London Broncos Rugby League has signed Welsh winger, Dalton Grant, from Dewsbury Rams for the coming two seasons.
Having joined Dewsbury in 2015, 26 year old Grant previously played for Barrow Raiders and South Wales Scorpions, and has represented his native Wales on the international stage – scoring four tries in just five appearances so far.
Grant topped the Rams’ try scoring list in 2015, and his good form continued into the 2016 season – making 22 appearances and scoring 12 tries (again leading the Rams’ tally and indeed ranked in the top ten in the Championship), before an ankle injury prematurely ended his season in June.
With a full off-season ahead of him, Grant is expected to make a full recovery ahead of the commencement of London’s pre-season training in November.
“I’m thrilled to be joining London, especially having played alongside Elliot Kear and Rhys Williams for Wales in a successful European RL Championship last year,” commented Grant.
“I’ve had a good two years with the boys at Dewsbury and developed as a player, but joining a full time team is an opportunity you can’t turn down.
“I’ve been watching London’s form this season, and they’ve been really strong – you can tell they’ve worked hard, and they deserve to be where they are.
“I’m excited to make the move south and join the boys. Hopefully I can maintain a good try scoring record and aim for success with the Broncos.”
London’s head coach, Andrew Henderson, believes Grant will further toughen his pre-existing Welsh back line.
“Dalton’s a strong versatile player and proven try scorer – I think his addition to an already strong back line featuring his Welsh comrades Elliot Kear and Rhys Williams will be superb.
“After speaking to him I can tell that he’ll fit really well into the team culture here. I really believe Dalton has the ability and credentials to become a Super League player.
“I look forward to seeing what he brings to our side from 2017.”
Dewsbury Rams added that Grant is a model player, and the club wish him all the very best in the future.