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Joseph "Joey" Grima is an Australian professional rugby league football coach, most recently head coach of the London Broncos.

Contents

1 Playing career

1.1 John Player Special/Regal Trophy Final appearances

2 Managerial career

2.1 International Management 2.2 Statistics

3 References

Playing career[edit] Grima spent 19 years at the Parramatta Eels as a player and later as part of the coaching set up.[2] John Player Special/Regal Trophy Final appearances[edit] Joe Grima played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Widnes' 6-12 defeat by Wigan in the 1988–89 Regal TrophyJohn Player Special Trophy Final during the 1988–89 season at Burnden Park, Bolton on Saturday 7 January 1989,[3] and was an interchange/substitute, i.e. number 15, in the 24-0 victory over Leeds in the 1991–92 Regal Trophy Final during the 1991–92 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 11 January 1992. Managerial career[edit] Grima has extensive experience in the NRL as an assistant coach at Parramatta Eels, Cronulla Sharks and the St George-Illawarra Dragons. He was appointed as the assistant coach at the capital Super League club, London Broncos ahead of the 2014 season after being recommended by Jamie Soward to former head coach Tony Rea. On 14 May he was appointed as head coach of the English capital side and signed a deal until the end of 2015.[4] His first game in charge, London lost to Huddersfield Giants 16-30 at The Hive Stadium on 10 May [5] and at the Magic Weekend on 17 May they narrowly lost to Catalans Dragons 22-24 at the Etihad Stadium.[6] His first 2 games in charge were the two best performances by the Broncos in 2014. On 13 July 2014, Grima's London Broncos were relegated to the Kingstone Press Championship. Grima started to rebuild all aspects of the club signing/resigning 17 players to date from the academy, current players and players in key positions such as Richard Mathers, William Barthau, Nick Slyney, Josh Cordoba and Rhys Williams in preparation for life in the 2nd tier for the 1st time in 20 years. After 12 consecutive defeats for Grima in charge of the Broncos, he won his first game against Super League giants Leeds Rhinos 40-36 at The Hive. On 9 October 2014, London Broncos announced Grima had signed a 2-year contract extension to keep him as head coach until the end of 2016.[7] He won his second game as Broncos head coach 26-22 against Doncaster in the Broncos' first game in the Championship. On 2 March 2015, a day after a 12-25 defeat away to Leigh Centurions, Grima announced he was to step down as Broncos coach with immediate effect due to family reasons, moving home to Australia. International Management[edit] Between 2004 and 2006, Grima was the head coach of Malta after founding the MRL (Malta Rugby League). Statistics[edit]

As of 22 June 2014

Team From To Record

G W D L PF PA PD Win %

Malta 2004 [2] 2008 7000900000000000000♠9 7000600000000000000♠6 5000000000000000000♠0 7000300000000000000♠3 5000000000000000000♠0 5000000000000000000♠0 +0 07001666700000000000♠66.67

London Broncos 5 May 2014[8] 2 March 2015 7001190000000000000♠19 7000200000000000000♠2 5000000000000000000♠0 7001170000000000000♠17 7002334000000000000♠334 7002837000000000000♠837 −503 07001105309999900000♠10.53

References[edit]

^ Rugby League Project ^ a b http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Joe-Grima/24614971 ^ "7th January 1989: Wigan 12 Widnes 6 (John Player Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.  ^ http://www.loverugbyleague.com/news_14948-tony-rea-leaves-london-broncos.html ^ http://www.londonbroncosrl.com/rugby/fixturesandresults/5278.php ^ http://www.londonbroncosrl.com/rugby/fixturesandresults/5290.php ^ http://www.londonbroncosrl.com/news/5473.php#.VDg47RlwbqA ^ http://www.londonbroncosrl.com/news/5264.php#.U3KpbJUU_IU

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London Broncos

Established 1980 in London, England

The Club

History Records Honours International representative players Players Coaches

Home grounds

Craven Cottage Crystal Palace National Sports Centre Chiswick Polytechnic Sports Ground Barnet Copthall The Valley Griffin Park The Stoop The Hive Trailfinders Sports Ground

Hall of Fame

Reg Bowden Peter Gill Tony Gourley Mark Johnson Hussein M'Barki Martin Offiah Rob Purdham Tony Rea Steele Retchless Scott Roskell

League

Championship

Honours

1982-83 Rugby Football League Championship Second Division Champions Super League II runners-up 1999 Challenge Cup runners-up

Seasons

1980/81 1981/82 1982/83 1983/84 1984/85 1985/86 1986/87 1987/88 1988/89 1989/90 1990/91 1991/92 1992/93 1993/94 1994/95 1995/96 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Coaches

Reg Bowden Ross Strudwick Tony Currie (1996–1998) Dan Stains (1999) Tony Rea / Les Kiss (1999) John Monie (2000) Tony Rea (2000–2006) Brian McDermott (2006-2010) Rob Powell (2011-2012) Tony Rea (2012-2014) Joey Grima (2014-2015) Andrew Henderson (2015-2017) Danny Ward (2018-)

Captains

Mark McLinden (2005) Rob Purdham (2006–2011) Craig Gower (2012-2013) Tony Clubb (2013) Antonio Kaufusi (2013) Matt Cook (2014) Richard Mathers (2015) Nick Slyney (2015) Wes Naiqama (2016) Daniel Harrison (2017) Jay Pitts (2018-)

Culture

Super League Founding Member

Affiliation

Rugby Foot

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