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It's been a week of good news for London Broncos as they prepare for their crunch game against the Wolves at Griffin Park on Sunday, and today the club has made yet another player signing.
As you read this press release the 109 kg prop is still in Sydney but it is hoped that Trindall will land in time for the 3 o'clock kick off.
The last time a player flew half way round the world to play in Tetley's Super League for the Broncos was back in round 12; Dennis Moran stepped from a plane and scored a hat-trick against Bradford Bulls.
Trindall will join London Broncos for the remainder of the 2003 season.
He made his top-flight debut with Canberra in 1993 before joining Tony Rea's former club North Sydney Bears where he played 94 games in four seasons. He then joined the now defunct joint venture Northern Eagles in 2000, where he played alongside current Bronco Nigel Roy, before heading for the Tigers in 2002.
So, like Moran, will he too cross for a treble 'fresh' from a 22-hour flight?
That would be a tall order for any prop, but coach Tony Rea expects much from his latest signing: "He's big and strong and will definitely add strength up front as we head for the play offs and beyond.
He has good 'go forward' and with Richard Marshall still not 100% fit Steve will be a timely boost."
London Broncos this week announced a new five-year deal at Griffin Park, a new one year contract for captain Jim Dymock, and a three-year deal for last season's leading try scorer, Dennis Moran.
Moran, King, Roy, Martin, Sykes, Purdham, Thorman, Bawden, Budworth, Retchless, Peden, Mbu, Dymock: Kennedy, Stephenson, Hamilton, Toshack, Trindall (one to be omitted)