The Qualifiers: London v Featherstone (Sun)

Championship sides London and Featherstone go in to this weekend’s clash in The Qualifiers knowing defeat could spell the end to their Super League hopes.

No side has ever even reached the Million Pound Game having lost their first two games in this competition, and that will likely be the fate facing one of these two clubs after this one.

London are unfortunate to be in this position having given Super League side Catalans a real scare in Perpignan last weekend, before eventually going down 20-18, while Rovers were soundly beaten at home to Leigh.

Coach Andrew Henderson told the club’s official website: “We kick off our Super 8s home campaign against Featherstone on Sunday, and it’s certainly a game the whole club is excited for.

“It’s the fourth time we’ve faced Fev this year alone, but the stakes are higher this time.

“Both sides will be determined to get the result. Fev travel here on the back of a loss at the hands of Leigh, and our boys are hungry for the two points and to bounce back after pushing Catalans.

“Our goal of promotion to Super League starts in Ealing on Sunday, and we’d love to see as many of you there supporting the boys as possible.”

Featherstone do welcome back Chris Ulugia, Jason Walton and Jordan Baldwinson, though are missing James Lockwood through suspension.

Scott Turner and Brad Tagg also make way as new coach John Duffy looks for his first win in charge.


London: Kear, Williams, Hellewell, Dixon, Sammut, Barthau, Spencer, Iaone, Pitts, Ackers, Battye, Evans, Pewhairangi, Davis, Gee, Walker, Bienek, Boudebza, Wilde

Featherstone: Hardman, Ulugia, Taulapapa, Briscoe, Briggs, Thackeray, Griffin, Carlile, Bostock, Davies, Moore, Mariano, Wildie, Walton, Hardcastle, Igbinedion, Brooks, Farrell, Baldwinson.


The home side will be too strong – Broncos by 16.

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