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New Broncos boss set to bring the changes

New Broncos boss set to bring the changes

by: Total Rugby League, May 6, 2014, 1:58 pm

London head coach Joe Grima insists his main aim is to save the club from relegation and is implementing a raft of changes to ensure the Broncos stay afloat.

The club from the capital were pushed to the foot of Super League on Sunday, when Bradford Bulls defeated Warrington Wolves, and remain winless in 2014.

Joe Grima

Joe Grima

Less than 24 hours later, Grima, a former Parramatta Eels, Cronulla Sharks and St George-Illawarra Dragons assistant, took command of the Broncos after Tony Rea stepped down.

“It was always something I was looking forward to doing,” Grima told Sky Sports.

“It’s something everyone dreams of when they come into coaching. It’s just a matter of when the opportunity would come around. To be honest with you it all happened rather fast. Certainly I’m up for the challenge and the challenges that lay ahead.

“Tony and I have an incredible working relationship. First and foremost I wouldn’t be here without the opportunity that Tony presented to me. I have a huge respect for him.

“As far as what I’ll be doing differently is not too much in that Tony and I, over the last two or three weeks, had been planning some suggested changes and some things at the back end of the year and they’ll be the things I’ll be introducing – the way we train, and players in certain positions, but at this stage there won’t be too much that’s changing.

When asked whether avoiding the drop was their highest priority, he continued: “That’s certainly at the forefront of where I’m heading. We’ve got two rounds to go before we’re half-way through the season.

“We need to get some results and we need to shock a few teams, sooner rather than later.”

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