Broncos confirm Ross deal off

London Broncos have confirmed that Australian prop Ben Ross will not be joining them for the 2014 season.

It was announced last week that the former State of Origin forward was to do a u-turn on retiring from rugby league to play for Tony Rea’s side in the upcoming Super League season.

However, barely hours after the news was made public, the player himself tweeted to say that it was untrue, and he would be staying Down Under.

A Broncos club statement said: “The club had agreed terms with Ben, but he has decided to stay in Australia to take up the opportunity to be Welfare Manager with Men of League.

London Broncos would like to wish Ben all the best in his new role.”

The 33-year-old played in the NRL with St George, Penrith, South Sydney and Cronulla, before hanging up his boots at the end of last season.

Broncos coach Rea was quoted as saying “it was the easiest deal we’ve ever done” in the club’s official press release to announce Ross’ signing last week.

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