Championship preview: Leigh Centurions v London Broncos

Leigh Centurions finally got their season underway with a 48-18 win over Oldham and skipper Micky Higham is looking forward to the challenge of London Broncos this Sunday.

“London have made a decent start with two wins from two and we are looking for a good, solid performance against them,” he said.

“We are doing it tough and injuries are testing our squad strength. Tom Armstrong picked up a hand injury against Oldham and will be out for a few weeks and Andrew Dixon joined the injured list.

“I’m looking forward to the London game; it’s always great to play at the LSV and games like this, between two evenly matched sides, are the ones that as a player you want to play in.”

London Broncos trailed Swinton Lions 18-12 at half-time but an improved second-half performance saw them through to a 38-18 victory.

Coach Andrew Henderson said: “I was very, very pleased with the second half. We scored some really good tries and played with some tempo and managed to come over the top of them at the back end of the game.

“We’ve got to go to Leigh with a mentality that we can win and have to prepare accordingly. Leigh are a great side, they had a bit of a blip against Batley but they’re going to get better as the year goes on. It’s the same with our team. It’s early in the season and it’s just about picking up points.

“Leigh is going to be a tough ask for us on the road. We have to be ready and prepare with some intent and purpose this week and hopefully execute on the day and come away with the points.”

Centre Nathan Stapleton picked up a knee injury and is a doubt.