London secure Barnet FC groundshare

London have avoided administration and secured their future by agreeing a two-year deal to groundshare with Barnet FC.

The Broncos will now play their home games in 2014 and 2015 at the 5,176-capacity The Hive Stadium, as well as training at Barnet’s former ground, Underhill.

They had been homeless since leaving Twickenham Stoop at the end of last season, and so far have just 12 players signed on for the new season, which they kick-off with a trip to Widnes on February 9.

Chairman David Hughes said: “Our focus has always been to ensure we made the right decision going forward.

“Over the last 10 days we have worked closely with the Rugby Football League and Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous to avoid administration and secure the future of the Broncos.

“I believe this is the right decision, not only for the club, but also for the future of rugby league in London.”

London have lost a host of players since the end of the season, including Tony Clubb, Dan Sarginson and Luke Dorn.

England Knights international Kieran Dixon is also sidelined with a knee injury he picked up in the match against Samoa in October.

He had previously been expected to move to Salford.

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