Broncos poised for switch

Super League club set to move 45 miles to play in Kent

Last Updated: 20/08/12 11:35am

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The London Broncos played Hull FC in Kent in May

The London Broncos played Hull FC in Kent in May

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The London Broncos are poised to move home next season from the Twickenham Stoop to Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium.

The Super League club have endured something of a nomadic existence in recent decades, switching homes on a regular basis in search of a winning formula.

The Londoners have played at the likes of Fulham's Craven Cottage and Charlton Athletic's The Valley before switching back to the Stoop in 2005.

During the 2012 campaign the club attempted to broaden their fan base by playing two 'on the road' games, travelling to the Priestfield Stadium and Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road.

Nearly 4,000 fans turned up in Kent in May when the Broncos suffered a narrow 14-12 loss to Hull FC, the first-ever Super League game played in the county.

Fresh start

For the start of this season the club reverted back to their London Broncos name from Harlequins RL and they now be hoping a fresh start will bring about a change of fortunes on the pitch.

Although the club have yet to win a major trophy their influence in the south of England is beginning to reap dividends.

In Friday's stunning 62-18 success over Challenge Cup finalists Warrington Wolves rising stars Kieran Dixon, Will Lovell and Omari Caro all got their names on the scoresheet.

Interim coach Tony Rea has worked wonders since replacing Rob Powell at the helm, although the capital club are yet to announce who will be at the helm for the start of the 2013 campaign.

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