London Skolars head coach Joe Mbu has named a 25 man squad for the club’s first fixture of the year today.

The Skolars will take on London Broncos in their Capital Challenge match.

This will be the ninth Capital Challenge between the two clubs and is being held once again at the Honourable Artillery Company’s grounds in the heart of the city.

Record numbers of tickets have been sold in advance for the match and the special pre-match luncheon has also proved extremely popular after being boosted by the presence of guest speaker Jason Robinson OBE.

Mbu said: “We’ll have quite a few new players on show, a couple who have joined us from the Broncos and a couple from elsewhere.

“It will be great for me to see these new recruits so I can start to build an image in my head of how they will fit into the team and how best to utilise them.

“The squad is coming together nicely and there may yet be one or two additions in the coming weeks.”

The Skolars have confirmed Michael Worrincy, who has played Super League for both Harlequins RL and Bradford Bulls, has rejoined for the new season.

He played for the club in 2012 before opting to switch codes and play for London Irish.