Henderson expecting strong Sheffield side in the capital

London Broncos put their loss against Leigh Centurions to one side and bounced back with an impressive 34-6 win over Dewsbury Rams last weekend.

Coach Andrew Henderson said: “It was a very strong performance against Dewsbury. We were dominant defensively and I think the players turned up with the right mentality. We did some good stuff with the ball and we scored some great tries. It was pleasing to bounce back with a result away from home.”

The Broncos have claimed two victories over Sheffield Eagles so far this season and Henderson is confident they can add a third today.

“Sheffield’s form has been very indifferent this season and they’ve certainly not performed to the levels expected,” he said.

“They’re in a relegation fight now and that makes teams desperate so they’re certainly going to come here with some energy and intent. We’ve got to turn up with the right attitude, make small improvements with the ball and maintain the defensive standards we displayed last week. If we do that this week, I’m confident we can get the two points.”

Iliess Macani may return for the Broncos after missing last week’s win against Dewsbury due to a knee injury.

Sheffield couldn’t capitalise on their win against Featherstone Rovers, when they welcomed Oldham last weekend, as they slipped to a 24-16 defeat.

They currently sit in ninth position on equal points with tenth place Oldham and just one point ahead of the Whitehaven in eleventh – and they could slip into the relegation zone by the end of today.