07 Oct 16
By Media Team
Posted in Team News

London sign Warrington’s Ben Evans

London Broncos Rugby League is pleased to confirm the signing of Warrington prop forward, Ben Evans, for the 2017 season.

The 23 year old Wales international signed with the Wolves in 2013, before penning a season long loan with Bradford Bulls, who were, at the time, competing in Super League.

Evans returned to Warrington for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, and has spent time on loan with both Rochdale Hornets and Leigh Centurions in 2016.

The talented youngster made his international debut for Wales in 2012 against France, and also featured in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, scoring a try against Italy.

Though both appreciative and thankful of his time with the Wolves, Evans says he’s now looking forward to pastures new.

“I had an amazing time with the Wolves and am very grateful for the opportunity the club gave me, and can’t thank the players and staff enough for my time there,” he commented.

“I’m ready for a new challenge now, and really looking forward to the move down south. I had a taste of the Championship after my loan with the Centurions this season, and it’s a very strong competition, now made even more exciting next year with the arrivals of Hull KR and Toulouse.

“I’m really looking forward to joining the boys in pre-season, and the start of a new chapter.”

London’s head coach, Andrew Henderson, says Ben’s wealth of experience at such a young age can only be beneficial to his 2017 squad.

“Ben is another strong addition to our 2017 squad, he is a very industrious and robust prop. Even though he is still relatively young, he is already a capped Welsh international, and has League One, Championship and Super League experience – that’s every level of professional rugby league played in this country.

“He’s very much looking forward to the move to London, and the challenge of getting us back to Super League. Ben certainly has the right attitude we look for in our players and believes in playing his part in growing the game in the south of England.

“I believe in our coaching programme and feel Ben will improve under Danny, Jamie and myself and we’re really looking forward to hopefully bringing out his best in his time with the London Broncos. I’m really pleased with the way our 2017 squad is taking shape.”