Albert aiming for fresh start with London Broncos


PAPUA New Guinea international Wellington Albert is looking forward to beginning the next chapter of his career with London Broncos in England.
The 27-year-old linked up with the Broncos in the off-season from League One outfit Keighley.
He joined the Cougars for 2021, but missed the whole of the season through injury.
Albert, who hopes to be back in action mid-February, is excited to be a part of a new-look London side, led by coach Jermaine Coleman.
Speaking to the club website, the former SP Hunters forward said: “Joining London Broncos is an exciting step in my career.
“My first impressions are very good, the backroom staff, coaching team and my teammates are all working hard to make this year as successful as possible.
“We want to hit the ground running and start this new era for the club in a positive light.
“I can’t wait to see how the year develops.
“It has been a long time since I played my last game, but the support from the Broncos staff has been excellent.
“My priority is to reach the stage where I’m fully recovered, then I want to play consistently through the season and help the team be successful.
“It’s an exciting new era for the club and you can feel the energy in and around the team.
“It’s great to be part of the club,” he said.
Albert has won seven caps for his native PNG and has played in two World Cups.
He will be hoping to play in his third World Cup later this year.
The powerhouse prop arrived in England in 2018 when he signed for Widnes alongside his brother Stanton.
Albert made 12 appearances for the Vikings before having a spell in the English Super League with Leeds.
He spent time on dual-registration with Featherstone whilst with the Rhinos. – loverugbyleague