The Colonel stays put for another two

London Broncos have today re-signed Francis 'the colonel' Stephenson to a new two-year deal.

The former Wakefield and Wigan prop forward has lived with his family in London for the past two seasons and this year played 29 games missing just the one through injury.

"We've really enjoyed our time in London. It was a big decision for our family to relocate down here but it's been great. My wife and kids are well settled and we're looking forward to what the next two years might bring."

As a city London has so much to offer and this club is very family oriented so it's a nice environment."

When I first arrived there was a new wave of young British players who had just joined London and I guess we have all grown into 'Londoners' together."

It's a unique club in many respects given that we have so many more challenges to face but that really makes for a tight unit, both on and off the pitch."

As for 'the colonel' business, I think it has more to do with my military style hair cut than anything else. It's not as if I enjoy barking orders at people but it seems to have stuck, so I'll just have to live with it. I guess I could opt for the 'big hair' that seems the rage at the moment, that might lose 'the colonel' tag!"

London Broncos are set to announce more player signings over the next few days.

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It will be the Kangaroos very first game here on British soil - Tuesday 28th October at Griffin Park.