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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 www.londonbroncos.co.uk 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.