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

THE FACTS

When is London Broncos vs Leeds Rhinos taking place? Sunday 1st September, 15:00

Where is London Broncos vs Leeds Rhinos taking place? Trailfinders Sports Club

What channel is London Broncos vs Leeds Rhinos on in the UK? London Broncos vs Leeds Rhinos 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 Leeds Rhinos?

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

LONDON BRONCOS

Head Coach: Danny Ward

Squad: Abdull, Armitage, Battye, Butler, Cunningham, Dixon, Fozard, Gee, Ioane, Kear, Krasniqi, Lamb, Lovell, Mason, Morgan, Pitts, Walker, Williams, Yates

Unavailable: Eloi Pelissier, Morgan Smith, Greg Richards, Matty Fleming, Sadiq Adebiyi

  • London secured a vitally important win in their bid to avoid the drop as they defeated Catalans in France for the second time this season and now face the first of three pivotal games against the teams around them in the table.

  • The Broncos will be boosted by the return of Rob Butler following a one-match ban with the prop set to come straight back into the side and he replaces Daniel Hindmarsh in the 19-man squad.

  • London have already defeated Leeds away from home this season but the Rhinos claimed the spoils at Magic Weekend and the Broncos will need to be at the top of the game against a side that have shown big improvements over the last month.

LEEDS RHINOS

Head Coach: Richard Agar

Squad: L. Briscoe, Cuthbertson, Donaldson, Dwyer, Ferres, Handley, Hurrell, Jones-Buchanan, Lui, Lunt, Martin, Merrin, Myler, Newman, Oledzki, Seumanufagai, Smith, L. Sutcliffe, Walker

Unavailable: Dom Crosby, Carl Ablett, Tom Briscoe, Brad Singleton, Stevie Ward, Nathaniel Peteru

  • Leeds could not make it three wins in a row as they slipped to defeat against a weakened St. Helens side to remain in trouble at the bottom.

  • The Rhinos looked set to name an unchanged side despite the poor showing against Saints which saw them collapse in the second half but they have lost Nathaniel Peteru to injury so there will be at least one new face in the 17.

  • Stevie Ward also drops out of the 19-man squad that was named in their last game as he continues to work on his fitness following a long injury lay-off which sees Mikolaj Oledzki and Jamie Jones-Buchanan come into contention.

THE PREDICTION

This is a huge game at the foot of the Super League table with London hosting Leeds. The Broncos earned a massive two points when defeating Catalans last time out which dragged the Rhinos back into trouble and that should make this a tight and nervy affair that could go either way. Leeds will rightfully start as favourites following some much-improved efforts over the last month but London will make it tough for them and if the Rhinos are not on their game, they could get turned over.

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