Championship preview: Halifax v London Broncos

Halifax had an impressive 46-16 win at Dewsbury Rams last week which pleased coach Richard Marshall. “We did well last week, I thought were class on the day,” he said. “On paper it looked easier than it was. It was a tough battle but we pulled away at the end. Scott Murrell had a really good game and led us around the park really well. We scored some nice tries and made a few line breaks as well, which was encouraging.

“The game on Saturday is important in terms of where we’re going to finish and where London will finish. We’re in form and London are as well. Ever since they beat Leigh a couple of weeks ago they’ve kicked on. But we have as well; we’ve won four away games on the bounce. Although on paper we’ve playing at home on Saturday, we’re actually playing at Keighley, so we’re away again really!”

Centre Stephen Tyrer is a doubt with a hand injury but prop Adam Robinson returns to the squad.

Andrew Henderson, the London Broncos coach, declared himself very happy with his team’s recent form: “It’s been a pretty good month,” he said. “Five wins out of six games has really turned our season around. Six games ago it was a pretty dark and gloomy place, we didn’t know where the next win was going to come from.

“Fortunately, we’ve managed to come together as a group and turn things around very quickly and now we’ve given ourselves a chance to get something out of this season. Hopefully that form will continue but we’re coming to a massive game this week against Halifax, who themselves have hit some form in recent weeks and are playing some really good rugby.

“We know we’re going to have our work cut out on Saturday night and need to deliver our best performance of the season if we’re going to come away with the two points. In terms of outcome for the season, this game can play an important part in where either team finishes this year.”

Second row Daniel Harrison could be out for up to 12 weeks with a medial collateral ligament injury while prop Ergon Dollapi has a foot injury.