Elliot Minchella joins London Broncos on loan from Leeds
Last Updated: 01/04/15 3:17pm
London Broncos have signed Leeds loose forward Elliot Minchella on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 19-year-old has made six substitute Super League appearances for the Rhinos but has failed to break into the team so far this year.
He could make his debut for the Broncos in Friday’s Championship game at Featherstone after being named in coach Andrew Henderson's 19-man squad.
Henderson said: "Elliot comes highly recommended from Leeds and has come through a good system. I feel Elliot will add competition for places and some quality to our forward pack."
Minchella said: "I'm really excited to be coming down to London. It's a massive change of scenery but I'm going to learn a lot from being down here.
"It's really good for my development to play with some great players down here and hopefully I'll do a good job for London."
Minchella and his Leeds team-mate Zak Hardaker remain the subject of an investigation by the Rhinos into an assault.
Both were released by police after paying compensation to their victim but Leeds are conducting their own inquiries and are expected to deliver an outcome next week.