Broncos add trio


13th February 2014

London Broncos have continued their recruitment with three more signings, taking the number of new faces to 15 ahead of their opening game at Widnes Vikings on Sunday.

The Londoners have snapped up former Catalan Dragons utility back Ben Farrar, re-signed threequarter Jamie O'Callaghan and taken St Helens prop Carl Forster on a month's loan.

The 27-year-old Farrar played for North Queensland and Manly before having a season with the Dragons in Super League in 2011.

He returned to the Sea Eagles in 2012 but endured two injury-riddled seasons and will be looking to get his career back on track in the English capital.

He is the nephew of former Wigan Warriors centre Andrew Farrar, who was on Friday appointed as New South Wales team manager for the 2014 State of Origin Series.

O'Callaghan, 23, is one of the London club's longest-serving players. He made his Super League debut in 2008 and over the next six seasons made 94 first team appearances scoring 20 tries. He returns to the club after initially signing for Championship One club London Skolars for 2014.

The 21-year-old Forster, who has made four appearances for Saints and spent time on a dual-registration with Swinton and Rochdale, becomes Broncos coach Tony Rea's sixth loan signing.

"Although Carl is in the early stages of his career, he has had a good pre-season and has shown a lot of potential," Saints chief executive Mike Rush said.

"It's clear he needs to be playing week in week out at the highest level and going on loan to London will give him that chance."

Rea has also acquired the season-long services of Leeds Rhinos trio Alex Foster, Thomas Minns and James Duckworth, Wigan prop James Greenwood and Hull FC hooker James Cunningham as he reshapes his squad following the move to Barnet.