Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round 4 preview: Leigh Centurions v London Broncos

Championship leaders Leigh Centurions maintained their 100 per cent record with a 40-6 win over Featherstone Rovers last week.

Their coach Paul Rowley believes it was their best performance to date.

“Whilst the score line was tight in the first half, I thought we did a lot of good work that took a lot of energy from Featherstone and that paid dividends. We reaped the rewards later in the game,” he said.

Looking ahead to the Cup tie with London Broncos, whom they have already beaten this season, he said: “I’ve watched them quite a lot and they look like they’re getting the bit between their teeth, they’re enthusiastic and look like they’ve got a bit of venom in them and that makes them dangerous.

“They’ll have two new pivots, so it’s a bit of the unknown for us and them so we expect a tough game.

“You can’t have a team with so many Super League and NRL appearances between them that aren’t capable of doing it on the day.”

Andrew Henderson’s Broncos go into the game on the back of a defeat at Whitehaven.

“We were very disappointed with our level of performance at Whitehaven,” he said.

“We had a plan to beat Whitehaven but we disrespected the ball too often and poor completion rates allowed Whitehaven some good field position, they kept things pretty simple but pretty effective.

“Things don’t get any easier for us this Friday. We travel away to Leigh and don’t have any of our loan or dual reg players available and with the injuries we have, we are down to our last 19 players.

“We’re facing some adversity as a group at the moment but I’m confident with some hard work and honesty we can turn it around. But it’s going to be a tough proposition for us on Friday.”

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