2019 Super League – London Broncos vs Catalans Dragons Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is London Broncos vs Catalans Dragons taking place? Thursday 18th April, 19:45

Where is London Broncos vs Catalans Dragons taking place? Trailfinders Sports Club

What channel is London Broncos vs Catalans Dragons on in the UK? London Broncos vs Catalans Dragons 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 London Broncos vs Catalans Dragons?

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

Catalans Dragons – https://www.dragons-billetterie.com/uk

THE TEAM NEWS

LONDON BRONCOS

Head Coach: Danny Ward

Squad: Abdull, Adebiyi, Battye, Butler, Cunningham, Fleming, Gee, Hindmarsh, Ioane, Kear, Morgan, Ogden, Pelissier, Pitts, Richards, Smith, Walker, Williams, Yates

Unavailable: Matty Fozard, Kieran Dixon, Will Lovell

  • London suffered a shock defeat in their Challenge Cup tie with Championship side Halifax, with the Broncos back in league action here as they look to claim their first win in four Super League matches.

  • The Broncos rested a few key players and gave a run out to more returning from injury which should make them relatively fresh this week with first-choice halfback pairing Jordan Abdull and James Cunningham available.

  • Kieran Dixon is out injured whilst Will Lovell is also unavailable but Luke Yates is back from injury whilst Dan Hindmarsh could make his first appearance of the season having been named in the 19-man squad.

CATALANS DRAGONS

Head Coach: Steve McNamara

Squad: Albert, Baitieri, Belmas, Bird, Bousquet, Casty, Da Costa, Edwards, Gigot, Goudemand, Jullien, Kasiano, Langi, Moa, Romano, Smith, Tierney, Tomkins, Whitley

Unavailable: Jodie Broughton, Mickael Simon, Michael McIlorum, David Mead, Fouad Yaha, Ben Garcia, Brayden Wiliame

  • Catalans lost to Hull FC in the most dramatic way possible as they surrendered the lead with four seconds left before losing in golden point, with the Dragons struggling for consistency this season.

  • The Dragons were able to field one of their strongest teams of the season last week and have been able to add Matty Smith and Kenny Edwards to the 19-man squad for the trip to London but that news is tempered by the loss of several others.

  • Having been named in last week’s 19 but ultimately failing to prove his fitness, David Mead was expected to return here but is again out and will be joined on the sidelines by Fouad Yaha, Ben Garcia and the suspended Brayden Wiliame.

THE PREDICTION

The Easter period is always a tough one to navigate for all teams but it looks set to be a particularly crucial one for London. The Broncos need to start picking up some points consistently and that can start with a win against Catalans who have only won once away from home all season. The Dragons were nearing a fully-fit squad last week but have taken one step forward and two back in that respect and will travel to London looking light in the backline which can aid London’s bid to earn the win.