Following his release from Hull KR, Rhys Kennedy has found himself a new club for the 2024 Super League season.
Kennedy joined the club on a multi-year deal ahead of the 2023 season and played his part as the Robins made it the Challenge Cup Final, finished fourth and reached the Super League semi-finals for the second time in three years.
He made it clear that he wanted to remain at Craven Park but Willie Peters has certainly shown a ruthless streak lately in assembling exactly the squad he wants for 2024 as he hopes to turn the Robins into title challengers.
So, when Jai Whitbread became available following Wakefield Trinity’s relegation, the Robins pounced securing his services for next year.
But this also required the release of a current overseas player and Kennedy, being a prop himself, was released from the club.
He has now agreed a deal with the newly promoted London Broncos for next year in a move that should be regarded as a bit of a surprise.
It appears to be the first of a number of big announcements from the club. London Broncos have also recently announced that Jordan Williams has extended his contract at the club for the 2024 season.
Williams, a product of the club’s academy, played an integral role in last season’s successful season which culminated in the club gaining promotion from the Championship.
Speaking to the clubs official website the 26 year old says he can’t wait for next season in the Super League:
“I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved this year earning promotion. It is exciting for the opportunity to compete in the Super League and I am ready to step up to the challenge ahead.
“I am very happy to be re-signing with The Bronco – being a London boy it is an honour to represent this club at the highest level.”
It is also understood that the club have been able to secure the services of Dean Whare for next year despite the fact the Elite One Championship in France wanted and expected to bring him back to the competition for the 2023/24 campaign.