Head Coach Jermaine Coleman has moved quickly to secure the services of talented Half Back Rian Horsman on a 2 year contract.
Horsman, a lifelong London Broncos Supporter and graduate of the Clubs Academy programme, impressed many people in 2021 including coaches from around the Championship however Coleman made Rian one of his first priorities since joining the club and ensured the player will be wearing the Black, White and Red in 2022.
Coleman was delighted to get Rian on a new multi-year deal and hopes that the Essex born player will be a London Broncos stalwart for many years to come.
He told us “I’m very excited to see Rian put pen to paper with us for the next two seasons. I had the pleasure of working with him for a few weeks this year and could see instantly the ability he has.”
He added “He has a great skill set and has the fantastic leadership qualities all top halves have. I can’t wait to work with him this season and see his development progress.”
Speaking to Broncos Media Horsman told us that he feels there is still plenty of improvement to come from him despite being pleased with how his first year went.
He said “This year I played a fair bit despite some injuries and it was a learning curve for me in order to find the level needed to play in the Championship.”
“Now I know what to expect I know I can improve further and hopefully this will be helped by playing week in week out if I make the team.”
As with many of the Broncos squad who have been retained from 2021 there has been a period of adapting to a Part Time Rugby life and for Rian this means a return to his studies and to finish the last year of his degree. Having the extra time on his hands is a big positive as he looks to complete the course in Sports Science at St Mary’s University.
He said “It has worked out ok for me to be honest as I can now give a lot more time to my important final year of studying which I would not have been able to do as a Full Time player. To be able to continue playing Championship Rugby whilst doing that is perfect for me so I am really pleased to have signed a new deal.”
Rian also paid several visits to Wimbledon this year offering his spare time to the Dons Trust Food Bank project and it was whilst on a visit there he took a sneaky peek around the Plough Stadium and was not disappointed by what he saw.
He added “I’m obviously excited to be part of the first squad that will play out of Plough Lane in what is going to be a massive year in the Clubs history. I actually drove around the stadium and tried to get a look at what we can look forward to and it was so impressive, even just from outside, and I cannot wait to play there next year.”