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Two former Gloucestershire Warriors players, Ollie Bloom and Danny Burke , have been given squad numbers by the London Skolars for their Co-Operative Championship 1 season this summer.
The Skolars announced their squad numbers after a trial game with Harlequins RL in which both Bloom and Burke played to earn their selection.
Bloom, a centre, has been given shirt number four while scrum half or hooker Burke will wear the number 22.
The pair are students at Hartpury College and have been playing rugby league since 2005. Both have represented the South of England at Student and senior level.
Bloom has played 13 times for the Warriors since a tryscoring debut as a substitute against Oxford Cavaliers in 2005 A prolific scorer, his tally includes 16 tries, a goal and a drop goal. He has also played for England Lionhearts before appearing several times for Harlequins Senior Academy and the South London Storm Co-Operative Rugby League Conference side.