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Broncos Thorman comes home to
London Broncos will return to Griffin Park on Saturday night after two months and a five-match winning streak on the road.
And for Broncos coach Tony Rea, the timing couldn't be better: "I know that while our form away from home has been OK, we are starting to get a little tired of climbing on the bus week in week out.
Our routines have been good and full credit to the players for the way they've handled the two months away from home, but I can tell they are all dying to get back on their own pitch in front of their own fans."
Joining the team tomorrow will be Origin star and Roy Powell Medal winner Chris Thorman, who guided Yorkshire to a record 56-6 victory at Odsal on Wednesday with a personal 20-point haul.
Thorman is a now a chance of being called into the GB train on squad for the Ashes Series and he told www.superleague.co.uk that pulling on the Great Britain jersey would fulfil a life-long dream: "I think it's any professional rugby league player's goal to ultimately play for your country and I am no different," he said.
I have thought of that since I was a boy and it hasn't changed, but right now I want just keep improving as a player."
For once, Chris grabbed the headlines ahead of Dennis Moran and he joked: "I'm just glad Dennis isn't from Yorkshire because he probably would have popped up and scored another hat-trick!"
Chris will join exactly the same team-mates who combined with him last Saturday to win 50-16 at Halifax. Tony Rea added: "He'all be welcomed back to the group of men who helped him earn that opportunity.
He represented himself and his team mates very well on Wednesday, he'll get a chance to rest today, and then we'll all come together again tomorrow."
London again will not have the services of Mat Toshack (broken leg), Jim Dymock (knee) or Paul Sykes (hand).
London's last victory at Griffin Park in Super League was in September last year, 10-6 against Hull.
Last season's leading try scorer, Dennis Moran, who has scored 13 tries in the past five games for London, also scored the home sides' two tries in that win last year.
In Jim Dymock's absence, Dennis Moran has been handed team captaincy.
London has won five games in succession on the road and is currently in fifth position in Tetley's Super League. They also have two (postponed) games in hand, both of which will be played during the 'month of madness' at Griffin Park in July.
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The revised Griffin Park schedule is as follows:
Dennis Moran, Andrew King, Nigel Roy, Tony Martin, Steve Hall, Rob Purdham, Chris Thorman, Francis Stephenson, Neil Budworth, Steele Retchless, Damian Kennedy, Jason Netherton, Bill Peden: Subs: Richard Marshall, Tommy Gallagher, Rob Jackson, Russell Bawden
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