Prop Walker makes switch to Broncos on loan

Jonny Walker in action for Leigh. Photo: Brian King
Jonny Walker in action for Leigh. Photo: Brian King

Leigh prop Jonny Walker has joined Kingstone Press Championship rivals London Broncos on loan for the rest of the season.

The former Hull KR player has been named in Andrew Henderson’s 19-man squad face Bradford Bulls on Sunday. He had been on loan at Whitehaven along with another Leigh forward, Richard Beaumont.

London head coach Andrew Henderson said: “Jonny will add size, aggression and experience to the pack.

“Even though he’s only 24-years-old he’s had plenty of Super League and Championship experience. Jonny sees this as a great opportunity and I’m sure he’ll grab it with both hands. I’m really excited to have Jonny on board and his addition gives us much needed cover in the front row.”

As part of the move, Walker will not be able to feature in any game against Leigh.