Super League preview: Bradford Bulls v London Broncos
Last Updated: 01/09/13 2:26pm
Bradford have included Alex Mellor and Sam Wood in their 19-man squad for Sunday's Super League clash with London Broncos at Provident Stadium.
The young duo have been drafted in to replace Matty Blythe and Adrian Purtell, who are both ruled out with knee injuries.
The Bulls have nothing to play for but pride following their 46-34 loss at Castleford last time out, a result that means Francis Cummins' side can no longer finish the regular season in the top eight.
Bradford also suffered defeat in their last home outing, letting slip an 18-4 half-time lead against Catalan Dragons.
However, the Broncos are on an even worse run of form. Super League's basement boys have not won in league action since upsetting St Helens at the end of April.
Coach Tony Rea knows his side must win their final two games, and hope nearest rivals Salford fail to pick up anything more than a point, if they are to avoid finishing 2013 with the wooden spoon.
"It's been a good week in training," Rea told the club's official website.
"We've been able to do some hard work with the week off and we've trained with a lot of determination and the attitude has been good. It's a game we're looking forward to."
The visitors look set to hand a debut to 20-year-old full-back Mason Caton-Brown, who has been playing in Championship One this year on a dual registration for Hemel Stags.
Bradford: Donaldson, Langley, Walker, Kearney, Gale, Kear, Scruton, O'Brien, Wood, Platt, Lulia, Mellor, Olbison, Manuokafoa, Addy, Foster, Diskin, Sammut, Evans.
London Broncos: Bryant, Bishay, Caton-Brown, Colbon, Cook, Dixon, Dollapi, Fisher, Howell, Hurst, Kaufusi, Krasniqi, Lee, McMeeken, Melling, Sarginson, Soward, Wicks, Woodburn-Hall.
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Leeds Rhinos36 - 22Catalans Dragons
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Castleford Tigers6 - 44Warrington Wolves
Thu 6th Aug - Super 8's
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Fri 7th Aug - Super 8's
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Hull FC
Leeds RhinosvsWarrington Wolves
Sat 8th Aug - Super 8's
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Thu 13th Aug - Super 8's
Castleford TigersvsWarrington Wolves
Fri 14th Aug - Super 8's
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Leeds RhinosvsWigan Warriors
St Helens0 - 0Hull FC
Thu 20th Aug - Super 8's
St HelensvsHuddersfield Giants
Fri 21st Aug - Super 8's
Hull FC0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Warrington WolvesvsWigan Warriors
Sat 22nd Aug - Super 8's
Catalans DragonsvsCastleford Tigers
Thu 3rd Sep - Super 8's
Huddersfield GiantsvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 4th Sep - Super 8's
Leeds RhinosvsSt Helens
Sat 5th Sep - Super 8's
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Sun 6th Sep - Super 8's
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Thu 10th Sep - Super 8's
Castleford TigersvsSt Helens
Fri 11th Sep - Super 8's
Wigan WarriorsvsHull FC
Sat 12th Sep - Super 8's
Catalans DragonsvsLeeds Rhinos
Sun 13th Sep - Super 8's
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Thu 17th Sep - Super 8's
Leeds RhinosvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 18th Sep - Super 8's
Hull FC0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
St HelensvsWigan Warriors
Sat 19th Sep - Super 8's
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Fri 25th Sep - Super 8's
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Hull FC0 - 0Catalans Dragons
St Helens0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Super League 2013, round 26
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