Keiran Dixon: Rea exit was a surprise

London Broncos winger Keiran Dixon has described head coach Tony Rea’s exit from the club as a huge shock.

The 47-year-old Australian announced today that he has stepped down from his position at the club with immediate effect. Assistant coach Joe Grima has taken over for the rest of the season.

The Broncos are winless in 2014 and sit bottom of the Super League table.

“It’s a bit shocking for me,” Dixon told

“I’ve only just found out – I got a call and spoke to Tony. He said he wanted to let me know he’s no longer with the club and it’s shocking to hear to be fair.”

Dixon believed the way Rea had the Broncos playing was only going to generate success in the long run. He said: “I think it is going to work.

“Obviously it’s not been shown with a win yet but if you look at our performances from the beginning until now they’ve only been getting better. It’s always going to be tough when you literally start the season with a new squad.

“Tony [Grima] came over from St George, from Australia, and he’s been at the club for a while. It’s good to have him around and it was nice to have someone new in to help Tony, but obviously now he’s taking over.”

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