Harlequins RL face Championship 1 side Gateshead Thunder tonight in the 4th Round of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.
It's been a tough start to the Co-Operative Championship 1 season for Gateshead Thunder. They have only picked up 2 points from the opening 7 fixtures but they are improving all the time. Although they have been on the receiving end of some big defeats they have shown that they are capable of competing with some of the best teams in the division.
Thunder are still rebuilding after a tough couple of years, but they are determined to make rugby league and Gateshead Thunder a success.
Tonight's game is the first between the two clubs in their current identities. Their only previous meeting in the North East was during Super League IV, a 28-22 away win for London Broncos over the original Gateshead Thunder on 15 August, 1999.
Former London Broncos player Shaun Edwards presented the squad with their Tetley's Challenge Cup shirts ahead of their 4th round clash with Featherstone Rovers. Shaun talks about his fond memories of the Broncos, the '99 Challenge Cup final and how he still watches out for the club.
London Broncos announced that following a successful sponsorship during the 2012 season the Club had extended its sponsorship agreement for a further two years with their Main Sponsor, Selco Builders Warehouse. We spoke to club Chief Executive Gus Mackay at the launch.
As he comes to the end of his first month with the Broncos, we caught up with Scott Wheeldon to see how he was finding life in the capital and to get his thoughts ahead of this weekend's fixture with Wakefield.
The Broncos slumped to their biggest defeat of the season and simply couldn't contain a red hot Wigan side as they ran riot at The Stoop. There were hat-tricks for Sam Tomkins, Josh Charnley and Pat Richards as the Warriors dominated the game from start to finish.