Broncos not rushing to recruit

London Broncos coach Andrew Henderson insists he is in no rush to move into the player market despite losing a second senior figure for the season in Nathan Stapleton.

The Australian outside back last week underwent an ACL reconstruction, ruling him out for the entire campaign.

It follows the departure of forward Rhys Lovegrove to Bradford for personal reasons, but Henderson is currently happy with the resources he has at the club.

He said: “I’m very disappointed to have lost Rhys and Nathan, who were two senior, experienced figures in the team.

“It’s certainly a blow this early in the season, but at this stage I’m pretty pleased with what we’ve still got.

“These guys worked extra hard in pre-season to get the first opportunity, and as long as they’re performing and picking up results then I don’t want to rock the boat.

“If I feel we’re lacking in an area or need to freshen a position up then I have the capacity to do that, which is great.

“But we’ll only cross that bridge if we have to.”

On the injury to Stapleton, he added: “The surgery went well, and the surgeon has said his knee is now stable.

“Obviously we’re not thrilled to lose Stapo – at this point or any point of the season, really – but these things happen, and our focus now is on his rehabilitation and ensuring he gets the best care possible.”