By Jacob Kilbride
Halifax RLFC will end their 2018 campaign with a trip to the capital to face London Broncos on Saturday evening (7:05pm kick-off).
The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Arena and will be the third meeting between the two sides this season.
After six straight losses in the Super 8s Qualifiers, Halifax will be desperate to finish the season on a high with an elusive win in the competition.
For London, victory could see them secure an automatic spot in Super League next season or fail to make a spot in the Million Pound Game, such is the small margins between the two sides.
Head to Head
London boast the better of the recent meetings between the two sides, having won five of their last seven matches against Halifax.
On home soil, the Broncos are particularly strong. They’ve beaten Salford and Toulouse already at the Trailfinders and haven’t been beaten by Fax at home since 2003 - with Richard Marshall part of the Broncos’ side that afternoon.
Halifax will take confidence from their 26-16 triumph at the MBi Shay Stadium back in April though, their most recent win over London.
Halifax welcome Curtis Davies into the 19-man squad following a string of impressive displays for the Reserve grade by the hooker.
Shane Grady and Sion Jones miss out after suffering injuries against Leeds whilst Simon Grix (head), Ed Barber (knee), Harry Kidd (ACL) and Jordan Baldwinson (knee) remain sidelined.
James Saltonstall and Frazer Morris return for Halifax.
London Broncos: Sadiq Adebiyi, Michael Channing, Matt Davis, Ben Evans, Ben Hellwell, Mark Ioane, Jay Pitts, Mark Spencer, Rhys Williams, Eddie Battye, Kieran Dixon, Matty Gee, Daniel Hindmarsh, Elliot Kear, Eloi Pelissier, Jarrod Sammut, Alex Walker
Halifax RLFC: Chester Butler, Liam Cooper, Connor Davies, Curtis Davies, Brandon Douglas, Jacob Fairbank, Dan Fleming, Ben Heaton, Ben Johnston, Ben Kaye, Brandon Moore, Frazer Morris, Kieren Moss, Scott Murrell (C), James Saltonstall, Will Sharp, Adam Tangata, Steve Tyrer, James Woodburn-Hall