London v Leeds

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01 September 2019 - Written by beteasy

This is the first of three cup finals for London going into the business end of the season. A win for Leeds will see them all but safe from relegation whilst a London victory will drag the Rhinos straight back into the dogfight at the bottom once more.

The Broncos have won two of their last four, including a superb 17-4 triumph at Catalans. Leeds, on the other hand, have won two or their last three fixtures to climb up to eighth.

London’s victory over Leeds in March was by just two points as was the reverse fixture in May this time in Leeds’ favour. So, if these results are anything to go by, neutrals are in for a cracker.

London boss Danny Ward makes one change from the squad that beat Catalans two weeks ago as Rob Butler returns to the side in place of Daniel Hindmarsh. Mikolaj Oledzki and Jamie Jones-Buchanan – who is in contention to make his first appearance since the start of May – return for Richard Agar’s side, though Brad Singleton is sitting out the second of his two-game suspension.

Though head coach Danny Ward has worked miracles with the capital side throughout 2019, Leeds’ pick up in form suggests that they could be too much for the Broncos. But, as shown against St Helens and Wigan, London have the ability to shock any side in the competition and Leeds will have to be on their game. LEEDS FOR THE WIN

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