Ex-Super League Grand Final winning try scorer looking for new club

Former Super League Grand Final try scorer Josh Walters is on the lookout for a new club following London Broncos’ decision to go part-time.

Walters, who effectively won the game with his effort for Leeds Rhinos in the 2015 Grand Final with his late try, had made the move to the capital ahead of the 2020 season, making 16 appearances for the Broncos.

The utility forward came through the ranks at the Rhinos to debut in 2013, with Walters registering 61 appearances for the West Yorkshire club in a period of six seasons.

A permanent move to Featherstone came about in 2019 after spending a decent period on loan as well on dual registration with Rovers, but spent just one season at the Millennium Stadium before again moving on.

That was when Walters made the move to London where he scored seven tries in those 16 appearances, but the Broncos’ decision to go part-time has left him in the dark over his future.

In a statement, Broncos said: “Financially, the club will be receiving a vastly reduced central distribution in 2022 and we have had to make changes to offset this reduction which has led to the decision that has been taken by the club.

“The London Broncos will increase the level of financial input into our highly successful Academy and Scholarship programme as well as work with the Community game in London and the South East to continue to develop professional rugby league players as we take the opportunity to restructure the club ahead of our planned move to Plough Lane in 2022.

“Off the field a huge amount of work is being undertaken in several areas to ensure that rugby league in London continues to thrive and that the Broncos are able to return stronger for a promotion push in seasons to come with a squad littered with home grown players and a solid supporter base in our new home.”

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