Henderson admits Leeds clash is London’s biggest in years

London Broncos head coach Andrew Henderson admits this afternoon’s clash with Leeds is the club’s biggest in years.

With one win out of two in the Qualifiers, the Broncos welcome the Super League champions to Ealing looking to strengthen their position at the top end of the ‘middle eight’.

And Henderson told TotalRL that the size of the game cannot be underestimated given the calibre of opposition heading to the capital.

“Absolutely, it’s the biggest game since I got here,” he said.

“The great thing for London is that we get to host this calibre of game again. It’s been a while since we hosted a Super League fixture.

“We’ll get Leeds down here and it will be great. We all know they’re a huge brand within the English game and a huge brand in the world of sport.

“They’re going to bring fantastic support to the ground and create a great atmosphere – it’ll be fantastic. It’s great we can offer our fans Super League-standard rugby again and give the people in the south the chance to watch it.”

And, speaking before the weekend’s games began, Henderson insisted his side still have a fighting shot of promotion in 2016.

“There’s five games to play, we’re sitting third so if we can jag a few results who knows if we can sneak up,” he said.

“It would be a fantastic story if we go up but even if we don’t, I think it’s been a great opportunity and experience for us.”