London sign second Widnes youngster

London Broncos have signed a second youngster from Widnes in fullback Olly Ahsall-Bott.

The 21-year-old has signed a two-year deal from 2020 and follows teammate Dan Norman in making the move to the capital.

He will replace outgoing London fullback Alex Walker, who is expected to sign for Wakefield.

Ashall-Bott made his Vikings debut during their last Super League campaign in 2018, however, injuries have stunted his progress.

He has since gone on to make 15 appearances, scoring four tries and is still regarded as one of the top talents in the British game.

“I am very excited to be signing for London and would like to thank Danny Ward for giving me the chance to continue playing full time rugby league, he said. I cannot wait to get started and meet the boys and staff plus be a part of something that from the outside has looked very special.”

“I have to say a huge thankyou to everyone involved with Widnes Vikings for everything they have done for me as I would not be where I am today without them.

Danny Ward has made Olly Ashall-Bott his fourth signing for next season.

I must also give a special thanks to the fans at Widnes as they are the heartbeat of what is a tremendous club to play for.”

London head coach Danny Ward added: “Olly burst onto the scene in Super League with Widnes and is an exciting player to watch.

 “I have worked with him previously with England Youth and have kept an eye on him ever since.

 “He is a lively full back with a decent bit of gas, we are excited about what he’ll bring to the Broncos next season.”