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Super League side confirm further immediate deals

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Super League strugglers London Broncos have provided an update on the status of some of their recent loanees with two players returning to the club on extended deals.

In a week where there has been a flurry of loan deals featuring Super League talent heading to the Championship, the Broncos have confirmed that they too have dipped back into the market to deepen and strengthen their playing squad.

Only earlier this week had London themselves used the loan market to bring in Wigan Warriors forward Harvey Makin to bolster their pack, and they’ve now confirmed that they’ve re-upped the loan deals of two previous loanees too.

Those men are Leigh’s Jacob Jones and Hull KR’s hooker Reiss Butterworth, both of whom had been recalled by their parent club last week to avoid being cup-tied further down the line in the Challenge Cup.

London also confirmed that fellow loanee Fenton Rogers was unavailable for selection given that Huddersfield Giants, the Broncos’ opponent on Sunday, are his parent club. He has since been suspended by the Giants following police questioning.

The Broncos provided the update with a statement released on their website, which read: “London Broncos can give the following update on the loan deals for Jacob Jones, Reiss Butterworth & Fenton Rogers from Leigh, Hull KR & Huddersfield respectively.

“Jacob and Reiss have returned to the club and will train this week after being unavailable for the Challenge Cup tie. They will both be available for selection for Mike Eccles for the upcoming Super League game with Huddersfield Giants.

“Fenton Rogers is unavailable for selection this weekend with the opponents being his parent club Huddersfield Giants.”

Which Super League players have made loan moves?

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As referenced, it’s been a week full of loan moves with Super League sides sending out plenty of young talents to the lower divisions to give their youngsters some much-needed playing time.

Leigh Leopards who have sent Jacob Jones to London had earlier loaned out three players to Championship sides with both Louis Brogan and Jacob Gannon heading to Swinton Lions, whilst Kavan Rothwell made the move to Barrow Raiders.

All three players have left the Leopards on initial two-week deals that could be further extended down the line in what Director of Rugby Chris Chester labelled as “mutually beneficial moves”.

Bradford Bulls then confirmed loan deals for Huddersfield centre Connor Carr and Warrington prop Max Wood with the Bulls currently missing a handful of senior players through either suspension or injury.

Leon Ruan was another man to exit Super League on loan as he left Leeds Rhinos to reunite with his former club Doncaster RLFC on a month-long deal with he 21-year-old available to feature immediately.

Champions Wigan also sent out another young talent with hooker Tom Forber making the move to Barrow Raiders on a two-week deal, priming him to play in the Cumbrian derby between the Raiders and Whitehaven.

More moves will be set to happen in the coming weeks as injuries accrue but it certainly seems that this week has been the initial catalyst to trigger the transfer frenzy.

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