London Broncos boss Danny Ward hopes to not get Physical like ‘Mad Monday’ outfit

DANNY Ward hopes to not get Physical again this Monday and put the rest of rugby league to shame.

The London Broncos boss won the unofficial ‘Mad Monday’ title in 2016 by dressing up as Olivia Newton John in her famous pop video and doing lunges and stretches while carrying a ghettoblaster blaring out the tune.

 London Broncos boss Danny Ward famously dressed as Olivia Newton John on 2016's 'Mad Monday'

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London Broncos boss Danny Ward famously dressed as Olivia Newton John on 2016's 'Mad Monday'

Ward left bystanders in the Camden area of the capital not knowing which way to look – and he has promised this year’s costume for the end-of-season party is even better.

However, he hopes he does not have to reach for the wardrobe as that would mean his side has booked its place in the Million Pound Game for a shot at a Super League spot.

London will qualify even if they lose to Halifax by 23 points or fewer tonight and Ward, assistant coach when he donned his sensational outfit, admitted: “Hopefully I can put it off for another week.

“Staff don’t go out with the players. We like to unwind at the end of the year but one of the strength and conditioning guys took a picture and put it on his Twitter page. All of a sudden, it went mad. I was quite proud of my fancy dress!

“It was one of the best I’ve ever done. It took a couple of weeks to put together after getting a bit of inspiration of the internet. I went straight on eBay and it all fell into place – I then managed to pick up a stereo from the local tip!

 Ward hopes to not have to reach for this year's costume by guiding them to the Million Pound Game

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Ward hopes to not have to reach for this year's costume by guiding them to the Million Pound Game

“I found a tape on Camden Market and it all went from there.”

Costumes and parties aside, Ward and London have the serious business of chasing a Super League spot – and coping with the 'madness' of all the permutations as all the Qualifiers games are played on different days.

Ward added: “Everyone has come at me with this scenario and that scenario, all sorts of ifs and buts but I’ve tried to drive a message to our players that it’s all about our performance rather than results. All we can control is what we do.

“The thought of going up to Super League is becoming more real now. We try not to speak about it but it’s hard not to, that’s the ultimate prize.”

DANNY Ward hopes to not get Physical again this Monday and put the rest of rugby league to shame.