London land Cory Aston

Drew Darbyshire

London have snapped up half-back Cory Aston from Castleford on a two-year deal from next year.

The 24-year-old made his first-team debut for Sheffield in 2013 and played 61 games for the Eagles before joining Leeds in 2017.

Aston failed to make an appearance for the Rhinos and switched to Castleford last season, where has since played nine games. The half-back will join the Broncos ahead of the 2020 campaign.

London coach Danny Ward commented: “It’s great news that Cory has decided to join the Broncos next year and we look forward to working with him.

“He has been playing well for Cas in Super League this year and we are sure he’ll work well alongside Morgan Smith and Jimmy Meadows next season for us.

“He is good young English half who has had to work hard to gain his opportunity at this level. He’s been in some good systems at Leeds and Castleford and earned his stripes by playing plenty of games at Sheffield.”

Aston commented: “I had interest from London last year and it was appealing to me but it wasn’t the right time in my personal life. The opportunity has come again to join the capital side and I’ve jumped at the chance.

“I love the way the Broncos have played this season and after speaking to Danny Ward and people like Eddie Battye and Matty Fozard about the togetherness of everyone at the club, it’s now something I am really looking forward to.”

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