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  • Tetleys Challenge Cup
  • Fifth Round
  • 10th May 2013
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 1,237

Challenge Cup: Tony Rea full of praise for London Broncos forwards

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Challenge Cup: Tony Rea full of praise for London Broncos forwards

Tony Rea: Dominant forward effort delights Broncos coach

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London Broncos coach Tony Rea felt his side's 25-16 victory over Bradford in the Challenge Cup was mainly down to a dominant forward effort.

The Broncos overcame the loss of an early try to Jarrod Sammut with a powerful display, their front six taking the game to the Bulls going forward as well as in defence.

"I thought a lot of our victory was down to the forwards," Rea said. "They fronted up and took the game to Bradford and put us on the front foot.

"The middle blokes built the platform for us and that allows the players like Craig Gower and Michael Witt to do what they do.

"We stuck together and kept things tight and everybody worked really hard for each other. We have come through two difficult rounds in the cup now and it is not easy to get yourself into the last eight like we have."

Bradford coach Francis Cummins admitted his lack of options in the pack had not helped, adding: "We are a bit restricted on the playing front at the moment and we have got a few players in poor form.

"I thought everybody still tried really hard, but we kept coming up with silly errors. We just did not have enough quality.

"We started to roll them back at times but when we needed to show patience we didn't.

"Obviously everybody has dreams of doing well in the cup so we are all pretty disappointed. You can handle it if you play well and come up short but we didn't really so that is hard to take."

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