Sammut to face Centurions on Sunday

Jarrod Sammut will be in the London team to face Leigh on Sunday
Jarrod Sammut will be in the London team to face Leigh on Sunday

Wakefield’s Australian half-back Jarrod Sammut is set to make his debut for London Broncos at Leigh on Sunday after the relegated Londoners signed a dual-registration agreement with the Wildcats.

Sammut, 28, formerly with Crusaders and Bradford, has been unable to force his way into the Wakefield side so far this season and is set to become their fourth player to experience Championship rugby league.

Matt Ryan and Mickael Simon are currently playing on dual-registration at Featherstone and Jon Molloy is on loan to Sheffield Eagles.

Broncos coach Joey Grima said: “I already have a relationship with Sammut, having coached him at Malta.

“I’ve watched Sammut play over the past six seasons in the NRL and Super League and I consider him to be a valuable player due to his versatility.

“The addition of Sammut brings opportunities where we’ve been hit hard by injuries.”

Wakefield coach James Webster said: “This provides an excellent opportunity for Jarrod to play against one of the best teams in the Championship.”

The Broncos’ agreement with Wakefield is in addition to their dual-registration deal with London Skolars and Oxford RL.

London have also bolstered their squad with the signing of scrum-half Tom Gilmore on a month’s loan from Widnes.

The Widnes-born Gilmore, 21, made his Super League debut against the Broncos in 2012 but has yet to play for the Vikings this season.

“Gilmore is a player that Widnes coach Denis Betts recommended as someone that can get us around the park,” said Grima. “We look forward to welcoming him to the squad.”