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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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1 St Helens 22 34
2 Leeds Rhinos 22 32
3 Wigan Warriors 22 30
4 Castleford Tigers 22 30
5 Warrington Wolves 22 28
6 Huddersfield Giants 22 28
7 Catalan Dragons 22 23
8 Widnes Vikings 22 21
9 Hull K R 22 20
10 Wakefield Wildcats 22 19
11 Salford Red Devils 22 17
12 Hull FC 22 16
13 Bradford Bulls * 22 4
14 London Broncos 22 0
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Thursday 14th August
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