London Broncos prepare to tame the Warrington Wolves

Luke Dorn: A scorer last season over this weekend's opponents Warrington Wolves

Luke Dorn: A scorer last season over this weekend's opponents Warrington Wolves

First published in Rugby League

By Tom Hayward

The London Broncos return to Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium this Saturday (kick off 3pm) to take on reigning Challenge Cup holders and Super League runners up, Warrington Wolves.

The Broncos return to the home of Gillingham FC, for the first 'On the Road' fixture since last May, in search of their first Super League win since beating St. Helens, 21-14, in late April.

Meanwhile the Wolves, who currently sit third in the Super League table, are on a run of form that has seen them win five of their last six Super League outings.

In the return fixture earlier this season a Kieran Dixon hat-trick was in vain as the Broncos suffered a 54-20 defeat despite only trailing the Wolves 22-14 at the break.

Nevertheless the two sides hold a very even head-to-head record in the Super League era with the Broncos winning 17 and the Wolves 21 of their 38 meetings.

One of those 17 Broncos victories came when the Wolves traveled south last season, with Luke Dorn's four tries and an 18 point haul from Craig Gower carrying the Broncos to an emphatic 62-18 victory.

Despite a late Castleford Tigers rally which led to a 30-30 draw last weekend at The Stoop, the Broncos will be full of confidence having dominated the in-form Tigers for 70 minutes.

Former West London Sharks youngster, Mike Bishay, made his Super League debut in that fixture and had a very impressive 50 minute performance off the bench.

That result means that the Broncos are now only one point behind 13th placed Salford City Reds.

However a victory over the Wolves and a Wakefield win against the City Reds would see the Broncos leapfrog them in the table.

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