Clubb has one eye on his former club’s fate

Tony Clubb
Tony Clubb

WIGAN recruit Tony Clubb was last night keeping his fingers crossed over the fate of former club London Broncos.

The capital-based club may discover today whether they will survive in Super League or enter administration.

Clubb, 26, and fellow Wigan-signing Dan Sarginson are among 16 players who have left the Broncos in the off-season.

He said: “I want to see them doing well. It’s tough to watch them go through it.

“I’ve still got a few mates who are there and it’s not looking good for the club.

“It was hard to leave but made easier because me and Dan were sold, so they got some money for us.”

RFL chief executive Nigel Wood said yesterday: “One of the actions this week is to resolve the future of London Broncos. There is a lot of goodwill towards that club and they’ve got a very committed owner.”

Wood revealed a title sponsor for Super League, possibly GoDaddy.com, could be confirmed this week.

Talks for a friendly between Wigan and Papua New Guinea’s new Queensland Cup team are “nearing the final stages”, according to a spokesman.

Shaun Wane wants a warm-up match ahead of their World Club Challenge on February 22.

A PNGRL spokesman said: “In a possible major coup for the PNG franchise, talks are also nearing the final stages for confirmation of a game against Wigan on February 15 in Kokopo.”

Wigan are also speaking to New Zealand Warriors about a pre-WCC friendly.