London Broncos sign promising young half-back

Struggling Super League outfit London Broncos have signed young St George-Illawara Dragons half-back Josh Drinkwater.

The 21-year-old, who was born in Sydney, has been released from his contract to let the deal go through.

Dragons coach Steve Price said: “Josh has received a good offer and opportunity to play in the Super League and we respect and understand his desires to take up this opportunity. We thank him for his services and contributions to our club and wish him well for his future.”

Drinkwater’s Dragons team-mate Atelea Vea has also made the switch to north London for 2014.

For a full interview with the forward and more information on the deal, see Monday’s League Express newspaper.

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