London Broncos have announced that former Wakefield Trinity fullback Alex Walker has agreed terms on a new contract for next season.
The 28 year old, who last season passed 150 appearances for the club, played a pivotal role in the clubs recent promotion from The Championship.
Speaking on his new deal, Walker said he can’t wait to be back playing in The Super League;
“I’m really excited to be staying at Broncos, I feel at home here and it’s where I play my best rugby.
“I’m really proud of what we as a team achieved last season and I’m now looking forward to the challenge of being back in Super League.”
The former Wakefield man was excellent in Super League in 2019 the last time the Broncos were in the top tier and will likely be again for the Broncos after a less than fruitful time at Wakefield.
Speaking of Wakefield, they have signed Myles Lawford on a three year deal from Bradford Bulls.
The 20-year-old came through the Bulls Scholarship and Academy set-up and quickly achieved Yorkshire and England Academy honours. In July of this year, It was reported that no fewer than 7 Super League clubs were circling for this rising talent.
Trinity has paid a substantial fee to acquire the services of this outstanding young playmaker. So far, in these early days of his blossoming first-grade career, he has made 14 appearances scoring 8 tries and kicked 12 goals.
Head Coach, Daryl Powell said: ‘This is a quality signing for our future. Myles is a young Half-Back with class written all over him. He will have a couple of outstanding mentors in Luke and Mason as he steps into full time training for the first time. I’ve no doubt he will challenge those two for a place in the starting team next season. I look forward to helping him grow into the player we all know he will become.’
The two clubs have swapped places but both have shown ambition ahead of the 2024 season and beyond with an eye to impressing IMG moving forward as well.
It remains to be seen if London can find some way to stay in the top tier under IMG next year.