A Magic win can kick-start London season – Moore

Hooker Scott Moore believes London Broncos can beat Catalan to kick-start their season.

The Broncos have lost all 12 of their Super League outings so far, and face the Dragons in the opening game of the Magic Weekend at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Their latest defeat came against one of Moore’s former clubs, Huddersfield, last Saturday, although it was an encouraging performance in coach Joe Grima’s first game in charge.

Moore said: “We didn’t go too bad last week, just those 10 minutes after half time where we left two quick tries in and couldn’t claw it back. Hopefully we can take a bit of that form and get our first win.

“We can beat Catalan. We can beat a few of the other teams we’ve lost to. Everyone needs to turn up and be on form, and be the best they can be. We can’t afford a few lads to be off their game because we haven’t got strength in depth to get away with that.”

It’s Moore’s first year in the capital following a year in Australia with North Queensland Cowboys, and he is yet to taste victory in Broncos colours.

“I’m not going to lie and say it’s not difficult, because it is,” Moore continued.

“But that’s the game we’re in, there’s no point feeling sorry for yourself, because that’s not going to change the scoreboard. If we keep going, hopefully it’ll turn, and then the world will be a better place.

“I think a win will settle a few lads down. Everyone’s a bit nervous and anxious, just to get the win.”

The Broncos are currently eight points adrift of Wakefield and safety, with two teams making way at the bottom of Super League this season.

It’s a far cry from the start of Moore’s career, which saw him make his debut for St Helens as a 16-year-old, with the Broncos all-but written off as relegation fodder.

He added: “Everyone else is talking about relegation, but we’re not focused on that. We’re taking it each week, game to game.

“We’re still not 50% through the season yet, so we can still claw the points back. It’s not unrealistic.

“It’s a case of now or never. We are going to have to start now otherwise, needless to say, we’re going to be struggling.”

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