Championship XVII: Is this how London Broncos will line up in 2021?

Danny Ward’s London Broncos were cruelly dismissed from the Super League and, after a year out, will return to try and bring the top-flight back to the capital.

Full-back: James Meadows

Having made his debut at the age of 18, James Meadows now has his chance to shine. Meadows has shown promise during his loan spells with Coventry Bears, London Skolars and Sheffield Eagles and now has the opportunity to satisfy the faith his head coach has put in him.

Wingers: Tuoyo Egodo & Ed Chamberlain

Tuoyo Egodo just cannot get a consistent run of form at any club, but he has shown he certainly knows his way to the try line. The Broncos have been one of the best attacking teams in the Championship and combined with Egodo’s finishing ability, could very well be a dangerous threat throughout 2021. Irish international Ed Chamberlain has scored plenty of points and is another suitable fit into such a potent attacking team.

Centres: Chris Hankinson & Will Lovell

Trading in Lancashire for the South, Chris Hankinson has shown to be a tricky player, particularly with his side-stepping ability. As club captain, Will Lovell is an easy choice as his guidance will be crucial in helping London challenge for promotion.

Stand-off: Cory Aston

He has done plenty of travelling, but Cory Aston is an exciting half-back and should blend in well with Ward’s set-up.

Scrum-half: Jarrod Sammut

Now a player who has had more clubs than Tiger Woods himself, Jarrod Sammut returns for his third overall spell with the club. Nippy, tricky with an all-round game, Sammut’s skill and ability, combined with Aston, will make London a dangerous attacking threat.

Props: Olsi Krasniqi & Greg Richards

Olsi Krasniqi has proved to be a reliable force in the front row, having shown his worth for both Salford Red Devils and Toronto Wolfpack previously. Greg Richards has been a handful in the past, showing off his skill for both St Helens and Leigh Centurions. 

Hooker: Matty Fozard

Exciting and unpredictable at stages, Matty Fozard should be able to continue his trade for another season. The 25-year-old still has plenty to offer the club and the game itself, and his ability to organise a pack could see him be a tricky opponent.

Second-row: Sadiq Adebiyi & Rhys Curran

Nigerian international Sadiq Adebiyi has been a loyal and consistent performer at the club for six years and should continue to thrive under Ward’s coaching set up. Hoping for his first full season at the club, Rhys Curran was a frequent try-scorer for previous club Toulouse Olympique and is yet another suitable fit for the Broncos’ playing style.

Loose-forward: Josh Walters

Having featured in a Grand Final for previous club Leeds Rhinos, Josh Walters possesses plenty of talent to help steer the Broncos forward. He also provides what many clubs should have, a utility player able to rotate between positions to keep the opposition guessing as well as cover should it be required.

Bench

Sam Davis

A necessity for coming off the substitute bench, Sam Davis can swap with Fozard in the hooking role, giving each other plenty of chance to rest and regroup when required.

Romain Navarrete

Romain Navarrete is a man mountain with six years Super League experience between Catalans Dragons and Wigan Warriors, but is now beginning a new challenge under Ward.

Dan Hindmarsh

Entering his fifth year with the club, Dan Hindmarsh provides London with impact as well as support for his front row.

Titus Gwaze

Another young and upcoming forward, Titus Gwaze showed promise at former club Wakefield Trinity and with his size, is another option for London to rotate in their pack heading forward.

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