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27/07/13 - CCSF - London Broncos v Wigan Warriors - KO 5pm (BBC2)

Which of these semi finalists will make it to Wembley?   28 members have voted

  1. 1. Which of these semi finalists will make it to Wembley?

    • London Broncos by 13 points or more.
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    • London Broncos by 7-12 points.
      1
    • London Broncos by 1-6 points.
      2
    • Wigan Warriors by 1-6 points.
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    • Wigan Warriors by 7-12 points.
      2
    • Wigan Warriors by 13 points or more.
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I know I'm stating the obvious but it's big blow with both Witt and especially Clubb out. I think we needed all of our top players back and on top form to cause an upset. At least Robertson and Jamie Soward are back.

Bearing in mind his recent comments I`m not sure Clubby was ever likely to play in this to be fair.

That said if he was fit and called upon I think he would have given 100%.

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Will be driving up tommorrow for this. Now we all know what the result is likely to be but Im banking on our lads 

including some of the imports who should have produced more during there stay busting a gut tommorow.

If they can perform and Wigan take us for granted, well you never know. Good to see the likes of Cook back.

He gets through a shed load of work.Here`s hoping the rest do.

 

As ever with Broncos though in recent years your always hoping to see a real contest, and thus should we be defeated

lets at least go down having had a damned good go.   

 

Looking forward to it whatever including the "starters" of Leigh East v Elland at 1400.

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Will be driving up tommorrow for this. Now we all know what the result is likely to be but Im banking on our lads 

including some of the imports who should have produced more during there stay busting a gut tommorow.

If they can perform and Wigan take us for granted, well you never know. Good to see the likes of Cook back.

He gets through a shed load of work.Here`s hoping the rest do.

 

As ever with Broncos though in recent years your always hoping to see a real contest, and thus should we be defeated

lets at least go down having had a damned good go.   

 

Looking forward to it whatever including the "starters" of Leigh East v Elland at 1400.

 

Ditto

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Melling ready for Challenge Cup showdown

London Broncos player Chris Melling says matches against his home-town club Wigan Warriors are always special but that tomorrow’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final at Leigh Sports Village (5.00pm) will be something else.
The 28-year-old former full-back turned back row began his career with the Warriors, coming through their Academy system before making his Super League debut in 2004. He joined the Broncos in 2007 where has been a regular ever since, becoming one of the club’s longest-serving players.
As a youngster growing up in Ashton-in-Makerfield near Wigan and following the Warriors, he knows just how special the Challenge Cup is and what playing in a final would mean.
“Every year you play the game, you want to be playing in finals and that’s what you aspire to,” said Melling. “At the start of the season we set ourselves a target of hitting the heights. We’ve now got 80 minutes on Saturday to achieve that dream.
“Games against Wigan are always special for me. In some ways it’s just another game but at the same time there’s that wanting to get one over on your ex-team mates and the club that released you.
“There’s always a great camaraderie between ex-team mates and friends. It will be more special than if we were playing someone else but at the same time it’s the semi-final of the Challenge Cup and the recognition that competition brings is unbelievable.
“This is 80 minutes, a one-off game, and we know anything can happen. Whoever turns up on Saturday in the right frame of mind having put everything in place throughout the week will be the team that gets the result.
“That’s what we’re aiming to do.”
The London club have struggled to attain any tangible success in recent seasons but Melling believes that an appearance at Wembley would give the Broncos, and the game in the South, a massive boost.
“League positions over the last few years have been disappointing,” he said. “Performances haven’t matched up to expectations and for the players and staff - that hurts.
“We’ve got the opportunity to re-write the history books now and give ourselves a bit of a legacy for players to look back on in 10 to 15 years’ time. This is a great opportunity for everyone involved in the club.
“I’ve spent the majority of my professional career here and seen first-hand the development of the junior game down here and the number of kids playing the game. Success for the team in London would be a massive milestone to help that development.
“More and more kids are buying into the game. If as a team we can deliver results and give them success, they’re going to buy into it even more.”

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Just wondered is their a reason why both semi finals kick off at tea time? As BBC normally televise the satday games around 2/3.

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Just wondered is their a reason why both semi finals kick off at tea time? As BBC normally televise the satday games around 2/3.

Its ok I've found out why. Competing with athletics and F1.

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Will be driving up tommorrow for this. Now we all know what the result is likely to be but Im banking on our lads

including some of the imports who should have produced more during there stay busting a gut tommorow.

If they can perform and Wigan take us for granted, well you never know. Good to see the likes of Cook back.

He gets through a shed load of work.Here`s hoping the rest do.

As ever with Broncos though in recent years your always hoping to see a real contest, and thus should we be defeated

lets at least go down having had a damned good go.

Looking forward to it whatever including the "starters" of Leigh East v Elland at 1400.

Good luck. Safe journey.

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There's a lot of noise coming from the broncos camp. It's all positive and they seem in confident mood. This is the biggest game of some of these players careers... Can the same be said about the warriors! C'mon Broncos.

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There's a lot of noise coming from the broncos camp. It's all positive and they seem in confident mood. This is the biggest game of some of these players careers... Can the same be said about the warriors! C'mon Broncos.

 

  ABSOLUTELY !!!!

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I hope London pull off a miracle ;) May I remind the Wigan brethren, slagging off Leigh in your posts = off Chrimbo card list for life Talk about RL not MY TOWN

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I am excited about this match now. I hope we are not all deflated after about 25 mins as Wigan run riot.

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Im betting on a narrow Broncos victory followed by a win at Wembly. This would ideally be followed by a made for TV drama documenting their journey to the final Dodgeball style :)

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Argh, just saw the Wigan team and it looks like a mauling could well be on the cards for London.

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At least we can now talk about the game not the venue. As a Wigan fan who wears a Broncos shirt in the gym (yes, amazing, isn't it... the gym not the shirt) I want to see Broncos make a game of it.

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What is the music that the BBC use to introduce the Challenge Cup? I have heard it at several venues in various sports and love hearing it but  don't know the name.

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Soft error from London on first set.. textbook Broncos.

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What do you reckon the tv audience is?

Like the man says, watch the game.

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Too many errors by broncos, just what we didn't need to do. Need to limit these from now on.

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