Kingstone Press Championship preview: London Broncos v Featherstone Rovers

London Broncos coach Andrew Henderson was very pleased with last week’s win at Hunslet.

“We’d suffered back-to-back defeats so it was a good response to bounce back with a win,” he said. “We put in a decent performance as well so I was pretty pleased with some of the play we produced.

“Our completion rates weren’t great and we were a little bit scrappy at times but certainly there was a marked improvement from recent performances. Defensively we were pretty good as well.

“Featherstone are coming into a good vein of form. They’ve had some good results in recent weeks, obviously topped off with a huge win against Workington at the weekend so they’re obviously playing with a lot of confidence and a lot of belief and they’ve got a bit of strength in depth in their squad too.

“I’m making it very clear to my players that we certainly can’t fall into the trap of any complacency on the back of the win at Hunslet. This is going to be a huge game for both teams in terms of their aspirations of finishing in the top four so I’m expecting a very tough contest and hopefully we’ll be good enough on the day to get the spoils.”

Following their emphatic win over Workington Town, Featherstone Rovers coach Andy Hay said: “It was a good win and positive steps in the right direction. We worked really hard, played the game at a good speed and got some nice tries. To keep them to no scores was a great effort.

“We’ve had one good win and it’s put us on track but we’ve got to keep our feet on the ground. We’ve got a tough game coming up against London and we need to be focused on that. It’s showing signs of what we thought at the beginning; that we’ve got a decent side and if we stick to the structure and play well and play quick, we’re a threat.”

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