London Broncos sign France international on permanent deal as Leigh Leopards forward extends loan

Drew Darbyshire
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Ugo Tison (left) and Jacob Jones (right) in action

London Broncos have signed France international hooker Ugo Tison on a permanent deal from fellow Super League club Catalans Dragons.

The 22-year-old, who can also play half-back, joined the Broncos on an initial one-month loan deal in April but has now signed a permanent contract for the remainder of the season.

Tison has made five appearances for the Broncos since arriving in the capital, including their recent victory over Hull FC.

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Meanwhile, Leigh Leopards forward Jacob Jones has extended his loan with the Broncos for the rest of the season.

Birmingham-born Jones has made 10 appearances for London this season, starting eight in of them. The 25-year-old back-rower came through the junior system at Midlands Hurricanes before joining London’s academy prior to making the move up north to Leigh ahead of the 2022 campaign, playing 15 games for the Leopards thus far.

“We thank Leigh Leopards for allowing Jacob to continue his development here in London,” a Broncos statement read.

However, Harvey Makin has returned to his parent club Wigan Warriors following his loan spell with London, having played six games for Mike Eccles’ side. The young prop has also enjoyed a five-match loan stint in the Championship with Barrow Raiders this season.

“We’d like to thank Harvey for his efforts and wish him all the best for the future,” a Broncos statement read.

London picked up their first win upon their return to Super League a fortnight ago, beating Hull FC 34-18 at the Cherry Red Records Stadium in Wimbledon. Eccles’ side, who are level on points with Hull in the Super League table, will aim to build momentum on their first win when they host Hull KR in the capital on Sunday afternoon, 3pm kick-off.

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