London Broncos have snapped up Richard Mathers from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

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London Broncos have announced the signing of Richard Mathers from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on a two-year deal.

Mathers, who has been at the Wildcats for two years, will join the team for pre-season training before the Kingstone Press Championship season begins.

The full-back has previously played for Leeds Rhinos, Gold Coast Titans, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers.

Mathers played twice for England in 2005 and spent a season in the NRL but he was limited to six outings.

The 30-year-old also starred for Leeds at full-back in their 2004 Super League Grand Final win over Bradford Bulls. 

"His experience will be great for the Broncos as Richie is close to playing 300 games in the Super League and has experience of the NRL,” Broncos head coach Joe Grima told the clubs’s website.

“He will be one of the highest profile players in the Championship next season. This signing is an indication of how serious we are about where we want to be in 2015 and beyond, and we look forward to welcoming Richie, Sasha and family to our club.”

Looking ahead to the move, Mathers said: "It's an exciting one and we're just at the planning stage of moving and bringing the family down and starting a new adventure.

"I met with Joey up in Leeds last week and I've spoken to him numerous times on the phone and really liked the ideas. He sold the place, not just on the club and the footy, but as a place to live and the whole package."

Mathers become the 17th player to join commit to the Broncos ahead of the 2015 campaign.

 

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