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Jamie Soward to London Broncos

Is this true?

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#1 Saintslass

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:26 AM

I've just read on Twitter that Jamie Soward has been granted an immediate release to join London Broncos.  Obviously this would be great for the Broncos, although it is a real pity that the rest of the team looks pretty hopeless in one way or another, but I don't know how reliable the tweet was as it wasn't made by someone whose name I recognise.

 

Anyone heard anything to confirm this story?

 

ETA: just 'confirmed' by Rugby League Week on Twitter.


Edited by Saintslass, 17 June 2013 - 07:28 AM.


#2 philipw

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:28 AM

@FOXSportsNews: BREAKING: @NRL_Dragons grant Jamie Soward an immediate release to join London Broncos #NRL

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:29 AM

Yes it's official

http://www.dragons.c...se-Soward/77344

 

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#4 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:35 AM

It explains why Gower left London.Free's up cap space .


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#5 YCKonstantine

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:54 AM

Only there til the end of the season though.

It's time to park the camels.

 

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#6 Northern Sol

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:56 AM

It explains why Gower left London.Free's up cap space .

It doesn't seem that way. Why replace a player who is playing well?



#7 Northern Sol

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:57 AM

Only there til the end of the season though.

Indeed. The conspiracy deepens.

 

I think it is safe to assume it is Broncos, Salford would hardly have wanted him on such a short deal.



#8 EastLondonMike

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:00 AM

Rugby League Week reporting its the Broncos on Facebook.. until the end of the season.. pity he couldn't bring Matt Cooper with him also..


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#9 Viking Warrior

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:07 AM

with broncos for the rest of this season before joining penrith on a 4 year contract.......
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#10 thirteenthman

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:08 AM

It explains why Gower left London.Free's up cap space .

 

I don't think so. Pure coincidence that Soward had a huge fall out with his coach at the same time as Gower was, for whatever reason, leaving London.



#11 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:30 AM

It doesn't seem that way. Why replace a player who is playing well?

 

 

I don't think so. Pure coincidence that Soward had a huge fall out with his coach at the same time as Gower was, for whatever reason, leaving London.

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#12 Yakstorm

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:05 AM

Hopefully arrives in London in time to help their Challenge Cup campaign... which unfortunately is one of the few things us London fans have to look forward to this season...


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#13 Yakstorm

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:37 AM

Official release: http://www.londonbro...hp#.Ub7mhPnfCSo


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#14 thirteenthman

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:55 AM

Dave 'Nosey' Parker is reporting in this morning's League Weekly that Soward had turned down an approach from London and had been persuaded by his old St. George coach Nathan Brown to join St Helens for the rest of the season.

 

Must've changed his mind back again. :biggrin:



#15 brooza

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:12 AM

I don't think so. Pure coincidence that Soward had a huge fall out with his coach at the same time as Gower was, for whatever reason, leaving London.

I think Gower leaving was to do with his other half being due to have a baby soon and the opportunity coming up to move back to Oz


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#16 Northern Sol

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:28 AM

I think Gower leaving was to do with his other half being due to have a baby soon and the opportunity coming up to move back to Oz

It was probably a number of things.



#17 Viking Warrior

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:36 AM

Dave 'Nosey' Parker is reporting in this morning's League Weekly that Soward had turned down an approach from London and had been persuaded by his old St. George coach Nathan Brown to join St Helens for the rest of the season.
 
Must've changed his mind back again. :biggrin:

i take everything parker writes with a massive dose of salt, according to him 3 weeks ago rhys hanbury had signed a deal with salford and widnes were bust....
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#18 Saintslass

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:51 AM

Dave 'Nosey' Parker is reporting in this morning's League Weekly that Soward had turned down an approach from London and had been persuaded by his old St. George coach Nathan Brown to join St Helens for the rest of the season.

 

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That's just garbage because we don't have any space on the quota. 



#19 Viking Warrior

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:54 AM

just think though if you got shut of hohaia you could get a decent player like soward.
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#20 Saintslass

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:54 AM

I hope the visa stuff doesn't take too long not least because I'd love to see whether Soward can actually make a difference to the London team.  His very recent involvement at NRL level should bring a dynamism to the group and inspire some of the lazier lot to actually work hard for a change.  Pity London couldn't grab hold of a couple of big forwards on loan to give them some grunt up front to make Soward's life a little easier. 

 

I'm looking forward to seeing him play in our game, albeit for a short time.  I hope he makes it over in time for the Challenge Cup match because at least that is going to be televised.