London Broncos - Week 4 Preview

Article by Ross Taylor

The London Broncos go into this weekend's round of fixtures, hoping to make it 4 wins from 4. A strong start has included substantial victories over Featherstone and Barrow, either side of a shutout victory over Dewsbury. This weekend sees them go into a second consecutive 1st vs 2nd fixture, with Toronto making the long journey from Canada to Trailfinders, the Wolfpack hoping to continue their unbeaten start to their debut Championship season.

The Wolfpack are Rugby League's first transatlantic team, and have bold ambitions of achieving successive promotions, getting them to the Super League for the first time. So far, they are certainly living up to their own aspirations, having dominated League 1 last season and starting this season unbeaten. A stunning 34-12 victory away to recently relegated Leigh Centurions on the opening day shocked many in the Championship, and following a draw away to Barrow and a 14 point victory over Halifax, they will certainly hope that a win this weekend can take them another step towards their playoff aim.

London are certainly confident of being able to gain victory over Toronto this weekend. Whilst the victory over Featherstone was both scrappy and filled with handling errors, the 44-24 victory was comprehensive, with Maltese international Jarrod Sammut scoring 3 tries and kicking 7 goals, taking him to 4 tries and 17 goals on the season. James Cunningham was briefly knocked out after a strong challenge, but should be back for Sunday's fixture, leaving Head Coach Danny Ward in the enviable position of having what should be a full strength squad.

Elsewhere in the league, Batley host the Barrow Raiders, Swinton make the journey to Dewsbury, Featherstone are at home to Sheffield, and Rochdale Hornets are at home to Halifax. In the other cross-border fixture of the day, recently promototed Toulouse Olympique make the long journey to Leigh for the 1730 kick off, in a matchup that sees the two teams play each other for the first time.