Rea still expecting to sign four or five more players

London Broncos head coach Tony Rea says they are still in the market for new players, ahead of their opening Super League game against Widnes on Sunday.

Uncertainty clouded the Broncos’ future over the autumn, and Rea has been tasked with building virtually an entire new team since the New Year, with only Matt Cook left as a recognised senior player from last season.

A number of new faces have been added already, including former England international hooker Scott Moore, Tonga World Cup full back Nesiasi Mataitonga and French half-back Tony Gigot.

Rea said: “I’m happy everyday at the moment.

“It’s good to have blokes coming in for training fighting for a place in the team.

“Everyone is working hard to make sure the club’s new dawn goes well.

“I’m looking forward to focusing on the actual games though, that is the real fun side of the sport.

“We’re still in the market for new players, and it is likely that we will bring a few more in.

“We’ve got quite a young squad, so experienced players will be the ones we look at.

“We can compete, I’m quite pleased with the squad, even now.”

Rea has signed a trio of players on loan from Leeds, and picked up a couple of overseas signings in Jordan Atkins, Nick Slyney and Denny Solomona.

The Broncos have at least managed to retain the services of England Knights winger Kieran Dixon, even if it was a cruel injury picked up on international duty that apparently denied him the chance to switch to big-spending Salford.

Dixon is expected to be out until at least June with the injury.

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