Hat-trick hero Tuoyo Egodo praised his hard-working teammates following the Broncos’ 38-24 triumph over Oldham in the Betfred Championship on Saturday.
The Broncos academy graduate registered our opening try in the tenth minute before adding his second and third tries in the second half.
After notching a third career hat-trick, Egodo said he simply added the finishing touches to what was largely a polished team performance.
“It’s a great feeling to register a hat-trick,” said Egodo. “But I feel like I would discredit the team effort it took to earn this win by taking all the plaudits – I did the easy job by putting the ball down.
“We stuck to the game plan and worked well as a group in the first half. The second half started well but we were perhaps guilty of a touch of complacency after we led 30-6.
“But winning helps to grow confidence in the team like nothing else and there are plenty of positives to take from the game ahead of Sheffield this weekend.”
After the match, Egodo also spoke of the personal pride he feels every time he wears the Broncos jersey.
The adaptable winger revealed he discovered rugby league by accident and was soon scouted by the Broncos’ academy staff and has never looked back.
“I didn’t specifically look for a Rugby League club, it just so happened the club I joined played League and not Union when I was younger,” smiled Egodo. “To be scouted by the Broncos was a huge moment in my career and my game has developed thanks to the support of academy staff and the player pathway.
“It’s an incredible feeling to play for my hometown club and I’m extremely proud to wear the jersey each time I represent the Broncos.”
The 24-year-old also explained why returning to the Broncos this winter came at the right moment after spending three seasons with Castleford Tigers which included loan stints at Oldham, York City Knights and Newcastle Thunder.
He added: “I’m obviously familiar with the setup at the Broncos and I’m enjoying the familiarity – I’d like to think it’s benefitting my game.
“All of my family and friends are based down here too. I’ve got the best of both worlds in terms of my rugby and life at home. I’m very happy to be back playing for my hometown club.”
Egodo and the Broncos return to action on Sunday when we visit Sheffield Eagles in our latest Betfred Championship fixture. You can watch every moment via a live stream of the game by purchasing a matchday pass here.