In Focus: Joe Bullock

In Focus: Joe Bullock

Bullock ‘can be superb player for Wigan’

  • Bullock praised by Barrow local media

  • Has impressed in both League 1 and Championship

  • The forward also a good example off the field in the local community projects

New Warriors signing Joe Bullock is ‘everything you’d want from a prop forward’ according to Barrow-based rugby journalist Marc Bazeley.

Giving an insight into what Warriors fans can expect from the 25-year old next season, he said that Bullock had “shown himself to be everything you’d want from a prop forward really - hard running, good strong carrier of the ball, tackles well and had a decent offload. He’s got pace, power and he can score tries as well.”

Bullock began his playing days as an outside back in the Wigan Academy before moving to Leigh Centurions and Bazeley from the North West Evening Mail said his initial schooling has served him well.

“You can obviously tell he’s always had potential being with Wigan as a youngster. He played a lot in League 1 for Barrow and was one of the star players for them there. He won a load of awards at the end of last season including our own player of the year award.”

On this season he continued “He’s kicked on again in the Championship this year and I’m sure if he keeps working hard and keeps applying himself in the manner he has done, which I’m sure he will, then hopefully he can be a superb player for Wigan.”

But it’s not just on the field where Bullock has impressed in his time with the Raiders, Bazeley also explained how the prop-forward has worked hard in the local community also.

“Off the field he is a real down to earth nice bloke and has always set a good example in setting a professional approach to everything he does.”

“He’s been a member of the community team for quite a while now. They go out into schools delivering coaching with the kids. They also do other things such as reading projects on the educational side as well, so he’s been a really key member of driving that forward.”

“He’s also got in on the coaching side of things. He works very closely with the Barrow elite U16s which brings in local players from the area to gain experience and coaching from Barrow.”

“Also in this 2017-18 College Rugby League season he joined the coaching staff for the U19s team which got to the National College Cup Final.”

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