NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Luke Yates of the Knights looks dejected during the round 10 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Penrith Panthers at McDonald Jones Stadium on May 11, 2018 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

English side London Broncos have picked up Knights forward Luke Yates.

The 23-year-old joins the Broncos on a one-year deal.

Broncos coach Danny Ward is pleased to get Yates to the club as they return to top flight rugby.

“He will give us more depth to our middle and create more competition for places,” he said.

“He is a young, hungry, hard-working forward with NRL experience already under his belt.”

Yates is excited and looking forward to the opportunity to be able to play in the Super League.

“I am looking forward to meeting all the boys here and helping to keep the club in the top level next season,” Yates said.

Yates played 25 games throughout his two years at the Knights as he sets to continue his career abroad.


  1. Damn shame it was London rather than Toronto going up last season. Nonetheless, London will go down this year, no matter how many 23 year-old reserve-grade forwards they add. Rugby League in London is the longest of longshots in the Rugby League world. The sporting market there is saturated by Soccer, and a change certainly won’t come out of the yo-yo Broncos.

    • Even with Jamie Soward and Michael Robertson, London have always been a team that looks top 6 worthy but ends up in the bottom rungs. Can’t see Yates changing that.

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