Challenge Cup Preview: London Broncos v Bradford Bulls

London will be looking to avenge their recent Super League defeat to Bradford when the pair meet in the Challenge Cup on Friday.

Bradford have won all four of their previous Challenge Cup fixtures with the Broncos, all away from home in 1997, 1990, 1989 and 1983.

When the teams met in the League last month Bradford were victorious 46-20.

Both clubs suffered a disappointing defeat last weekend with Bradford losing 44-22 at home to Leeds Rhinos and London lost 48-12 to Hull Fc at the KC Stadium.

Chris Melling and Scott Wheeldon have come into the Broncos 19-man squad in place of Alex Hurst and on-loan centre James Mendeika who is cup tied.

Bradford have named an unchanged 19-man squad that played against Leeds but John Bateman is available after he missed out on the Yorkshire derby with a groin stain.

Manase Manuokafoa will see a specialist to see if he is to be given an all clear to play after injuring his thumb against the Rhinos.

London Broncos 19-man squad: Bailey, Bryant, Cook, Dixon, Dollapi, Dorn, Fisher, Gower, Grady, Howell, Kaufusi, Krasniqi, Lee, Lovell, Melling, Robertson, Sarginson, Wheeldon, Witt

Bradford Bulls 19-man squad: Donaldson, Sidlow, Kearney, Manuokafoa, Gale, Kear, Scruton, Bateman, L’Estrange, Purtell, Lulia, Whitehead, Diskin, Sammut, Addy, Olbison, Walker, Evans, Blythe.

Prediction: Bradford Bulls will be on top for most of the game- away win

Stats:

Jamie Langley needs one more appearance to reach 250 for Bradford Bulls, he has made 190 starting appearances and 59 substitute appearances since making his debut at Wakefield in 2002. He has scored 39 tries for a total of 156 points.

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