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Leigh Centurions v London Broncos preview

After a tough game at The Shay in round two, Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley will have been pleased that his team came through a slog of a battle with two points.

With the Broncos game on the horizon, Rowley has been cautious of not taking the former Super League side likely.

“It would be the biggest mistake to underestimate a team that has been relegated from Super League,” he said.

“They have a better squad this year with a tally of NRL and Super League appearances within their squad that is pretty hard to match.

“They’ve certainly got the ability but have been a little inconsistent, which they said they would be until they gel as a team.”

For the round three clash, Rowley will not be able to pick Matt Sarsfield as he’s still unavailable through injury.

Tommy Goulden and Adam Higson are suspended for the Broncos match.

After London suffered a dismal defeat to Sheffield in the last round of games, Joey Grima’s side will be looking to bounce back at the first time of asking.

The Broncos’ cause hasn’t been helped by a number of injuries they picked up in their defeat against the Eagles.

Coach Grima has stayed positive though, and has called for his players to go out and give their all against Leigh: “We’re putting 17 players out there and they’ve all got a job to do so it’s up to them whether they want to go there with the right attitude and make a game of it.”

Forward, and co-captain, Nick Slyney has a pectoral muscle injury while half-back Joe Keyes will sit out the next two weeks due to concussion.

Good news for the Broncos this week includes the dual-registration signing of Jarrod Sammut from Wakefield, this is coupled with the loan signing of Widnes Vikings half-back Tom Gilmore for a month.

I study Sports Journalism at the University of Sunderland. Write about the Kingstone Press Championship for a few websites, as well as doing match reports and previews for Sheffield Eagles.

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