Kingstone Press Championship preview: Leigh Centurions v London Broncos

Paul Rowley was happy to come away from Halifax with a win in tough conditions.

Looking ahead to the match against London Broncos the Leigh Centurions coach said: “It would be the biggest mistake to underestimate a team that has been relegated from Super League. 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 bit inconsistent, which they said they would be until they gel as a team. We’re expecting a very motivated London side who will be very focused and want to put a lot of things right.”

Rowley has second row Matt Sarsfield unavailable through injury but will be without the suspended Tommy Goulden and Adam Higson.

London’s heavy defeat at Sheffield also brought with it a number of injuries and Broncos coach Joey Grima is expecting a very tough contest at 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,” he said.

Forward Nick Slyney has a pectoral muscle injury while half back Joe Keyes will sit out the next two weeks due to concussion and there are some bumps and bruises to other players which have to be assessed.

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