Charnock released on loan to Bradford Bulls

Lewis Charnock in action for Saints against Widnes
Lewis Charnock in action for Saints against Widnes

Lewis 'Duggy' Charnock is heading for his second spell on loan this season.

The St Helens youngster, who is equally at home playing full back, stand-off or loose forward, has joined Championship outfit Bradford Bulls on a month's loan.

He will provide cover for the injured Lee Gaskell who spent the early part of his own career at Langtree Park.

The 21-year-old has made six appearances for Saints but has been unable to break into their Super League side this year and recently had a loan spell with Bradford's Championship rivals Leigh Centurions.

He toured Australia with the Saints in 2011 and won the Coaches' Award for the trip due to his outstanding efforts, versatility, enthusiasm and leadership.

Charnock made his first team debut in the snow against Salford in 2013.