STAYING RETIRED: Ben Ross denies he will be playing for the London Broncos this year.
STAYING RETIRED: Ben Ross denies he will be playing for the London Broncos this year. ROB COX

Ross rejects approach from London

FORMER Penrith, Rabbitohs and Cronulla prop Ben Ross has denied he will return from retirement to sign with the London Broncos.

On Friday, the London-based club said it had convinced Ross, who grew up on the Sunshine Coast, to return to football after his retirement at the end of last season.

The six-time Maroons player said he had been tempted but decided against the move.

The 33-year-old took to Twitter yesterday to explain what had transpired.

"To hear I have signed with London Broncos is not the truth. They had offered a contract and Tony Rea was a complete professional," Ross said.

"I have now decided to stay in Australia and follow my passion for community welfare. More will be explained on Monday."


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