London’s chances in the Middle 8s have received a boost with the capture of Dragons halfback Jamie Soward for the rest of 2016.
Soward is leaving the Panthers to join the Broncos for the rest of this season.
The five-eighth is expected to then sign for a Super League club in 2017.
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London coach Andrew Henderson: “Obviously, Jamie is an outstanding player with a huge wealth of experience – he’s got over 200 NRL games under his belt with St. George Illawarra and the Panthers, has played State of Origin, and was a key member of the St. George team to win the NRL premiership in 2010.
“After speaking to Jamie it’s clear to me he is a team player and a genuine competitor with a will to win. This attitude fits with what we’re building here at the Broncos: a competitive team, with a winning mentality.
“Jamie’s arrival comes at a good time for us as we prepare for the final push in our season. He will inject some enthusiasm and create excitement within the team and the club.
“His experience and leadership will stand us in good stead for what’s to come in the Super 8s.”
London Chairman David Hughes said: “I’ve spent the last week working with Jamie to join us for the remainder of our season. From our past experience, Jamie brings the X factor both on and off the field.
“I cannot wait for his first game for the Broncos, and Jamie feels the same. We’re making every effort to get him over to London as soon as all paperwork is fully cleared.”