Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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London Broncos sign promising young half-back

Struggling Super League outfit London Broncos have signed young St George-Illawara Dragons half-back Josh Drinkwater. The 21-year-old, who was born in Sydney, has been released from his contract to let the deal go through. Dragons coach Steve Price said: “Josh has received a good offer and opportunity to play in the Super League and we respect and understand his desires ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Atelea Vea from NRL

Atelea Vea. ©Naparazzi/

London Broncos have confirmed they have signed St George-Illawarra Dragons back-rower Atelea Vea. The 27-year-old Tonga international, who measures 6ft and weighs 103kg, has lots of NRL experience having also played for Cronulla Sharks and Melbourne Storm. Former Dragons teammate Josh Drinkwater, 21, will join him in north London. For a full interview with the forward and more information on ... Read More »

Match report: London Broncos 18-44 Salford Red Devils

Gareth Hock in his Widnes days. ©RLphotos

Salford Red Devils maintained their 100 per cent record with a comfortable 18-44 victory against London Broncos at the Broncos’ new home, The Hive, in north London. The Broncos took an early lead with a try by hooker Scott Moore, goaled by Tony Gigot. But the Red Devils were soon on level terms when Harrison Hansen scored his first try, ... Read More »

Forster joins Broncos on month-long loan

Carl Forster. ©RLPhotos

St Helens prop Carl Forster has joined London Broncos on a month-long loan deal. The promising 21-year-old has played four times for the Saints first team and has also spent time on dual registration with Swinton and Rochdale. St Helens CEO Mike Rush said: “Although Carl is in the early stages of his career, he has had a good pre-season ... Read More »

London Broncos sign France international Gigot

Tony Gigot. ©RLPhotos

London Broncos have secured the services of 23-year-old France international Tony Gigot for the season ahead. The former Catalan Dragons and Harlequins half-back joins from Toulouse Olympique and starred for France in the 2013 World Cup. London Broncos head coach Tony Rea said: “Tony is a player who has an opportunity to take advantages of his experiences. He comes to ... Read More »

Rhinos to take on London at full strength

Rhinos prop Ryan Bailey, now in his 13th season at Leeds. ©RLphotos

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has named a full-strength squad for Ryan Bailey’s testimonial match against London Broncos on Friday night. The lineup features no less than seven of England’s World Cup squad, including new signing Tom Briscoe, who will make his debut in front of a home crowd. Bailey starts at prop for his testimonial game as he kicks ... Read More »

London Broncos to loan Wigan prop James Greenwood

Shaun Wane. ©JoeWhitley

Young Wigan prop James Greenwood will spend the 2014 Super League season on loan at London Broncos. The 22-year-old made his first-team debut in 2013 but spent the majority of the season on dual-registration at South Wales Scorpions. In two seasons with the Welsh outfit he made 25 appearances and scored 11 tries. Wigan coach Shaun Wane, pictured, said: “This ... Read More »

Exciting Hull youngster joins London on loan

James Cunningham, 20, is one of the best young hookers in the game right now. ©RLphotos

One of Hull FC’s most exciting youngsters has joined London Broncos on loan for the 2014 season. James Cunningham, 19, is a product of the Airlie Birds’ academy and is recognised as one of their strongest young players. Indeed, while reporting on Hull’s pre-season encounter with Doncaster a few weeks ago I awarded the hooker man of the match due ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Scott Moore

Scott Moore. ©RLPhotos

London Broncos have signed hooker Scott Moore from the North Queensland Cowboys. Moore, 25, was released from his contract at the NRL club half-way through a two-year deal that saw him make just six first-grade appearances. His career began with St Helens, where he made his Super League debut in 2004 as a 16-year-old, and has included spells at Castleford, ... Read More »

London Broncos making steady progress

London Broncos

London Broncos insist that they are making progress with player signings from both this country and overseas, but that they are still waiting for visas and other paperwork to be put in place before they can announce any signings. “We have some players lined up, but we don’t want to announce anything until we have visas organised, And the Christmas ... Read More »