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Broncos want green, green (synthetic) grass of home to trip up Halifax

Ealing side coach plots fourth out of five games victory over tough side from Yorkshire following heartening win over Workington

Back: Wes Naiqama

After winning in a mud bath up in Cumbria last week, London Broncos are glad to get back to their 3G pitch at Vallis Way on Sunday when they take on Halifax (ko 3pm).

Coach Andrew Henderson said their 16-13 victory over Workington Town was ugly but it means they now have won three of their first four games and lie third in the table.

“We weren’t very good with the ball,” he said, “but defensively I thought we were very, very good, we had a good attitude and are working hard for each other.

"It was an important win for us because it’s the first time we’ve won in Cumbria.

Looking ahead to the visit of Halifax he added: “I know (Halifax coach) Richard Marshall will have his troops ready this week, they play an exciting brand of Rugby League, an up tempo, quick game.

“They are going to challenge us defensively in ways other teams haven’t done. We’re going to have to be even better defensively than we have been in recent weeks. They’ve got some quality players throughout their team and some real threats across the park.

“We’re going to have to be very, very good this week. We need to keep riding this momentum and I’m sure it’s going to be an exciting game."

Back rower Alex Foster will be available for selection this week, as will skipper Wes Naiqama and prop Jamie Thackray.

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