Ward aware of enormity of Leigh clash as London eye up breathing space

London coach Danny Ward admits that, try as they might to avoid it, the Broncos are fully aware of the enormity of Sunday’s mouthwatering clash with Leigh Centurions.

In arguably the game of the weekend across all three divisions, the fourth-placed Broncos entertain the Centurions with potentially huge ramifications for the race for the Qualifiers.

A London win would open up a four-point gap over Leigh, while if the Centurions prevail in Ealing, they would move level with the Broncos.

And Ward told TotalRL: “We’re trying not to look at the league table, but the reality is that we know it would open that space up – we’re not daft.

“We know what it means to the league table; it’s a big game for them as they won’t be wanting to lose many more after their start. Hopefully it’ll be a cracker though.”

It is the third time in just over a month the two sides have met, with Leigh winning in both the league and the cup during that period. And Ward said: “It’s a big game. It feels like we’re playing them every week at the minute and they’ve been doing a good job on us.

“They’re very good; we know it’ll be tough. But we’re fully focussed on delivering the performance we know we’re capable of against them.”