Farrell and Hallett sign for Bulldogs

Joel Farrell has joined Batley Bulldogs from Dewsbury.
Joel Farrell has joined Batley Bulldogs from Dewsbury.

Batley Bulldogs have confirmed the signings of Joel Farrell from Dewsbury Rams and Macauley Hallett from Swinton Lions.

Farrell has spent the last three seasons at Dewsbury and can play across the back row.

Farrell played 54 times for the Rams, scoring 17 tries, and started 11 games in 2016, while made a further nine appearances from the bench, crossing for four tries.

Hallett is a 20-year-old centre, who played in 25 Championship games for Swinton, scoring 17 tries.

Hallett began his professional career at Hull KR and played two Super League games, scoring three tries, while he played 12 matches for Newcastle Thunder in 2015, scoring 10 tries.