SL Preview: London v Wakefield

London will welcome back half-back pairing Craig Gower and Michael Witt, as well as winger Michael Robertson for the visit of Wakefield on Sunday.

The Broncos have lost both their Super League games so far, including their first home game against Widnes in round one.

Matt Cook is also named in Tony Rea’s 19-man squad, having recovered from the anterior cruciate ligament operation he had in the off-season.

Wakefield coach Richard Agar has named an unchanged squad following the 36-20 win over Hull KR last Saturday.

Kyle Amor (head) and Justin Poore (hamstring) remain in contention to play, despite both picking up knocks against the Robins.

London 19-man squad: Bailey, Bryant, Channing, Cook, Colbon, Dixon, Gower, Hurst, Kaufusi, Krasniqi, Lee, Lovell, Melling, O’Callaghan, Randall, Robertson, Rodney, Wheeldon, Witt.

Wakefield 19-man squad: Mathers, Fox, Collis, Cockayne, Sykes, Smith, Poore, Aiton, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Wood, Amor, Wilkes, Mariano, Mellars, Lyne, Annakin.

Prediction: Gower to guide Broncos to first victory on his return – home win.


London Broncos/Harlequins have won their last three home meetings with Wakefield, with the Wildcats’ last away win in the capital coming 18-10 on 30 January, 2010.

Super League summary:

London Broncos won 13
Wakefield won 17
2 draws
London Broncos highest score: 72-8 (H, 2005) (also widest margin)
Wakefield highest score: 54-12 (H, 2010) (also widest margin)

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