Ben Ross joins London

Former State of Origin prop Ben Ross has been tempted out of retirement to join London Broncos for the 2014 season.

Ross, 33, hung up his boots at the end of last season after an illutrious career in the NRL that took in spells at St George, Penrith, South Sydney and finished at Cronulla.

Broncos head coach Tony Rea said: “He retired, but the word going around Australia was that he didn’t really want to.

“We made a phone call and it was the easiest deal we’ve ever done.

“The guy was so hungry to keep playing. If someone has retired and you’ve got to drag them out, that usually means a week of talking to the wife and kids but this was done in an hour. This was a bloke who wanted to play. He’s a meat and potatoes prop who will drive you forward and gets all his jobs done.”

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