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Rea sticks with same team for the Giants clash

LONDON Broncos will go into the game against Huddersfield on Sunday with the same team that lost to Hull at Leicester last round.

Rea looks for open game at Welford Road

LONDON Broncos will take on the high flying 'airlie birds' at Welford Road with three 'new' faces coming into the team.

Rea Drops Two Ahead of Wolves Clash

TONY Rea has dropped centre Rob Jackson and utility Tom Haughey for Saturday's game at the Haliwell Jones Stadium. The pair have faced the axe on the back of poor performances and the team will see the return of Joe Mbu and Paul Sykes. Mbu was rested last week while Paul Sykes was carrying an ankle injury. Sykes this week joined his housemate Rob Purdham in signing a new three-year contract with the club. The game kicks off at 4.05 and is live on both Sky Sports and BBC Radio 94.9fm. Broncos Junior Academy willplay the curtain raiser at the Haliwell Jones Stadium. Team as follows: Sykes, Kirkpatrick, O'Halloran, Wells,Greenwood, Sanderson, Moran,Retchless, Budworth, Trindall, Mbu, Brocklehurst, Dymock: Botham, Stringer, Highton, Moore

Moore returns to Capital with Broncos

RICHARD is no stranger to the Broncos having made seven appearances whilst on loan two years ago, scoring two tries. That helped him to earn a place on the England A tour to Fiji and Tonga later that season, while he played eight times in Super League VIII for the Bulls. Originally with Leeds Rhinos' Academy, he faced his former club for the Bulls' Under-21 side on Tuesday night before completing the switch to Griffin Park.

Broncos Purdham: they all want to be English

LONDON Broncos will run out to play Wigan Warriors on Anzac Day at the JJB Stadium. Once upon a time this day of remembrance would have been of major significance to the vast majority of the Broncos line-up.

Read us wrong at your peril

AFTER his team piled on eight tries at The Jungle on Tuesday night, London Broncos coach Tony Rea has a snippet of advice for any opposition that might underestimate his team's ability. Following Tuesday's emphatic victory there were some saying 'a side like London' should not have the ability to score eight tries. Well, if you listen to Tony Rea, that's exactly where the Tigers got it so wrong: "Perhaps they went into the game with that type of mindset, and they simply read us wrongly." I think there is a clear lesson to be learned here, read us wrong at your peril." London will not take the 'wrong read' on Widnes, a team that has hit form over the Easter weekend with two very good wins, against Warrington and Hull FC in the space of just four days. "They are team with many talented players and must be respected", Rea added. London's form against the Vikings last year was sound, wining two of the three contests. Widnes won the first game at Halton Stadium 32-22, London won their home game on the road in Aberavon 40-18 and then beat Widnes again 40-0 away in September. Rea is hopeful that Andrew Hart will be fit to play, although there is no guarantee: "We are still monitoring him. He's had a very severe case of the flu and has not trained all week. If he doesn't make it, it will be the same seventeen. If he does get the nod, then I will take one off the bench." Still out injured for London is Mat Toshack, Rob Purdham, Francis Stephenson, Rob Jackson, Lee Sanderson, John Kirpatrick and Mark O'Halloran. A win for London could seem them climb above the Vikings on the table. Team as follows: Paul Sykes, Jon Wells, Nigel Roy, Tommy Haughey, Lee Greenwood, Scott Murrell, Dennis Moran, Steele Retchless, Neil Budworth, Mitch Stringer, Joe Mbu, Andrew Brocklehurst, Jim Dymock Substitutes: Dave Highton, Steve Trindall, Andy McNally, Jonny Williams, (Andrew Hart) Tickets to the Widnes game can be bought through the ticket office (0871 222 1657), online at or at the game on the day. All adult advance tickets attract a ?2 discount. Kick off is at 3pm. London's home game against Bradford Bulls on Monday 3rd May will now kick off at 12.35pm. It was scheduled to kick off at 8pm.

Wells back as Broncos Budworth extends deal

LONDON Broncos will go into Thursday night's home game against Wakefield with news that young hooker Neil Budworth has extended his contract for another two seasons, and that the exciting Jon Wells will make a welcome return.

Roy a rough chance for Sunday's home game

LONDON Broncos look set to field the same team from last Sunday against Warrington Wolves at Griffin Park this Sunday. Both teams are coming off wins - Warrington defeated Whitehaven 10-42 in the Challenge Cup Quarter Final and London defeated Salford 35-30 in what was a rescheduled Super League fixture. This fixture pits last season's fifth (London) and sixth (Warrington) placed teams in the Super League. In the three meetings between the Broncos and Wolves in 2003, Paul Cullen's men came out ahead 2-1. At Wilderspool Warrington put 50 points past London, and in the two games played at Griffin Park the Wolves won one 8-29, while London won the other, 19-12. As far as selection goes, Rea has few decisions to make - the injury list speaks for itself. Currently on that list are Mat Toshack, Rob Purdham, John Kirpatrick, Nigel Roy, Jon Wells, Rob Jackson, Francis Stephenson and Lee Sanderson. The only player who might return is Nigel Roy, who missed last Sunday's game through injury (groin). Rea will give Roy a late fitness test closer to Sunday, but remains doubtful. "I'm pretty sure it will be the same seventeen and that's fine," commented Rea. Adding: "We'll get on with the job. It's another home game for us and for our supporters to enjoy, and it's a game everyone should be looking forward to." There was a lot that pleased me last week and we have once again put in the work this week, and Sunday will provide us with another opportunity to put that work into practice.". Kick off is at 3pm on Sunday. Tickets booked in advance start at just ?10 for adults - 0871 222 1657

Changes to Broncos clash on Sunday

LONDON Broncos and Radney Bowker have today mutually agreed to part ways ahead of Sunday's re-scheduled home Super League game with Salford. The Broncos have also extended the original trial contract of Andy McNally, and have brought in the services of Leeds rising star, Scott Murrell. Bowker, who joined the club in the close season from Salford, agreed to play on a trial basis with London Broncos and that four month period has now expired. Coach Tony Rea commented: "Radney has not settled into London Broncos style of play. I would like to thank him for his high level of commitment and I wish him all the very best with his rugby league future." Another player who was also on a four month trial is Andy McNally and today his contract has been extended for the full season. Rea said: "Andy gets better with every training session and with every game. This is where it the real opportunity starts for him and he has the chance to show what he's all about. With a number of key players injured, (Purdham, Toshack, Sanderson, Kirkpatrick, Wells, Highton) London Broncos have also today brought in Leeds' rising star, Scott Murrell. The boom eighteen year-old stand-off is set to wear the Broncos colours for the first time on Sunday and coach Tony Rea is excited about his arrival:"He's a young, tough character with a good football brain. He contributes well with a dominant fashion in the games he plays." Kick off on Sunday is at 3pm at Griffin Park - For discounted tickets in advance call 0871 222 1657

Broncos away to Hull - one change

LONDON will make the trip to the KC Stadium this weekend to meet a team which has found good form.

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