Moore impressed by London youngsters

London Broncos hooker Scott Moore has been impressed by the club’s youngsters in difficult circumstances so far this season.

The Broncos are rooted to the bottom of the Super League table following 13 consecutive defeats, a consequence of a turbulent close season which only saw them survive closure barely weeks before the start of the campaign.

Young outside back Mason Caton-Brown has been a stand-out performer, scoring nine tries in 14 appearances, while the likes of Olsi Krasniqi and Ilies Macani have turned out regularly in the Broncos’ patched up squad, which also includes a raft of youngsters loaned in from elsewhere in Super League.

More and more London-produced players are turning up at other clubs too, with Dan Sarginson and Tony Clubb (both at Wigan) following the example set by Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook (St Helens) and Omari Caro (Hull KR) in recent years.

Moore said: “I’ve been impressed. It’s good to see them coming through.

“There are seven or eight coming through – Krasniqi, Caton-Brown, McMeeken all London-based lads who’ve done really well.

“It’s their first year playing week in week out, and it’s been a real learning curve, and people forget that. People think they’ve been around for years.

“It’s a strange environment for them, and a bit different. Hopefully they’ll keep cracking on, as they’re doing really well for us.”

London’s latest loss was a narrow 24-22 defeat against Catalan at Magic Weekend, a game many had earmarked as the biggest chance to date for them to break their duck. 

Their next game is a trip to Hull KR on Sunday.

Moore added: “I think some of it has been down to inexperience. For some of the younger kids, it’s their first season in Super League, and we’ve just been a bit inconsistent.

“We’re not far off. We need to keep building, keep staying positive and hopefully chalk one on the board.”

Moore has played in all but one of the Broncos games in 2014, having joined from North Queensland Cowboys in the off-season.

He has previously played in Super League for St Helens, Huddersfield, Castleford and Widnes.

He joined on a one-year deal, and is unsure what the future holds.

“I’m going to play the year out, keep playing alright, and see what happens,” he said.

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