Wellington Albert makes Championship move

Wellington Albert

London Broncos have signed Papua New Guinea international Wellington Albert for their 2022 Championship campaign.

The 27-year-old former Widnes and Leeds prop forward joined League 1 club Keighley for the 2021 season but missed the whole of it through injury. He has won seven caps for Papua New Guinea.

Broncos coach Jermaine Coleman said: “Wellington comes with a fantastic reputation and at his best is difficult to handle. He has proven that at all levels of the game.

“He had a difficult season this year, missing it with injury. But a full pre-season under his belt working with our staff and he will be fit and firing.

“He is a fantastic person and will fit in really well with our group. We have spoken a lot and I know he cannot wait to get started with us.

“This signing gives us more impact in the middle of the park which will be vital for us this season.”

Wellington Albert lured by London life

The Broncos are going part-time in 2022 but Albert says the opportunity to make the move to London with his family was a major factor in his decision.

He said: “I can’t wait to play Championship rugby again after having this year out with injury. I am looking forward to working with Jermaine and his backroom team to get myself ready for the new season. I’m really keen to get back out onto the pitch in front of those Broncos supporters.

“It is going to be a brand new team with a new coach and new ideas so I cannot wait to get started working under him. One thing I can say to people is that I will give my best week in, week out.

“My family and I are really excited to come down to London and experience the big city life. Despite living in England for the last four years, we have never been down to visit those iconic sights so it will be an awesome experience for us all.

“I should add it will be an honour for me to represent the London Broncos in 2022. This is made even better by being able to play at the new stadium in front of the great fans I have been told about.”

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