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Barraclough Loan Extended for Rest of Season

July 6, 2023

Jaden Barraclough’s (centre) loan has been extended to the end of the current Betfred League 1 campaign – Cornwall Sports Media

Cornwall RLFC have extended the loan of Bradford Bulls’ Jaden Barraclough to the end of the Betfred League 1 season.

The 19-year-old initially joined the Choughs on a two-week deal last month and featured twice in defeats to Dewsbury Rams and Hunslet.

Coming off the interchange bench in both games, Barraclough caught the eye with Cornwall head coach Mike Abbott moving to secure his services for the rest of 2023.

Barraclough has featured for the Bulls’ reserve side this year along with a pre-season friendly against Dewsbury. But his first team opportunities have been limited and with Bradford adding to their squad mid-season as they hunt promotion back to Super League, Barraclough’s loan will see him play regular senior football in the Duchy. 

“I’m delighted to get Jaden for the rest of the season,” Abbott told cornwallrlfc.co.uk. “He gave us strength in attack and defence in the games against Hunslet and Dewsbury. But I like his versatility also as Jaden gives us another option at hooker, but he looks good in the back-row also.

“Bradford have got a really good squad and that means good players like Jaden need game time. We can give him that so once again, it underlines the value of a loan deal that benefits every party.”