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Tony Martin back to boost Broncos
Tony Martin will return earlier than expected to play in Friday night's clash with Wigan at Griffin Park.
He was missing from the team that suffered a heavy loss at Warrington last Sunday and his return comes as welcome news for the Broncos.
Tony, who last week announced that he had penned a new three-year deal with NRL club, New Zealand Warriors, insists that he wants to give his current club the service it deserves for the remainder of this season: "I hate not being able to play and luckily I've had a pretty good run with injuries for a while.
I would love to play an important part in getting the team through to the play offs before I leave, and tomorrow night is a big step in that process."
London's loss to Warrington brought to an end a six-match unbeaten run. That unbeaten run commenced the very week after the team's one other big loss this season, at St Helens in round ten.
Tony Rea said: "We were given quite a wake-up call at St Helens and we turned it into a positive with a string of improved performances. I guess that tells you that we're a team that doesn't stay down for long."
London has still to win a Tetley's Super League game this season at Griffin Park, going close in their last home appearance, settling for a 20-20 draw against Hull FC in a game that ended in controversy.
Making way for Tony Martin will be Steve Hall who strained a hamstring at Warrington, and with Leeds' Academy player Jason Netherton returning after a one-month loan, Damian Kennedy, will fill that position in the second row. The team is otherwise unchanged.
London Broncos Cowgirls are set to 'record' history at Griffin Park tomorrow when they record their first music video to the yet to be released single, 'My Trainers Stink.'
Broncos' fans can get in on the act and appear in the music video, which will be recorded at half time.
Friday night's game will be the first of three games for London inside a seven-day period, with Huddersfield coming to Griffin Park next Tuesday night, and then London heading for Headingly on Friday week.
The month of madness will see the Broncos play Wigan, Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford and St Helens, inside a sixteen-day period! With a squad of just twenty players to choose from, this fixture pile-up presents London Broncos with an enormous challenge ahead.
Team as follows:
Dennis Moran, Paul Sykes, Andrew King, Nigel Roy, Tony Martin, Rob Purdham, Chris Thorman, Russell Bawden, Neil Budworth, Steele Retchless, Damian Kennedy, Bill Peden, Jim Dymock: Subs: Richard Marshall, Tommy Gallagher, Rob Jackson, Francis Stephenson