2019 Super League – Leeds Rhinos vs London Broncos Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Leeds Rhinos vs London Broncos taking place? Friday 15th March, 19:45

Where is Leeds Rhinos vs London Broncos taking place? Emerald Headingley Stadium

What channel is Leeds Rhinos vs London Broncos on in the UK? Leeds Rhinos vs London Broncos will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream the match in the UK? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Leeds Rhinos vs London Broncos?

Leeds Rhinos – https://tickets.therhinos.co.uk/PagesPublic/ProductBrowse/ProductHome.aspx?ProductSubType=HL

London Broncos – https://londonbroncosrl.com/match-day-ticket-sales/

THE TEAM NEWS

LEEDS RHINOS

Head Coach: David Furner

Squad: Ablett, T. Briscoe, Cuthbertson, Donaldson, Dwyer, Ferres, Handley, Holroyd, Hurrell, Jones-Buchanan, Lolohea, Merrin, Myler, Newman, Oledzki, Parcell, Peteru, L. Sutcliffe, Walker

Unavailable: Dom Crosby, Stevie Ward, Kallum Watkins

  • Leeds fell to another defeat as they were humbled by Hull FC last week, conceding 34 unanswered points having raced into a 0-10 lead with the Rhinos now just managing one win from six matches.

  • The Rhinos continue to be linked with new signings but have so far failed to bring anyone in and must go with what they have again this week but head coach Dave Furner has made a couple of changes to his squad.

  • Jamie Jones-Buchanan could make his first appearance of the year after recovering from a back injury with Carl Ablett also set for his first game having recovered from the knock that saw him pull out of the warm-up last week.

LONDON BRONCOS

Head Coach: Danny Ward

Squad: Abdull, Battye, Butler, Cunningham, Davis, Dixon, Fleming, Fozard, Gee, Kear, Lovell, Mason, Morgan, Pelissier, Pitts, Richards, Walker, Williams, Yates

Unavailable: Sadiq Adebiyi, Mark Ioane, Daniel Hindmarsh

  • London were kept scoreless for the second time this season as they went down to a 26-0 defeat away at St Helens as their away woes continued with the Broncos still seeking their first win on the road.

  • The Broncos are able to recall several of their injured contingent that missed out last week with James Cunningham, Kieran Dixon, Nathan Mason and Jay Pitts all back whilst on-loan Ryan Morgan is also available this week.

  • Forwards Sadiq Adebiyi and Mark Ioane are out this week after picking up knocks whilst Morgan Smith, James Meadows and Jacob Ogden all make way for the senior players returning.

THE PREDICTION

Leeds were heavily defeated by Hull last week with the Rhinos coming under scrutiny for poor attacking play and ill-discipline with head coach David Furner referring to some of their play as a 'car crash' and with London working hard in defence, there will need to be a big reaction this week. They could find themselves in real trouble if they slip to yet another defeat here and whilst the bookies have them as 20-point favourites, it could be much closer than that although the Rhinos should do enough to get the win.