London Broncos head coach Andrew Henderson has named his squad for Saturday’s Kingstone Press Championship game against Sheffield Eagles at Summer Bash (kick-off 4:45pm).
Named in the squad and in line to make their debuts are Matt Davis and Andrew Henderson who could come out of retirement to play. Henderson could play after Brad Dwyer was recalled by parent club Warrington Wolves, Henderson is a former Scotland international who last played for Sheffield Eagles during the 2014 season. Matt Davis makes the set up from the Under 19s team and has trained with the first team for the past two weeks.
Henderson said: “We’ve had two great weeks of preparation leading into this game, and I know the boys are buzzing to play on the big stage at Summer Bash. I’ve made a few changes to the squad this week and I’ve had to make some tough decisions for what I feel is best for the team. This game is very important in potentially shaping the outcome of our season. Not only is it important to have a performance, but it’s imperative to get the result.
“I’m really excited to include Matt Davis in the 19-man squad, he’s been exceptional for the academy this year. I’ve had him training with the first team for the past two weeks and his attitude, application and desire has impressed me the most. I know for a fact if he plays on Saturday he certainly won’t let the team down. It would be another great story for the club to have another one of our under 19s making the step up to the first team.
“Sheffield are a quality team, I know that too well from my time there, they deserve to be where they are in the league and it’ll take the performance of the season for us to beat them.”
19-man squad (corporate/personal sponsors)
34. Matt Davis
17. Erjon Dollapi | Oakland Computer Services / Vini and Julie Riley
23. Toby Everett | Bob Holt Trust / Lucy and Megan Campbell
15. Matt Garside | Hardyman Limited / Ricky Wilby
28. Tom Gilmore | Dual Reg
11. Daniel Harrison | Focus IT / Mark Rammond
5. Ben Hellewell | NP Electrics and Testing / Mark Gates
35. Andrew Henderson | Simon Cox Marketing Solutions / Ron and Judi Knox
32. Elliot Kear | Foxboro Accountants
12. Rhys Lovegrove | Jeff Banks-Vic Alexander / Alan Elrick
20. Iliess Macani | Bob Holt Trust / Peter Durham
31. Elliot Minchella | Simply AC / Maureen and Mark Gates
26. Sean Morris | B Smart Dry Cleaners / Dan Heaton
4. Wes Naiqama | Try Tag Rugby / Sussex Merlins
9. Ray Nasso | Brownlow Wealth Management / Aaron Lomax
29. Jamie Thackray | World Wireless IT / Rob and Mandy Smith
22. Oscar Thomas | Focus Telecoms / Gregory Wellman
18. Jonathan Wallace | Bob Holt Trust / Yvonne and Steve
2. Rhys Williams | Prime Health / Gary Tetlow and Mike Toley
London Broncos face Sheffield Eagles at Summer Bash on Saturday 23rd May, 4:45pm at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
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