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  1. Broncos News

    Broncos start 2019 with a win

    London Broncos started their 2019 campaign with a convincing pre-season friendly win over Doncaster RLFC at the Keepmoat Stadium. In their first competitive outing since gaining promotion to Super League, back in October, the Broncos cleared away any cobwebs by running in 11 tries and 10 conversions against the League One side. The visitors travelled with a squad of 27 players as Danny Ward looked to make use of as many players as possible with the new Super League season only two weeks away and the starting 13 got off to a flying start as within three minutes the ball had gone along the line to Captain Jay Pitts who went over to open the scoring. The game saw six players making their first starts in a Broncos shirt and seven minutes later following a break from Rhys Williams the ball went through hands for on loan debutant,Ryan Morgan, to score his first try for London. Another debutant, in Jordan Abdull, kicked the conversion and did not miss a kick in the first half as the Broncos continued to score. Elliot Kear was on the end of a flowing move on 12 minutes and with further tries on 36 and 39 minutes from James Cunningham and Sadiq Adebiyi respectively the Broncos went into halftime leading by 30 points to nil. Ward rang the changes at halftime and the second half started with Ioane, Lovell, Hindmarsh, Battye, Pelissier and another debutant in Morgan Smith all coming on. Throughout the second half everyone of the 27 who travelled got game time including a debut too for Gideon Boafo. Ten minutes ensued before the Broncos were on the scoresheet again as Matt Fleming broke the line and the move was finished as Kieran Dixon touched down. The winger took over the kicking duties for the second half and continued where Abdull had left off converting five of the six tries scored in the second half. On 56 minutes the Home side gave their fans something to cheer as Chrimes made a break and passed inside to Charlie Graham who touched down. Beharrell converted for the home side but that was the only respite for the Yorkshire club. The Broncos continued to dominate and with tries from Eddie Battye, Will Lovell, Mark Ioane, Eloi Pelissier and a second for Dixon the Broncos ran out winners on the hooter by 64 points to 6. The capital side will now regroup as they face Leigh Centurions on Sunday 27th in their final pre-season friendly. LONDON BRONCOS 1.WALKER, 5. DIXON, 19. MORGAN, 4.KEAR, 2.WILLIAMS, 6.ABDULL, 7. CUNNINGHAM, 15. RICHARDS, 14. FOZARD, 18. MASON, 12. PITTS, 16. GEE, 20. YATES. INTERCHANGE:- (ALL USED) 8. BATTYE, 10. IOANE, 11. LOVELL, 9. PELISSIER, 13. ADEBIYI, 23. BUTLER, 24. OGDEN, 27. BOAFO, 26. DAVIS, 25. DAVIES, 17. FLEMING, 22. MEADOWS, 21. HINDMARSH, 28. SMITH TRIES :- PITTS(3), MORGAN(10), KEAR(12), CUNNINGHAM(34),ADEBIYI(37), DIXON(50,78), BATTYE(60),LOVELL(63),IOANE(67), PELISSIER(70) GOALS :- ABDULL 5/5, DIXON 5/6 DONCASTER RLFC 1.WYNNE, 5. DOHERTY, 19. CHRIMES, 20. BUCHANAN, 24. SANDERSON, 6. HOWDEN, 7. BEHARRELL, 10. BOYLE, 9. KESIK, 17. DOUGLAS, 11. PATTERSON-LUND, 21. DIXON, 22. FOSTER INTERCHANGE :- (ALL USED) 18. WELHAM, 14. SCOTT, 2. OWEN, 23. GREEN, 4. GRAHAM TRIES :- GRAHAM(56) GOALS :- BEHARRELL 1/1 View the full article
  2. Pre-season friendlies for the London Broncos will, this weekend, get underway with a trip to the Keepmoat Stadium and Doncaster RLFC. With the season now only just over two weeks away Head Coach Danny Ward has picked an extended squad to face the League One opponents on Sunday 20th January at 3pm. In a replay of last years pre-season friendly the Broncos will be looking to start as they mean to go on with a win over a tough Doncaster side, as the team from the Capital make their way into their first season in Super League since 2014. The Squad to Face Doncaster Sunday 20th January 3pm. 6-Abdull, 13-Adebiyi, 8-Battye, 27-Boafa, 23-Butler, 7-Cunningham, 25-Davies, 26-Davis, 5-Dixon, 17-Fleming, 14-Fozard, 16-Gee, 21-Hindmarsh, 10-Ioane, 4-Kear, 11-Lovell, 18-Mason, 22-Meadows, 19-Morgan, 9-Pelissier, 12-Pitts, 24-Ogden, 15- Richards, 28- Smith, 1-Walker, 2-Williams, 20-Yates. View the full article
  3. London Broncos Headline Sponsor, Bartercard, have changed their membership criteria and now you too can be a part of the Broncos. Bartercard UK is a B2B Trade Exchange where businesses purchase goods and services utilising their own goods and services, ultimately keeping more cash in the bank! We boast over 55,000 members worldwide and operate in over 9 countries. Bartercard guarantee new customers, assisting you to free up your cash flow whilst offering an interest free line of credit. You sell your excess stock, idle inventory, downtime and spare capacity to Bartercard members in exchange for trade pounds (T£) which is the unique form of currency that can then be spent within the global network of like-minded business owners. You can then spend the T£’s to offset cash expenses freeing up cashflow in the business with the new customers you wouldn’t have previously had. As our Official Trade Exchange Partner Bartercard are offering 3 months free transaction fees to our supporters by putting London Broncos on the application form. Why not a look at their website and find out more about what they do. https://www.bartercard.co.uk/ View the full article
  4. Broncos News

    Broncos on the March

    Wiltshire based Royal Engineers have hosted a team building exercise at Swinton Barracks, Perham Down for the London Broncos Rugby League Team. Soldiers from 22 Engineer Regiment (22RE) have put the Super League players through their paces in a military exercise designed to challenge them both mentally and physically. The 28 squad members swapped their sports kit for combats as they immersed themselves in a three-day pre-season training programme on the edge of Wiltshire’s Salisbury Plain Training Area. Staff Sergeant Mike Thompson, 22RE Rugby League Officer has been instrumental in organising the exercise which focused on military physical training (PT) methods using command tasks and teamwork techniques, weapon handling, survivability plus basic fieldcraft giving the Broncos a condensed look at Army life. He said: “The physical challenges we have set up for them are completely different to what they train for, something they’re not used to doing. As professional sportsmen the Broncos are robust, fit individuals but can they carry 90kgs between six people over a set distance up-hill?” With less than a month before the start of the league Head Coach Danny Ward wanted an intensive training camp that would challenge his squad, he said: “We have a good relationship with the Army, so I approached them and asked them to make it tough, make it uncomfortable, take them out of their comfort zone. Put them into a different environment, give them a bit of adversity to see what happens. “There are a lot of skills that are transferable between the Army and what we do but I think they will find the sleep deprivation the toughest. Everyone gets a bit cranky when they are tired, that is what we want, to see who handles it the best.” “These last few days has been a great opportunity for us and the Regiment to grow an affiliation, we have similar values, we are all a very disciplined tight knit bunch, the culture you create as a club stands you in good stead for the season, its all about the winning culture, work mentality and work ethic.” Despite the overnight temperatures of minus five, the players embraced the ‘soldiering’ by staying out in two-man shelters, cooking 24-hour ration packs, whilst providing guard sentry for a simulated army infiltration. Eddie Battye said of his experience, “I’m pretty tired, we all had a rough night’s sleep, we think pre-season training is hard but what the Army guys do is just another level. When we find it tough and our backs are against the wall we can look back at what we’ve done here these last few days and get through it and get to the other side.” These sentiments were echoed by his fellow team mate, Rob Butler, “Camp has been really good, definitely not an experience I thought I’d have but it has opened up my eyes and given me another perspective of how things are done. The PT was tough, very tough, hats off to all the soldiers who are doing it, respect for everyone doing it in the Army.” View the full article
  5. Broncos News

    Season Open Day

    Many of you are coming to our 2019 Season Open Day on Saturday 12th January so here are the details that you will need as you come and watch the London Broncos train. Time:- Gates Open at 10.30am and training will start at 11 am Training will take place between 11 am and 12.30pm as London Broncos will train with our other London friends from London Skolars. The Main Bar will be open and tea and coffee will also be available. The shop will be inside the CCH and will be open to buy your new 2019 London Broncos items. Danny Ward will be in the CCH with a couple of the players for a Q & A session from 1pm. The 2019 Squad numbers will also be announced. 2019 SEASON TICKETS CAN BE PICKED UP FROM OUR NEW TICKETING MANAGER, KAYLEIGH SMITH. Parking on the day will be free to all on a first come first served basis. View the full article
  6. Broncos News

    New Signing Announcement

    London Broncos is delighted to announce the signing of talented 20 year old half back/hooker, Morgan Smith, from Warrington Wolves. Smith joins the Broncos from The Wire on a one year deal for the 2019 Super League Season. Smith achieved full-time status with Warrington at the start of the 2016 season after many impressive performances with the Under-19s, making his first appearance in May 2016 in a 70-10 Challenge Cup tie win against Oldham. He made 25 appearances, in total, with 11 in 2018, mostly from the bench, as well as playing for Rochdale Hornets on loan and shows great promise for the future. His career to date has also seen him represent the England Academy. Smith told us, “I am very excited, obviously, to be given such a great opportunity. I know that I am a young player but I will be looking to force my way into the team. I had a taste of Super League at Warrington and cant wait to get started now with the boys here in London.” Head Coach Danny Ward commented, “Morgan is an exciting, young, British half back who already brings with him Super League experience. He has come through the system at a top club and we are looking forward to working with him and continuing his development. Broncos Chairman David Hughes said, ” We are very excited about signing Morgan who is an emerging talent with a big future in our game. We look forward to seeing him play here in London and I am sure there are great things to come from this young man.” View the full article
  7. Super League will feature shot clocks, Golden Point extra time and a number of other changes to the laws and playing conditions in 2019 to introduce more speed and on-field drama for spectators and television viewers to enjoy. The shot clocks will be installed this month at each of the 12 grounds that will regularly stage matches in the Betfred Super League, as a visible and pivotal part of the process of reducing the number and length of stoppages in matches and ensuring more action with the ball in play. The new rules are explained in full today (January 1) on Super League’s digital channels, https://www.rugby-league.com/superleague/new_beginnings and will be introduced to players and spectators in selected pre-season fixtures. And in less than a month, on Thursday January 31, the 2018 Grand Final winners Wigan Warriors will launch their defence of the Betfred Super League title at fierce local rivals St Helens as part of a blockbuster opening round which includes further televised matches between Hull KR and Hull FC (Friday February 1) and Warrington Wolves versus Leeds Rhinos (Saturday February 2). Teams will be penalised if they fail to beat the shot clock for scrums (35 seconds) or drop-outs (30 seconds) – while sanctions will also be introduced to ensure that no more than 80 seconds of match time is used up by each kick at goal. With the number of interchanges available to each team reduced from 10 to eight, the demands on Super League players will become even greater – emphasising the attritional nature of the contest, rewarding the fittest and most mobile players, and providing additional attacking opportunities for the most skilful. In addition, in the last five minutes of each fixture, the clock will automatically be stopped following a penalty or a drop goal that goes out of the field of play, or a conversion – or after a try, if a team chooses not to take the conversion attempt. That process will be extended if the scores are level at full-time by the introduction of Golden Point extra time, providing two five-minute periods in which to determine a winner. The 12 Betfred Super League clubs proposed these law changes after extensive consultation with players, coaches, fans, commercial partners and the NRL, during and following the 2018 season. Given the likely increased pressure on all match officials as a result of the quickening pace of the game, clubs gave their support for a second referee for all Super League fixtures. However, when considered alongside the other changes, and timeframes available, the Super League clubs agreed with the RFL to defer the introduction of the second referee – with trials to take place during 2019. Super League chief executive Robert Elstone said: “There’s been a lot of talk about the changes we’re making for 2019, and New Year’s Day feels like the right time to confirm them, and to outline them in full. “The changes to our rules and laws are there to highlight what’s different and special about Super League. Our competition will get faster, more intense and more dramatic. They will provide our players with an even better platform to show fans their outstanding athleticism, courage and skill. “There’s a growing frustration across sport with time-wasting, gamesmanship and a lack of transparency and integrity in time-keeping. We listened to our supporters and commentators, and the changes are focused on emphasising our sport’s key attributes of intensity, relentlessness and integrity. “There’s so much to look forward to for Super League fans in 2019. We will be entertained by some great new players arriving from the NRL. These players will be tested, week-in, week-out by the ever-growing and ever-more talented crop of young homegrown players, many of whom debuted with such promise and confidence in 2018. “We’ll see the very best of the NRL in the World Club Challenge between Wigan Warriors and Sydney Roosters, followed by Super League taking over a great city and a great stadium with the Dacia Magic Weekend at Anfield. “By June, Wigan fans will have been able to watch their team at Old Trafford, Anfield and the Camp Nou – what a journey, and what a prospect, to see the Catalans Dragons entertaining our 2018 champions at the home of Lionel Messi. “We hope supporters will welcome the rule changes we’re announcing today as part of those New Beginnings – and cannot wait to get the season started.” View the full article
  8. Broncos News

    RFL Launch New Southern Conference

    The Rugby Football League is set to launch a new community league for 2019, classed as a Tier 4 competition, for the best community clubs from the south of England and Wales. The Southern Conference League will feature 14 teams for the 2019 season, following an application process occurring in late 2018. The league will see clubs from Cardiff to Colchester compete for the right to be named 2019 Champion. The league will be split into two divisions, with one in the East and the other in the West. Top clubs from both divisions will then compete against one another in the end of season play-offs to be crowned overall 2019 Southern Conference League Champions. The idea behind the league is to provide competitive playing opportunities for the best clubs within southern regional leagues on a weekly basis. It will provide a more intense and longer playing season for all clubs involved. Marc Lovering, the RFL’s Director of Participation and Development, said: “The Southern Conference League will offer a new level of competition to the south of England and Wales, allowing us to further develop Rugby League in these important regions. “Having a more competitive league will allow us to showcase the best the south has to offer in one competition – helping us to raise the profile of Rugby League. “The launch of the league comes at a good time for the sport within the South and Wales, especially with the return of London Broncos to the Betfred Super League. We hope this will allow us to build on the success already occurring, to grow and develop the game of Rugby League. “There has been a lot of hard work behind the scenes from both RFL staff, the Southern Management Group and the various clubs involved. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved thus far.” The Eastern Division includes Hemel Stags, after their decision to take a year’s break from Betfred League one. Further details surrounding league structure and fixtures will be announced in the New Year. The 14 clubs participating with the Southern Conference League in 2019 are: Western Division: All Golds (Gloucestershire) Cardiff Blue Dragons Swindon St George Torfaen Tigers Valley Cougars Eastern Division: Bedford Tigers Brixton Bulls Eastern Rhinos Hammersmith Hills Hoists Hemel Stags London Chargers North Herts Crusaders South London Silverbacks Wests Warriors View the full article
  9. London Broncos is delighted to announce the continuation of their partnership with Anderson Travel as they move into the 2019 Super League season. Anderson Travel is one of London’s most respected travel companies with a reputation that has been built up over 30 years by Mark Anderson working closely with a team of experienced travel professionals. This season will see the Anderson Travel logo on the new 2019 training kit and owner Mark Anderson told us, “ I am a 56 year old bloke and don’t generally believe in fairy tales – but what was achieved last year by the London Broncos and in the manner it happened, was as close to one as you could get – on any sports field, anywhere in the world! Against the odds the team proved that the collective, if determined and together, can achieve great things. When we were asked to renew our sponsorship at the end of the season we were delighted to do so and so remain a part of this fantastic club who are doing so much to promote Rugby League in the Capital.” London Broncos CEO, Jason Loubser, said, “Anderson Travel have been a huge part of the club’s success over the past few seasons. Without the high quality travel facilities they have provided away trips would be a far more testing process. Mark is a huge friend of the club and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him and his team for their support both on and off the field.” Corporate Sponsorship is now available for this coming season and can be purchased through the Online Shop:- https://shop.londonbroncosrl.com/products/2017-corporate-player-sponsorship View the full article
  10. Broncos News

    New Signing announcement

    London Broncos is delighted to announce the signing of Luke Yates from NRL side Newcastle Knights. Yates becomes the fifth new signing for Danny Ward since gaining promotion to the Super League in the Million Pound Game against Toronto in October. The 23 year old Australian, who can play at both Prop and Loose Forward, joins the capital side, on a one year deal, having played 25 times for the Knights having joined them in 2013 graduating through their junior ranks up to the first team where he made his NRL debut in 2017 against the New Zealand Warriors. Yates told us, “This is a great opportunity for me to be able to play in the Super League. I am looking forward to meeting all the boys here and helping to keep the club in the top level next season. I hope we can compete and shock a couple of those top teams in the process. I must admit its a lot colder than when I left Sydney but I am sure it wont take long to aclimatize.” Head Coach Danny Ward said, “We are really pleased to have Luke joining us for the 2019 season and look forward to working with him. He will give us more depth to our middle and create more competition for places. He is a young, hungry, hard-working forward with NRL experience already under his belt.” Broncos Chairman David Hughes said, ” We are very happy that Luke has joined us and he is yet another exciting player with experience at the highest level. Playing in the NRL will stand him in good stead here in Super League.” Luke is available to sponsor for the 2019 season :- https://shop.londonbroncosrl.com/products/2019-personal-player-sponsorship View the full article
  11. London Broncos is pleased to announce that they will be holding Open Training Sessions for their Scholarship, sponsored by Sorted magazine, and U19 Academy,sponsored by LBSA. What – Under 16s Scholarship When -Wednesday 12th Dec Where – Registration at Trailfinders Sports Club – 1800 Who- Anyone in Year 10 or 11 at school Time -Session 1830-2000 What – Under 19 Academy When – Friday 14th Dec Where – Registration at Trailfinders Sports Club – 1800 Who- Anyone with a birth date between 1.9.99-31.8.2002 Time – Session 1830-2000 The scholarship open training session is for any Year 10 and Year 11 boys either already playing in the rugby league community game or from outside. Any players who played in the Namco Funscape London Rugby League Origin Series who haven’t already been invited to train with the London Broncos are welcome too. The scholarship is the first rung on route to becoming a professional rugby league player. The programme is made up of twenty Year 10 and twenty Year 11 players from London and the South East. They train once a week on Wednesdays 1830-2030 at Trailfinders and then twice a week picking up a Friday session at the same venue in preparation for matches from February onwards. There will be 8 fixtures next season between February and August against Super League Under 16 Academy sides. Last year the team played the likes of Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers During Year 11 places are offered to some players from the scholarship group into the Under 19s Academy at which point the players train more often, are paid and are classed as part-time professional players. The scholarship has an RFL category 1 status and the whole academy (Under 16 Scholarship and Under 19s Academy) was accredited last year where the overall rating was ‘GOOD’. This placed the club alongside Super League academies such as Castleford Tigers and above many others. The Academy Open training session is for any school, college, university or club players and is for both those who currently play rugby league and also those who may play other sports. The Under 19 Academy programme is the next rung on the pathway to becoming a full-time professional rugby league player and the squad, this season, will train three times a week between November 2018 and September 2019 on weeknights between 18:00-21:00. The squad will play 22 competitive fixtures this season in a structured league between February and August. This will include home and away fixtures against all the Super League Under 19 Academies. The players in the Academy squad are paid and classed as part-time professional players. Both squads share the facility with the First team and the programme includes both field training sessions on the 4G pitch (so you will need boots (no metal studs) for the trial) as well as gym based sessions in the first class strength and conditioning suite. Should you wish to attend the open training sessions please contact Head of Youth Development, Rob Powell, at rob.powell@londonbroncosrl.com, for the registration/consent form, which MUST be sent back to the same email address by Monday 10th December. View the full article
  12. Broncos News

    The Friday Blog

    The end and a very exciting beginning! Well Broncos fans what a tremendously exciting year it’s been and what a fantastic story to boot ( pardon the pun) I came into rugby league without too much of an idea of what rugby league is all about other than it’s another form of rugby that we in rugby union seemed to look down on a bit, luckily for me the information that I’ve picked up about rugby league over the last few months of writing for the London Broncos, which has been such a privilege, has meant that not only have I become a convert to rugby league and everything that comes with it but I have opened my horizons so much that I can now enjoy my favourite sport year-round with the seasons falling as they do. My article today is really to bid you all goodbye for this season and sign off until all of the excitement begins again next season, to be truthful Christmas and the run-up to it is an incredibly busy time of year for me being a children’s author I don’t have that much time available for anything else other than visiting schools, Christmas fêtes and children’s literary events up and down the country, I have to admit not writing my Friday blog for the next few weeks it’s going to be something that I will miss a lot. I feel so incredibly privileged and lucky to have been able to write for you and about the London Broncos at this point in their existence, what a fantastic chance to have been writing for them on the run-up to the Million Pound Game which meant that not only was I and observer as the game was won but had by then become a true fan of a brilliant team. The fact that rugby league has had such a turbulent history in London and that the London Broncos have stuck at it and stuck at it for all this time it’s something for which I have huge admiration and I know that there are others that feel the same. All that is left for me to say right now is I wish all of the team, management, coaching staff and above all the fantastic fan base a wonderful and restful Christmas period after which lets hope we all return to the game refreshed and strong ready for a fantastic season of super league games. Yours in sport Mike Molloy About the author Mike Molloy, is an experienced freelance professional writer & Author He regularly writes blog content on a variety of topics including Rugby League, food, hotels, travel & skiing to primary school pupil literacy and more. www.mikemolloy.me.uk Twitter @MikeMolloy08 Facebook/ Mike Molloy author #mikemolloyauthor #WeAreLondon #thenanatroll #mikemolloyechowarrior View the full article
  13. Broncos News

    Friendly in Doncaster for Broncos

    London Broncos can today confirm they have reached an agreement with Doncaster to play at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday 20th January at 3pm. Both sides had been waiting for the all clear from the RFL before making the joint announcement today. The Broncos started their successful 2018 Championship campaign away at Doncaster last year and are looking forward to going back to face them but this time as a Super League side. Head Coach Danny Ward told us, “We are looking forward to travelling to Doncaster again in January. It helps get the boys used to the game day travel and was a good test for everyone last season. I am Particularly excited about seeing how the new fellas fit into the team as well.” Doncaster have set their ticket prices as follows:- Ticket Prices: £12 Adults £10 Concessions & 17-21 Year Olds. Under 16s Free Early Bird Tickets are still available for our first Home Game of the season against Wakefield Trinity. Buy Now :- https://londonbroncosrl.com/match-day-ticket-sales/ View the full article
  14. Broncos News

    New Signing Announcement

    London Broncos are delighted to announce that they have signed the St Helens Centre, Ryan Morgan, on loan for the 2019 Super League Season. The Australian born centre/winger will join the Broncos as they look to continue building their squad ahead of what will undoubtedly be a big season for the Capital side. Morgan brings with him a wealth of experience having played over 90 times in the NRL for both Paramatta Eels and Melbourne Storm. He signed for St Helens in August 2016 and has since made 49 appearances for the League Leaders Shield winners whilst scoring 24 tries. London Broncos Head Coach, Danny Ward said, “Ryan is a player that will bring NRL and Super League experience to the squad for 2019. Playing with the likes of Melbourne. Paramatta and St Helens just shows what a player he is. I am excited to get started with Ryan in training now and looking forward to seeing him in a London Shirt.” Morgan told us, ” Its exciting. It’s an amazing city and watching the team do so well in the Million Pound game was fantastic. I can’t wait now to get involved. The move has happened really quickly but I have spoken to Louis Macarthy-Scarsbrook about the place and he has only good things to say.” Chairman David Hughes told us, ” I am extremely excited to see Ryan in the Broncos shirt next season. We have him on loan for the season and I am sure his talent and experience will be influential throughout the group of players that we have here currently.” View the full article
  15. The Lancashire and Yorkshire Academy ‘Origin’ squads to face the Australian Schoolboys have today been announced with London Broncos Under 19 player, Oli Leyland, picked for the Lancashire side. Oli has been playing rugby league for many years now starting at Medway Dragons and then Invicta Panthers. He has been through the Broncos Scholarship programme and is now in the Academy side here in the Capital. Oli has flourished since joining the ever successful U19 system under the watchful gaze of Rob Powell, Head of Youth Development and Under 19 Head Coach, Huw Goodwin, showing that London is continuing to produce more and more home grown talent. There are four new faces in the Lancashire squad: Christian Kellett, who joins eight of his St Helens team mates in the side, Wigan Warriors’ Reece Hamlett and Sam Halsall and Leyland of the Broncos, who is the only representative in either side from a Southern club. The Lancashire side will be coached by former Rochdale Hornets coach Ian Talbot, supported by two-times Steve Prescott Man of Steel winner, Paul Sculthorpe. Leeds Rhinos dominate the Yorkshire ‘Origin’ squad with eight representatives including call ups for Muizz Mustapha, Callum McLelland and Tom Holroyd. City of Hull Academy players Conor Wynn, Elliott Wallis and Jack Brown are also new additions to the squad, alongside Robbie Storey of Castleford Tigers and Newcastle Thunder’s Rory Nettleton. Former England and Huddersfield Giants player Luke Robinson will coach the Yorkshire side against the visitors. The Yorkshire division take on the Australian Schoolboys at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Castleford on Wednesday, November 28 (KO 7.30pm) before Lancashire come head-to-head with the visitors at the Manchester Regional Arena on Saturday, December 1 (KO 3.00pm). England Academy will then take on the Australian Schoolboys at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday, December 8 (KO 2.00pm) and the Emerald Headingley Stadium on Friday, December 14 (KO 7.30pm). Squads for the England Academy fixtures will be announced later this month. Lancashire ‘Origin’ Squad in full: Aiden Roden (Wigan Warriors) Ben Davies (Widnes Vikings) Christian Kellett (St Helens) Ethan Havard (Wigan Warriors) Jack Welsby (St Helens) Jake Wingfield (St Helens) James McDonnell (Wigan Warriors) Jarrod O’Connor (Widnes Vikings) Jayden Hatton (Widnes Vikings) Joe Sharratt (St Helens) Joe Shorrocks (Wigan Warriors) John Hutchings (St Helens) Josh Simm (St Helens) Matthew Foster (St Helens) Nathan Wilde (Wigan Warriors) Oliver Leyland (London Broncos) Reece Hamlett (Wigan Warriors) Sam Halsall (Wigan Warriors) Sam Royle (St Helens) Tom Nisbet (St Helens) Yorkshire ‘Origin’ Squad in full: Muizz Mustapha (Leeds Rhinos) Callum McLelland (Leeds Rhinos) Conner Wynne (City of Hull Academy) Corey Johnson (Leeds Rhinos) Dom Young (Huddersfield Giants) Elliot Wallis (City of Hull Academy) Jack Broadbent (Leeds Rhinos) Jack Brown (City of Hull Academy) Jack Flynn (Huddersfield Giants) Keelan Foster (Bradford Bulls) Lewis Carr (Castleford Tigers) Lewis Peachey (Castleford Tigers) Louis McConnell (Leeds Rhinos) Mikey Lewis (City of Hull Academy) Owen Trout (Leeds Rhinos) Robbie Storey (Castleford Tigers) Rory Nettleton (Newcastle Thunder) Rowan Milnes (Bradford Bulls) Tom Holroyd (Leeds Rhinos) Tyler Dupree (Leeds Rhinos) View the full article