Kear swears squad to secrecy ahead of Broncos tie

Batley coach John Kear has sworn his squad to secrecy in preparing for London Broncos on Sunday.

Kear revealed the Bulldogs are doing specialist work ahead of their Challenge Cup tie with the Broncos, but would not reveal what exactly it involved.

He said: “Let’s just say I’m hoping that our preparation will give us an edge on Sunday.”

Kear already has inside knowledge of the London side as part of his work with Sky Sports, and from what he has seen he believes they will be tough opponents.

He expects London to be motivated to sink the Bulldogs, and believes London will have nothing to play for should they exit the cup.

Kear said: “In many ways, I’m surprised at their form, but they have earmarked the Challenge Cup this year. They’ll be up for it because their season is all but over if they go out of the Cup.

 “Their form is scratchy but they have outstanding players.  Craig Gower‘s an international class scrum-half, Michael Witt is a great kicker and Luke Dorn has pace to burn.  Bryant has been in State of Origin and they have some tough hombres in their pack.”

Kear has issued a warning to Rob Powell and his side, and says he aims to make their visit as uncomfortable as possible for them.

He said: “We’ve handed out information to our players which will be relevant to trying to nullify their threat. With a dodgy weather forecast and a partisan crowd, it’s probably not going to be Mount Pleasant on Sunday for them. It will be Mount Unpleasant!”

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