London Broncos can now confirm the re-signing of prop forward Eddie Battye for two more years.
Following speculation within the rugby league press the popular Yorkshireman has put pen to paper on a new deal that will see him stay in the capital until the end of the 2021 season.
Battye has become a fans favourite at London and has also become a Rugby League name around the country thanks to his consistent performances on the pitch in this his first Super League season.
Having signed from Sheffield Eagles the former farmer has made over 100 appearances for the club scoring 10 tries in the process.
Battye told us, “I am excited to have signed for two more years here in London. This season has been amazing and hopefully I can help the side to carry on at the highest level of the game. I want to thank my parents and my girlfriend who are there for me whenever I play and are my biggest supporters.”
“I would like to say thank you to Danny Ward and Jamie Langley who have put their trust in me and given me the chance to show what I can do and I look forward to repaying that trust over the next two seasons. I am proud to play for this club and wear the shirt and I hope that as a club we can continue to show the fans our gratitude for all they do for us too.”
Head Coach Danny Ward is delighted to have secured the signature of Battye and said, “Batts has been great in his first year in SL and we are pleased he has committed to the Broncos. He’s a senior member of the squad and popular amongst the boys. A natural half trapped in a props body, he knows the club, the culture and the way we like to play.”
David Hughes, Broncos Chairman said, “We are very pleased to have secured Eddie for two more years. He has shown his commitment to London throughout his time here and proved that he can play at the highest level. He is a real throw back player with a never say die attitude that personifies everything that we are about here in the capital.”
See Eddie in action as London face Leeds Rhinos on Sunday September 1st :- https://londonbroncosrl.com/match-day-ticket-sales/