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Super League preview: London Broncos v Leeds Rhinos

By Sam Drury   Last updated: 1st August 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

LEAGUE Tony Rea Super League Rugby London Broncos

Tony Rea: Has called on his Broncos side to show some pride when the Champions come to London

RUGBY LEAGUE SUPER LEAGUE HEADINGLEY STADIUM Ryan Bailey Leeds Rhinos

Ryan Bailey: Returns to the Leeds squad for the trip to the Twickenham Stoop

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Leeds travel to London Broncos on Thursday for what promises to be an emotional occasion. The match is the first the Rhinos have played since their Challenge Cup winning former coach Graham Murray passed away on Sunday.

The 1999 Challenge Cup win under Murray was Leeds' last and it was the Broncos who they beat in the final that year at Wembley.

The game at the Stoop could also be a significant one in Kevin Sinfield's career. The England captain is on 499 career appearances and if he features in the capital he will celebrate his 500th match since making his debut for Leeds back in 1997.

Neither side can move up in the table but the Broncos will hope to close the gap on Salford at the bottom of the table while fourth-placed Leeds could move to within three points of leaders Huddersfield with a win.

The hosts make just one change from the squad for Saturday's humiliating Challenge Cup semi-final defeat with one loanee replacing another, Ryan Shaw comes in for Rhodri Lloyd who misses out with a knee injury.

Pride

Coach Tony Rea has called on his players to respond in a positive manner against Leeds and put the 70-0 mauling by Wigan behind them.

"The team need to restore some pride in the shirt and themselves in a game against the champions. This game represents a challenge that they need to stand up to," he said.

Brian McDermott's men welcome back Kallum Watkins and Ryan Bailey meanwhile, who return after ankle and thumb injuries respectively. Thomas Minns and Brad Singleton are the players to miss out.

The Rhinos players will also wear black armbands as a mark of respect for Murray.

London Broncos: Bryant, Colbon, Cook, Dorn, Fairbank, Fisher, Kaufusi, Lee, Krasniqi, Melling, McMeeken, O'Callaghan, Robertson, Rodney, Sarginson, Shaw, Soward, Woodburn-Hall, Wheeldon.

Leeds Rhinos: Hardaker, Jones-Bishop, Watkins, Moon, Hall, Burrow, Leuluai, Peacock, Ablett, Sinfield, Delaney, Bailey, Kirke, Clarkson, Moore, Keinhorst, Sutcliffe, Foster, Duckworth.

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 27 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Warrington Wolves 2 4
5 Wigan Warriors 2 3
6 Hull FC 2 2
7 Catalans Dragons 2 2
8 Widnes Vikings 2 1
9 Castleford Tigers 3 0
10 Hull K R 2 0
11 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
12 Salford Red Devils 2 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
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Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
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Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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