Stepping up for the Bundaberg Radiology Bulls this season are Michael Jenkin and Kyle Keirnan.
Stepping up for the Bundaberg Radiology Bulls this season are Michael Jenkin and Kyle Keirnan. ROB BARICH Basa

MJ makes return to boost Bulls

OPPOSITION teams will shudder in their boots when they hear MJ is making a comeback for the Bulls.

However, this MJ has long, blond hair, hails from Bundaberg, and looks as if he has just been dragged out of the surf.

Not that it takes anything away from the excited Michael Jenkin, who is poised to make an impact for a rejuvenated Bundaberg Radiology Bulls outfit this season.

“I love the atmosphere of playing here. The crowds are great and it’s really just good fun,” he said.

Jenkin played a few games at the end of last season for the Bulls, but it has been some time since he committed from the outset.

“I was very keen to get into the pre-season and hopefully I’ll be better for the few games I played last year. I want to have an impact,” he said.

Good mate and long-time Bulls guard Kyle Keirnan has also re-signed with the club, silencing rumours he might be looking elsewhere in 2010.

“I’ve decided to stay because I think we might have the professional approach we need to improve on last season,” he said.

“We’ve got some good financial backing and new coach Adam Curran is really switched on. Plus we have more juniors trialling than ever before.”

Keirnan should know — he has been playing for the Bulls for 10 years, since he was 16.

He earmarked several young guns playing in a pre-season development league who might make the cut for the top team.

He has also done some recruiting of his own.

“Jared Keirnan and Nathan Marsh are both bright prospects, and a friend of mine from Brisbane, CJ Kennedy, will also play for us,” he said.

Standing at well over 1.82m, Kennedy will bring some much-needed size to the team.

Meanwhile, coach Adam Curran has announced that 2006 starting centre Nello Giordano will return from the United States for another stint with the Bulls.

“He’s quality and will really add something to the team,” Curran said.

“I’ve also asked a friend of his from the States if he was interested in being our second import.”

Curran said he would know more about that transaction soon, but last year’s star import, Andrew Hanson, was locked in again and expected in the country in mid-February.



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