London Broncos play their last Super League game at The Hive on Saturday against Bradford Bulls in a taster of what is to come next season, writes Dave Lawrenson.
The Bulls, having also been relegated, will join the Broncos next season in The Championship, and there is only pride at stake in the fixture.
However, the majority of the Broncos quad will be leaving so they will certainly want to go out on a winning note.
They lost 58-26 at Salford on Sunday but there were positives to be taken out of the game with youngsters Jon Wallace and Oscar Thomas performing well and yet another home-grown product, forward Toby Everett, making his Super League debut.
Chairman David Hughes said: “Although the results have been disappointing this year, we’ve been blooding our youngsters and that can only augur well for next season.
“We continue to build for 2015 and have all but assembled our new squad, with more of those signings likely to be announced soon.”
Head coach Joey Grima has his full complement of coaching and backroom staff in place for the coming season so, unlike last year, they will be fully prepared and ready to commence a full pre-season on November 3.
All the players will be full-time and, given the new system for promotion and relegation the Rugby Football League have introduced between Super League and The Championship, the Broncos will be looking to bounce back to the top flight at the first attempt.