London Broncos captain Craig Gower is hoping his side can redeem themselves in this year's Super League after a disastrous 2012 campaign.
The Broncos were expected to contest a top-eight spot last season after securing numerous high-profile signings, but they failed to recover from a terrible start and sacked coach Rob Powell after winning just three games in six months.
Gower, who was one of the newcomers at The Stoop, said: "You don't want to go through a season like that again. We've got to perform.
"Going into a brand new season we need to perform well and we need to play consistently well week to week."
The 34-year-old, who plans to represent Italy in the 2013 World Cup, also signed a new two-year deal and is confident the team can finally start to fulfil their potential after an improved run of results under new coach Tony Rea.
"There were a few things there last year that I don't really want to go into," he said.
"That's in the past now, we've got to worry about what's in front of us and that's this weekend.
"Obviously Tony's made a difference. He put confidence into the team. It's a new stage now.
"We've had a year together and all the excuses have gone out of the window now.
"It's about the group performing well in our first match. It's at home and it would be good to get off on the right note."
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