt is was important to secure his services for another year, but the extended deal is really a reward for Elliot."

Meanwhile, Bulls chairman Ryan Whitcut has stepped aside after less than two months in the role.

Whitcut moved into the position when Omar Khan stepped down but has now been replaced by Mark Moore.

"I am stepping down from my role at the Bradford Bulls after conversations with the governing body of the Rugby Football League," he said.

"Although I am disappointed, I am confident that the new team I brought together will help the club move forward and take it back to where it belongs as an industry leader.