Broncos set sights on the Qualifiers

London Broncos head coach Andrew Henderson believes he has started a ‘special’ journey with the capital club.

Henderson is preparing for his first full year as a head coach after taking over at the Broncos midway through last season.

And he has taken no time in shaping his own squad, pulling off the signings of Nathan Stapleton and Mark Ioane, who both represent huge coups for the Broncos after luring them from the NRL.

Mark Ioane has joined London after playing in the NRL last year.
Mark Ioane has joined London after playing in the NRL last year.

Despite a siege of fierce competitors fighting it out for a spot in the Qualifiers, Henderson is confident that his team can ensure they’re in contention for promotion come August.

“Making the top four is our goal,” said Henderson.

“If we’re better than we were last season then it’s a successful season. It’s a challenge but I believe we’re at the start of something special.

“Mark Iaone is a quality player and it’s great to have got him over the line. He adds strength to our pack and is genuine NRL quality.

“I looked at the areas we weren’t at our strongest and that was probably in the middle and the halves. I’ve tried to add a little bit more strength in those positions and now we have some healthy competition.

“We’ve got incredible strength in depth across all positions. We’ve got our own players we are developing here. We’ll have a 28-man squad. A couple of those will probably go on season-long loans to one of our partnership clubs, so overall we’ll have pretty good strength in depth.”