This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
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London Broncos will take on the high flying 'airlie birds' at Welford Road with three 'new' faces coming into the team.
Captain Jim Dymock, winger Jon Wells and half Lee Sanderson will all miss the game through injuries sustained last week at Warrington.
Coming into the team will be Steve Thomas at stand-off, with Tommy Haughey and Rob Jackson earning the chance to prove their coach wrong. Jackson and Haughey were omitted by coach Tony Rea last week after a drop in form, and now it's 'up to them' according to Rea:
"It's a new week, a new game, and a new opportunity for them. They have the ability but I want to see that ability matched by an equal desire." The 'road trip' for the Broncos could impact on the way this game is played.
Being played in rugby union territory it would be good for the thirteen man game to put on an expansive show. And according to Rea, that's exactly what he expects:
"It's got nothing to do with winning over union fans or anything like that, but that is the way we intend to play." I think you'll see us play a very attacking style and open things up a bit. I expect it to be a free flowing game and it should be entertaining to watch, whether you're a Broncos, Hull, or Tigers (Leicester) fan.
Team as follows:
Sykes Kirkpatrick O'Halloran Jackson Greenwood Thomas Moran Moore Budworth Trindall Brocklehurst Botham Retchless Mbu Haughey Stringer Highton
Tickets will be available at the game - adult tickets start at ?12. Tickets in advance can be booked (adults from ?10) through the Broncos 0871 222 1657. Kick off is at 3pm.
If you are a Broncos Season Ticket Holder or Gold Member, for this game you are entitled to purchase premium tickets at the standard price. However, should you wish to take advantage of this free upgrade, you MUST book your tickets in advance. You can NOT take advantage of this discount on the day. The Broncos pre-sale deadline is 5pm on Friday.