Jacob Ogden targets World Cup spot after joining York

Drew Darbyshire
Jacob Ogden in London Broncos training

Jacob Ogden at London Broncos training. Picture by Izzy Lovell

York have signed Jamaica international Jacob Ogden from Championship rivals London Broncos on a two-year deal.

The 23-year-old centre came through the academy at London and made his first team debut for the Broncos in 2018. He has made more than 50 career appearances and has enjoyed time on loan at London Skolars, Coventry and Sheffield.

On signing Ogden, York coach James Ford said: “Jacob is a very strong and athletic player who has a good level of drive to continue progressing his game.

“We’re all very keen to work with him to help him progress his game and become a very dangerous centre.”

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Ogden, who is expected to play for Jamaica against England Knights tonight, has won two international caps for the Reggae Warriors. He is aiming to play in next year’s World Cup.

He said: “I’ll be playing this Friday and the World Cup is something I’ve definitely got my eye on. When I’m training and playing, it’s always in the back of my mind that I’ve got to perform to get into that World Cup squad.

“That’s a bit thing for me and I’m looking forward to training for it. I’ve got to keep my eye on my goals and hopefully I’ll get there.”

York sign London Broncos forward

York have signed hooker Sam Davis from London Broncos on a one-year contract for the 2022 Championship season.

The 22-year-old, who is the brother of Warrington forward Matt, will make the move up north next season as he becomes the 11th player to have committed to the Knights for 2022.

A Midlands native, Davis was picked up by London’s academy at the age of 17 and made his first team debut in 2018. He played eight games for the Broncos this season.

York City Knights coach James Ford said: “I’m delighted to sign Sam. He is a tenacious hooker who will provide energy and effort in abundance.

“He’ll add a huge amount of competitive spirit to our middle unit.”