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Garside joins London Broncos

Second-row forward Matt Garside will join London Broncos at the end of the season, according to his current club Sheffield Eagles.

The 23-year-old has scored 36 tries in 54 appearances for the Eagles since joining them from York at the start of the 2013 season and played a pivotal role in last year's Championship title-winning success.

Sheffield coach Mark Aston revealed Garside had wanted to step-up to a full-time role with relegated Broncos.

Aston said: "It's always sad to see someone leave but he goes with our best wishes. He's going full-time which is the reason he has left - we're not in a position to offer him that at the moment."

Garside will move to London with Sheffield assistant coach Andrew Henderson, who is taking up a similar role with the relegated Super League club.

Broncos head coach Joey Grima said: "Matt will bring some great Championship experience to the Broncos.