London planning a big double swoop

Super League newboys London Broncos are said to be interested in former Hull KR loose forward James Donaldson and former Catalans Dragons half Josh Drinkwater  as coach  Danny Ward looks to add experience to the squad who are back in the top flight after 4 seasons in the Championship .

Donaldson , who was released by Rovers at the end of the season , is available on a free transfer and is seen as the ideal replacement for Matt Davis who has signed for Warrington . The 27 year old helped Rovers reach Wembley in 2015 and has been at the club through their relegation and promotion campaigns in 2016 and 2017 . He had a serious ACL injury during Rovers promotion year of 2017 but returned to play for the club in Super League against Huddersfield in March . The former Bradford Bull , who also played for Dewsbury on dual reg whilst at Odsal , played one game for York in 2018 before returning to the 1st team at Craven Park . In all he has over 70 appearances for the Robins and this along with his availability has alerted the hierarchy at the Trailfinders .

He would certainly give the Broncos value for money as would half back Drinkwater , who surprisingly still hasn’t found a club for 2019 and is another available on a free transfer . Especially after his move to the South of France transformed the Dragons season as they made the top 8 and famously won the Challenge Cup at Wembley in August .

It is no secret that London are looking for a half after Jarrod Sammut left the club last week , and Drinkwater could just fit the bill . The 29 year old Australian , who also played for Leigh in Super League in 2017 , joined Catalans last April with them bottom of Super League and with relegation looking probable but his signing coincided with an amazing turnaround in Perpignan , which saw the French side shock the  Rugby world with a semi final win against St Helens at Bolton before the famous win at Wembley .

Both players would add crucial experience in the capital as the Broncos look to ensure their stay in Super League is for more than just one season . The middle 8 structure has been scrapped this year with the bottom side relegated .

 

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