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  • Puletua, Wellens (2), Flanagan (2), Laffranchi,
    Goals: Wheeler (2), Lomax,
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London Broncos

  • Super League
  • 31st Aug 2012
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 13,262

Saints v Broncos: Teams

At Langtree Park, Friday August 31, kick-off 8.00pm

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St Helens coach Mike Rush is acutely aware of the dangers posed by the Broncos as Saints prepare to host the Londoners on Friday night.

Despite languishing in the lower echelons of the Super League, Tony Rea's side arrive at Langtree Park on the back of three straight wins, including a 62-18 thumping of second-placed Challenge Cup winners Warrington a fortnight ago.

And Rush knows only too well that that in Luke Dorn and Craig Gower the Broncos have two of the league's in-form players.

"They had a good win over Castleford and played well against Warrington," he said. "They are scoring a lot of points especially from kicks.

"Dorn and Gower are playing well too and we will need to limit their space to make it difficult for them to play.

"But we are at home and have to concentrate on ourselves as well as squeezing them when they have the ball."

Intensity

Saints will be without Michael Shenton and Chris Flannery for the match but Jon Wilkin, Josh Jones and Ade Gardner have all been recalled to Rush's 19-man squad.

Rea has made three changes to his 19-man squad ahead of their trip north, with Chris Bailey out after picking up a hip injury and both Chris Melling and Michael Witt sidelined with calf injuries.

But the Broncos have been boosted by the return of second row Dan Sarginson, who has been recalled after more than a month out with an ankle injury.

"Dan has been very diligent in his rehab and got himself back for the final two games," said Rea. "He now needs to transfer that same energy into the game.

"It's been a productive week and we've worked hard in the break. We're looking to improve the intensity and performance on Friday."

Saints squad: Paul Wellens, Ade Gardner, Sia Soliola, Francis Meli, Lance Hohaia, Jonny Lomax, Josh Perry, James Roby, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Tony Puletua, Jon Wilkin, Anthony Laffranchi, Mark Flanagan, Paul Clough, Gary Wheeler, Andy Dixon, Lee Gaskell, Tommy Makinson, Josh Jones

Broncos squad: Luke Dorn, Jamie O'Callaghan, David Howell, Michael Robertson, Craig Gower, Antonio Kaufusi, Chad Randall, Mark Bryant, Tony Clubb, Julien Rinaldi, Olsi Krasniqi, Daniel Sarginson, Kieran Dixon, Ben Bolger, Omari Caro, Michael Channing, Scott Wheeldon, Will Lovell, Mike McMeeken

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Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalan Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
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