London Broncos vice captain, Daniel Harrison, has re-signed with the club for the 2017 season.
The loose forward swapped Sydney’s northern beaches for the British capital in 2015, having previously played for Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and Parramatta Eels in the NRL. Harrison made 19 appearances for Manly between 2011 and 2012, before joining the Eels in 2013.
The 28 year old went on to make seven appearances for the west Sydney based outfit that season, before returning to the Sea Eagles in 2014.
Harrison made his first appearance for London in the February 2015 match against Doncaster, scoring a try on debut. He went on to play a further 22 games that season, and scored an additional seven tries.
The 2016 season was no less impressive for the stand in captain – he has played 27 games to date (missing only the Championship game against Batley Bulldogs) scored five tries, and made his 50th appearance for the club during last week’s Super 8s fixture against Huddersfield.
“I’m stoked to be staying on with the Broncos. It’s a great bunch of boys here, and I’ve loved my time with the club so far, so to be able to stay on longer is awesome,” commented Harrison.
“I’ve really settled in London and in Ealing in particular. It’s a great base for the club, and we’re working really hard to grow the game in the south of England.
“The boys have worked really hard for each other throughout this season, and we’ve all seen what the results of that have been.
“I’m looking forward to doing the same next season, and hopefully improving as a side year on year.”
Head coach, Andrew Henderson, said he was pleased to have been able to secure the talented Australian for another year.
“Harro’s been fantastic for the team. He has performed consistently over the course of this season and I feel has really stepped up in the Super 8s and showcased his quality and ability. He is a great bloke who is highly respected and popular throughout the club. We are thrilled he’ll be around for another season.
“He’s an incredibly reliable and durable player, and plays 80 minutes most weeks on the edge comfortably.
“I gave Harro a leadership role this season as vice captain and feel the added responsibility has brought the best out of him, both on and off the field.
“He has grown into the role over the course of the season and has done a great job stepping up to the role of captain – when Wes was injured – to lead the boys. Harro has played a true part in establishing and defining the culture at this club, and is exactly the kind of person you want at the heart driving the standards.
“I’m very happy with how our recruitment is going ahead of next season, as we have added some real quality to an already strong squad. However, I’m more pleased that the majority of the current squad has been retained, once again maintaining stability and continuity within the playing group.”