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London Broncos

  • Caton-Brown (2), Mataitonga, Solomona,
    Goals: Drinkwater (3),
22 - 28

Catalans Dragons

  • Taia, Duport, Barthau, Pelissier, Oldfield,
    Goals: Bosc (4),
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Last updated: 19th April 2014  

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London Broncos will be hoping Easter provides them the present of a first win of the season - but to achieve that they will have to upset a Catalan Dragons side beginning to find some form.

The struggling Broncos have already been beaten by their next opponents this year, the Dragons knocking them out of the Tetley's Challenge Cup in March.

However, there were some promising signs for head coach Tony Rea in the loss to Wigan last time out. He saw his side take an early 10-0 lead before eventually going down 36-14 to the reigning Super League champions.

Now they return to home soil in Barnet determined to break their duck in 2014, particularly as they lost all three meetings with Les Catalans last year.

"We've been away for a couple of weeks so the guys are looking forward to playing at home," Rea told the club's website. "We're excited about being in London and it would be nice to see some decent support behind us."

The hosts welcome back James Duckworth after the winger recovered from a hamstring problem, allowing him to take the place of the injured Jamie O'Callaghan.

Nick Slyney also returns after serving a one-match suspension with Mike Bishay making way in the 19-man squad.

Building Dragons

The Dragons, meanwhile, make the trip to London looking to build on their 42-20 triumph over Widnes last time out. It was their third straight win in Perpignan and lifted them away from the relegation places.

Daryl Millard and Damien Cardace both picked up injuries in the win over the Vikings and will not feature at the Hive Stadium.

Antoni Maria and Mathias Pala are selected instead by coach Laurent Frayssinous, who is still unable to call upon the services of Scott Dureau, Brent Webb and Ian Henderson.

Louis Anderson is also sidelined, though the Dragons will hope to have their numbers bolstered for the home game with Hull KR on Monday.

London Broncos: Caton-Brown, Cook, Cunningham, Drinkwater, Duckworth, Farrar, Foster, Greenwood, Krasniqi, Macani, Mataitonga, McMeeken, Minns, Moore, Slyney, Solomona, Vea, Wallace, Woodburn-Hall.

Catalan Dragons: Escare, Pryce, Pomeroy, Oldfield, Bosc, Elima, Lima, Taia, Mounis, Maria, Pelissier, Whitehead, Pala, Bousquet, Paea, Baitieri, Duport, Garcia, Guasch.

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First Utility Super League Table - March 1 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Catalans Dragons 3 4
4 Warrington Wolves 3 4
5 Wakefield Wildcats 3 4
6 Widnes Vikings 3 3
7 Wigan Warriors 3 3
8 Hull FC 3 2
9 Hull K R 3 2
10 Salford Red Devils 3 2
11 Castleford Tigers 3 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
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Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield Wildcats 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
Sunday 8th March
15:00Warrington Wolves vs Hull K R
Thursday 12th March
20:00Huddersfield vs Castleford
Friday 13th March
20:00Warrington vs Leeds
20:00Wigan vs Hull
20:00Widnes Vikings vs St Helens

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