London wants to make Sheffield statement

London forward Daniel Harrison says the Broncos are out to cement their place as a top Championship team with a win over Sheffield this Friday.

The Broncos travel north to South Yorkshire in second spot on the table, just one point below league leaders Leigh.

The Eagles are currently in seventh place, eight points below London.

Harrison says a victory against Sheffield is even be more important with the Eagles also in the hunt for a Middles 8 position.

“It’s always tough playing Sheffield but a win will put us with a bit of buffer between them as well in the top four or five,” the back-rower told Love Rugby League.

“It gives us a couple of wins away from them, which makes it harder for them to catch us. It’s a big game.”

Harrison joined the Broncos from Manly at the end of 2014. The former NRL loose forward crossed for eight tries last season and has been a key figure for London this campaign as vice-captain.

The Broncos have surprised many with their rise to the top of Championship, winning eight of their first 10 games.

“It’s been a good start,” Harrison said.

“We’ve had a few up and downs with games and that, but we’ve come on top and we’ve still got heaps to improve.

“Our start’s been great, being second on the ladder is outstanding at this point in time. We’ve just got to keep going with it.”

There has been a range of upsets this season in the Championship with Batley riding high and the likes of Halifax and Sheffield inconsistent in their performances and currently out of the top four.

Harrison has enjoyed the competition’s greater unpredictability.

“It’s been good this year, it’s been a bit of a mixed bag,” the 28-year old Australian said.

“Last year Leigh took off and no one could catch them, the same as Bradford.  And then there was four or five of us in the middle all fighting for those spots while it’s a bit more all-rounded this year.

“Teams are knocking off everyone so there’s been a few surprise things, which makes the comp a lot better as well.”

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