The Centurions are set to host London Broncos for their first clash of the season, as the two meet in the Ninth Round of the Betfred Championship. The match will take place at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday 24th March, kicking off at 3pm with live coverage being shown by OurLeague.

The visitors travel looking to register their first win of the season, picking up a solitary point in a 18-18 draw against Barrow Raiders. Leigh on the other hand, are looking to preserve their unbeaten record at home and record their ninth win in a row – seven of which have come in the Betfred Championship.

LAST TIME OUT:

You have to travel back almost four years since the two sides met in a competitive game. The Centurions came out 40-30 victors in a tightly ran affair with six different scorers crossed the whitewash that day, including a double for Craig Hall. Current players, Mark Ioane, Kieran Dixon, and Ben Reynolds all featured in the match, the latter registering six conversions to secure the points on the road.

Highlights of that game can be watched below, courtesy of the Broncos:

COACHES QUOTES:

Adrian Lam told us that despite their league position, the Broncos shouldn’t be underestimated:

“I’ve previewed London in video and the last two weeks they’ve been really good. They’ve signed some new players and have been unlucky in the majority of their games this year. We have to have respect for them as a team.”

In terms of his own team, he is happy with the progress the side is making towards his vision of play – but still have some areas of improvement before they become the finished article:

“In general, I am happy with how our defence is coming along. On the flip side, we’re not quite where I want us to be in terms of our attack at the moment – but that aspect is usually the last thing to fall into place.”

SQUAD UPDATE:

Fresh off his debut on Good Friday, Kai O’Donnell is set to make his home debut for the Centurions. Despite a couple of players carrying slight knocks, the squad should be relatively unchanged from the Widnes victory last time out.

Props Chris Green and Mark Ioane remain side-lined with their respective injuries. The latter, however, made his return to the grass as he looks to step up his rehabilitation. Winger Kieran Dixon will also be unavailable having joined Widnes on a two-week loan.

REFEREE:

The man leading the officiating team for this one will be referee, Liam Moore. Moore’s last game in charge of a Centurions fixture came last season, as Huddersfield beat Leigh 36-18 at Leigh Sports Village.

TICKETS:

You can still get your tickets for Sunday’s match by clicking here.

The game will be broadcast live on OurLeague also. You can purchase your viewing pass for an early bird rate of £4.95 now by clicking here!