London Broncos have further strengthened their squad for 2015 with the addition of two promising young players from Warrington.
Brad Dwyer, a 21-year-old hooker, has inked a one-year loan deal in the capital, and hopes that he can develop himself as a player during his time down south.
“I’m looking forward to the different challenges that joining London will throw at me,” he said.
“Playing regular consistent rugby is something I haven’t had and hopefully I’ll get. Also moving away from home to London and growing up is an exciting change for me.
“I had a chat with Tony Smith and we both decided that I needed to be playing regular rugby next season and that I was going to struggle getting that at Warrington.
“After speaking to Joey [Grima – London head coach] I knew that this would probably be the best move for my development.
“Joey was a big factor for me. When I met with him he got me excited to be a part of what he was aiming to achieve with London, he said all the right things.
“He was massive on changing the culture into a winning one and it shows in the signings he’s made. It’s a challenge I’m looking forward to being a part of.
“I’m looking forward to playing with Glenn as we’ve come up through Warrington together and are close friends so hopefully we’ll get some consistent game time together.
“Joey has signed a number of experienced players for next season so I’m looking forward to playing and learning from them.”
Glenn Riley, also 21, is a prop forward who has signed a one-year permanent deal with the Broncos.
“I’m really looking forward to joining the Broncos for the year, it’s a big opportunity to get some quality game time on a regular basis and with the new structure in place I think it could be an exciting year,” he said.
“I was happy to join the Broncos because it’s an opportunity to test myself and put me out of my comfort zone. The move will present new challenges both as a player and as a person.
“Joey’s enthusiasm and passion was also another big reason why I chose London and the plans he has in place to achieve the winning culture really stood out.
“There are a lot of experienced players at the club next year so I’m excited to learn from them.
London coach Joey Grima is very pleased to have added two such quality young players to his squad for next season.
“Coming from the Warrington system under Tony Smith ensures that the standards will be high in both players and they will match the culture we are creating here at the Broncos.
“Both families of the players were invited down to view our training and playing facilities and were impressed by what we had to offer. We welcome their families into the Broncos family.
“I’ve been impressed by both Brad and Glenn as their level of maturity exceeds their actual age and they will help us build the culture at the Broncos.”