Championship preview: Dewsbury v London

A fine second half performance gave Dewsbury Rams victory over Featherstone Roves last week. Coach Glenn Morrison said: “We weren’t allowed to do our own thing in the first half but we spoke at half –time about sticking to the game plan and if we got 50 per cent of the ball we thought we could win it. They did very well and I was very pleased with them.

“We’ve now got to do it for 80 minutes in every game because we know how good we can be. This week is the same as last week in that it’s a must-win for us to keep in the mix. It’s going to be tough. We beat them up here in a friendly and we won down in London so we’ve had a couple of good results against them but they’ve got some new players in and have been playing some good rugby so I think they’ll be very tough to beat.”

Second row Luke Adamson is likely to miss the game due to a head injury.

London Broncos coach Andrew Henderson said: “It was good to get back to winning ways against Whitehaven. We played some really good rugby at times and improved in certain areas of our game that we were poor in against Halifax the week before.

“There were a lot of positives but again still some areas of our game that we let ourselves down in but overall I was pretty pleased with the performance.

“I’m hoping that Dewsbury don’t prove to be our bogey team. We met them in a pre-season friendly and they did a job on us. Then they came to our place in the first half of the season and managed to grind out a result.

“The team’s drastically different to what it was then. I think we’ve improved in a lot of areas and Dewsbury have too. That was a fantastic result for them last week against Featherstone.

“I think Glenn Morrison will admit that his side’s been a little bit inconsistent so that was an important result for them. It will make for an interesting contest on Sunday.”

Second row Rhys Lovegrove, who came off with a concussion last week, is the only doubt.