This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
Honouring Stan Carpenter...
2 days ago
At long last there is some 'good' injury news for London Broncos.
Dom Peters and Paul Sykes are both now back in full training and it is quite possible that both will turn out for London Skolars before making their comeback with the Broncos.
Dom has not played since the opening game of 2003 at Griffin Park when London defeated Oldham in round four of the Cup. He then underwent major knee surgery and has spent the past three months undergoing intensive rehabilitation.
"I'm really excited at the prospect of playing again, he said. "It's been a difficult time both physically and mentally. I've just had to keep my focus and work hard to get back."
Now the challenge is to get my spot back in the team. I know there's hard work ahead."
Paul Sykes, who last year gained representative honours with England 'A', has yet to pull on the Broncos colours in 2003. He sustained a shoulder injury whilst at the Australian summer training camp and then underwent a full shoulder reconstruction.
Paul is still a couple of weeks away from playing but the light at the end if tunnel is now a lot brighter.
The club is in close communication with former captain Jason Hetherington, who has yet to arrive back in Britain after undergoing a post-season shoulder reconstruction.
Tony Rea is in constant talks with Jason and remains hopeful that he will rejoin the club when he is physically fit enough to do the job required. "We're monitoring his progress and I know he's doing a lot of work to get the shoulder right.
"Unfortunately, there's no clear cut answer with this. It's just one of those things that we have to deal with in time.
"I know he's doing some good work with the Central Queensland Comets and that's bound to be good for him. He's got a lot to offer the game."
Kick off for this Sunday's game at Mc Alpine is 5.30pm.
London's next game at home is against Leeds at 8pm on Friday 9th May.
The home game against Bradford, which was scheduled for Monday 21st April, has been postponed to a date yet to be confirmed. It is highly likely that this game will be played late in July at Griffin Park.
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