2019 Super League – London Broncos vs Wigan Warriors Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is London Broncos vs Wigan Warriors taking place? Sunday 3rd March, 15:00

Where is London Broncos vs Wigan Warriors taking place? Trailfinders Sports Ground

What channel is London Broncos vs Wigan Warriors on in the UK? London Broncos vs Wigan Warriors 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 Wigan Warriors?

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

Wigan Warriors – https://www.eticketing.co.uk/wiganwarriors/Events/Index

THE TEAM NEWS

LONDON BRONCOS

Head Coach: Danny Ward

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

Unavailable: Sadiq Adebiyi, Eloi Pelissier

  • London struggled for fluency in attack as they were comfortably defeated by Castleford last week and now face reigning champions Wigan in a game the Broncos are desperate to perform in after last week’s poor showing.

  • The Broncos will be hoping fullback Alex Walker is fit enough to return this week having missed out against Castleford through injury and having been named in the 19, he should be available.

  • London are however without the services of Sadiq Adebiyi and Eloi Pelissier who both picked up knocks last week with off-season signing Morgan Smith set to make his debut whilst Robert Butler also comes into the squad.

WIGAN WARRIORS

Head Coach: Adrian Lam

Squad: Bullock, Byrne, Clubb, Davies, Escaré, Gildart, Hardaker, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Navarrete, O’Loughlin, Paisley, Partington, Powell, Sammut, Sarginson, Tautai, Williams

Unavailable: Joe Burgess, Dom Manfredi, Liam Farrell, Ben Flower, Joe Greenwood, Gabe Hamlin

  • Wigan remain on zero points after they lost their second game of the season as Hull FC beat them in Golden Point last week and that loss has prompted head coach Adrian Lam to finally give Morgan Escaré a game having been frozen out so far this season.

  • The Warriors will be without forwards Joe Greenwood and Gabe Hamlin after the pair suffered concussions against Hull whilst fellow forward Ben Flower has been rested this week.

  • Tony Clubb returns this week having been afforded a rest against Hull whilst youngsters Oliver Partington and Liam Paisley are called up to complete the 19-man squad with Dom Manfredi not risked due to London’s artificial surface.

THE PREDICTION

London couldn't handle the quick play of Castleford last week and now face another tough contest against Wigan. The Warriors were outplayed by Hull FC last week and need to quickly find some form with them already losing ground on the teams at the top. They have been forced to make several changes to their side this week but the introduction of Frenchman Morgan Escaré could provide the Warriors with the spark they need to run out comfortable winners.