Grima joins Broncos as assistant coach

London Broncos have appointed Joe Grima as assistant coach.

Grima played and coached at Parramatta Eels for 19 years, and has also served as assistant to Ricky Stuart at Cronulla.

He has coached the Malta international team, New South Wales Under 18s and the Australian Junior Kangaroos.

Grima said: “I am looking forward to the opportunity, having worked and coached in the NRL for the past five years.

“I am looking forward working with Tony Rea, Sean Long and the Broncos players in providing a competitive team each week whenever we take the field.

“Given the challenges of last year and more recently this year in the logistics of relocating and recruiting new players to the club, I will be able to use my experience in the NRL to assist in implementing training programmes while mentoring players to be the best prepared they can be.”

Grima, who is not to be confused with the former Widnes prop of the same name, has most recently been assistant coach at St George Illawarra Dragons.

Coach Tony Rea said: “Joe is a really important part of our programme. He has a wealth of experience across a number of good clubs in the NRL

“He was looking for an opportunity to do something fresh and has left the Dragons to take a significant role in our programme and will have a large amount of responsibility inside of what we’re doing.”

Meanwhile, Australian winger Denny Solomona is yet to arrive at the club, having not received visa clearance, but is expected to land in the UK soon.

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