As it currently stands the club have the following (eight) players re-signed up for next season: Slyney, Wallace, Keyes, Burnett, Everett, Macani, Wicks, Woodburn-Hall.
Grima reckons 23 of 31 are leaving, either by their choice or the club's. That would, essentially, be the entirety of the rest of the squad: Minns, Foster, Duckworth, Cunningham, Greenwood (all loanees heading home) as well as Vea, Solomona, Agboke, Atkins, Bishay, Cook, Dixon, Drinkwater, Farrar, Griffin, Krasniqi, Lovell, Mataitonga, McMeeken Moore, O'Callaghan.
New singings announced so far are Nasso and Foran, and supposedly a couple more Aussies yet to be announced.
Now, if you told me that the likes of Krasniqi, Dollapi, Bishay, McMeeken, Lovell and Griffin were sticking around then perhaps, with the right additions, this would be a team capable of competing at the top end of the Championship - with teams consisting of seasoned veterans and full grown men. The sad truth, however, is that those Londoners will now go on to SL teams where their development will be handled in a much better fashion, and in all likelihood have good careers.
London, meanwhile, will next year field a team made up of half-a-dozen Championship standard Aussies, and a stack of 18/19 year old Londoners - in a very real sense mirroring what's happened this year in SL. The youngsters just are not ready for this level of RL, their development is slower than their northern counterparts for the simple reason that they are not immersed in the game in the same way. Simply throwing them into the first team does nobody any good, and yet lessons have not been learned. The assumption seems to be that that SL was too much for this generation of locals, but the Championship will be easier for the next one.
Putting aside the ridiculous notion that a Championship side might grab one of the promotion spots available next season, I'd be surprised if London Broncos even reach the top four. It's going to be boys against men.
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