London Broncos have announced that Papua New Guinea international Emmanuel Waine has signed a new contract to remain with the club next season.
The 27 year old, who unfortunately managed only had 14 appearances in 2023 due to injury, is looking forward to getting back on the pitch and having a memorable Super League season in 2024;
‘“It is a massive privilege to be staying with the London Broncos next season in Superleague. I’m really looking forward to being a part of a great team and a great culture which the team has created”.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and doing what I do best and making sure the London Broncos are a team which can really compete.”
Waine featured for Papua New Guinea in the World Cup last year as the Kumuls reached the quarter-finals losing to England in the last eight at the home of Wigan Warriors the DW Stadium. It was a historic day as Tommy Makinson finished with a record number of tries and the Princess of Wales appeared as a special guest in what was the last big win for England at the World Cup coming before the heartbreak in the semi-finals.
Backrower Waine is highly thought of and this is a tremendous bit of business by the Broncos as they piece together their squad for next year including the likes of former Hull KR prop Rhys Kennedy and former Wakefield Trinity fullback Alex Walker.
This comes as his international teammate Edene Gebbie has joined Whitehaven for the 2024 season.
The club released the following statement: “Whitehaven Rugby League are delighted to announce the signing of Papa New Guinean International Edene Gebbie subject to international clearance.
“The utility back who has represented his country at including in his country’s famous win over Great Britain back in 2019.”