24 Aug 16
By Broncos Media
Posted in Team News

Henderson farewells departing trio

The London Broncos will farewell Iliess Macani, Jon Magrin and Alex Foster at the end of the season, with the trio all departing for Bradford Bulls.

Jon Magrin signed with the Broncos at the tender age of 15, and came up through London’s scholarship and academy systems, before playing his 50th game for the side during this year’s 62-6 thrashing of Whitehaven.

Iliess Macani has a similar story – he too made his way up through the scholarship and academy systems, but has also represented London Skolars. Macani became the first player in the current squad to reach 50 appearances for the Broncos during the Championship clash with Workington earlier this year.

Alex Foster has twice been a part of the London Broncos squad, spending 2014 on a season long loan from Leeds Rhinos, before signing with Featherstone in 2015. He returned to the capital ahead of the 2016 season, and has been a key component in the side’s 2016 success.

“I speak on behalf of the whole club when I say we’d like to thank all three boys for their contributions to the Broncos over the years. We did attempt to retain all three players, but all had their reasons for moving on, whether it was financial, a new environment or just wanting to return home,” said head coach, Andrew Henderson.

“All three have played an important part in our squad, and helped us to achieve the position we’re in now. We’ve still got a huge four games ahead of us, and I know the boys’ thoughts and commitment are with us and on finishing the season strongly.

“Once a Bronco, always a Bronco, and we wish the boys all the very best at Bradford and for the future.”