London Broncos club captain Matt Toshack has today advised coach Tony Rea that he will be playing his last game in London this Sunday.
Toshack has been beset by injury this season and it was only two weeks ago, in the Broncos most recent home game, that made his first appearance for the season.
He has played 153 games for the Broncos since joining the club from South Queensland Crushers in 1998, and was contracted to play for the Broncos for 2005.
Matt had this to say:
�With the exception perhaps of this season it�s been a great part of my life being a part of this club.�
�I�ve had seven years in London and for a number of reasons I just feel that now is the right time for me to return home.�
�I have been very fortunate to play with some great people and I will treasure some of the many friendships I have made, and the memories that my time here with London has given me.�
Tony Rea commented:
�The very fact that he is our club captain speaks for itself. He is respected and liked by everyone, and he has given us tremendous service.�
�If I had seventeen Matt Toshacks in my team I would be a very happy coach.�
It will also be the final game in the London for team captain Jim Dymock, and will be a farewell also for Steele Retchless.
The trio between them have played 456 games for London Broncos.
2005 Season Tickets will be on sale to the general public at the game on Sunday.
And to celebrate the last home game of the season, the first 100 fans that turn up (with a premium adult ticket) will score a free can of VB!
Team as follows:
Wells, Greenwood, Roy, O�Halloran, Sampson, Sykes, Moran, Kaufusi, Budworth, Stephenson, Purdham, Toshack, Dymock �, Trindall, Stringer, Highton, Jackson