London Broncos’ survival hopes have been given a huge boost, after the club confirmed the signing of Sydney Roosters scrum-half Brock Lamb.
The 22-year-old has joined the Broncos on a deal until the end of this season and will link up with former Newcastle Knights teammate Luke Yates.
Lamb only signed for the Roosters at the start of this season but has struggled to break into their squad, managing just one substitute appearance this term.
Sydney also confirmed the signing of young Cronulla halfback Kyle Flanagan for 2020 earlier this week, which would likely push Lamb even further down the pecking order.
This won’t be his first time playing in England, as Lamb was part of the Australian Schoolboys squad that toured England and France in 2014.
“I’m really excited to be coming over and having a crack, it’s going to be awesome playing with (Luke) Yates’s again,” he said. “I can’t wait.”
Lamb’s signing is likely to settle the Broncos halves for the rest of 2019, with Danny Ward so far struggling to find adequate cover for Morgan Smith.
Smith dislocated his shoulder against Warrington Wolves earlier this month and could miss the rest of the season.
In his absence, Ward has been forced to move hookers James Cunningham and Matty Fozard into the halves, with both struggling to have the same impact.
The London boss added: “We are excited to have Brock on board for the remainder of the season. With losing Morgan to injury and Jimmy Meadows picking up a decent ban, it left us a little short in this area and we needed to strengthen.
“Brock is a quality young half back who we hope will give the squad a boost going into the final phase of the season. He came with some decent raps from our people in Oz and is a former teammate of Yatesy, so I am sure he will fit right in.”