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Super League preview: London Broncos v Catalan Dragons

Last Updated: 28/03/13 7:26pm

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London Broncos have skipper Craig Gower back for their clash against the Catalans Dragons which has been switched to Esher RU club.

Scrum-half Gower missed the draw against Hull with a groin strain so the versatile Luke Dorn reverts to full-back in place of the injured Michael Robertson.

Threequarter Jamie O'Callaghan keeps his place in the 19-man squad after receiving a late call-up last week.

Catalan full-back Morgan Escare keeps his spot after his try-scoring debut in the win over Bradford.

Coach Laurent Frayssinous has also called up prop forward Antoni Maria in place of the injured Jamal Fakir and winger Frederic Vaccari is poised to make his first appearance of the season.

The game was moved to Esher Rugby Union club after the pitch at the Twickenham Stoop had been deemed unplayable after the Broncos and Hull FC game on Saturday.

"We have spent the last 24 hours to search for venues but with a busy schedule of football matches this weekend we have been severely limited in our choice of alternative venue," said chief executive Gus Mackay.

"We wanted to avoid backing up fixtures and we were keen for the team to maintain their momentum following the performances over Castleford Tigers and Hull FC.

"The ground at Esher has been approved by the RFL for this one-off game. We are grateful for the support from the RFL and for Esher Rugby Union Club for hosting us at short notice.

London Broncos head coach Tony Rea said: "The situation was explained to the players, and they were given the choice and they were unanimous with their support of playing the game at Esher."

London squad: Chris Bailey, Mark Bryant, Michael Channing, Tony Clubb, Liam Colbon, Matt Cook, Kieran Dixon, Luke Dorn, Ben Fisher, Craig Gower, Antonio Kaufusi, Olsi Krasniqi, Tommy Lee, Will Lovell, Jamie O'Callaghan, Chad Randall, Shane Rodney, Dan Sarginson, Michael Witt.

Catalans squad: Damien Blanch, Leon Pryce, Zeb Taia, Thomas Bosc, Olivier Elima, Ian Henderson, Rémi Casty, Steve Menzies, Louis Anderson, Antoni Maria, Eloi Pelissier, Kevin Larroyer, Daryl Millard, Mathias Pala, Mickael Simon, Julian Bousquet, Jason Baitieri, Frédéric Vaccari, Morgan Escaré.

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