Rea: Win so crucial for Broncos

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Coach Tony Rea claimed London Broncos’ first Super League victory in more than four months was vital, not just to team morale, but in his club’s quest for survival.

The Broncos, bottom of the table and so far without a ground for next season, ended a long losing streak dating back to April 27th with their 20-10 win over Bradford - their first victory at Odsal since 2009.

Rea said: “It was important, it was gutsy and we’ve stuck together as a group for a long time and it got us rewards today.

“It certainly helps our cause - it lifts everyone at the club and keeps everyone enthused about what we are doing.”

Rea hopes the uncertain future at the club will become clearer in a matter of days rather than weeks, and spoke about the difficulty keeping off-field doubts and on-field matters apart.

He added: “We can’t separate the two because it’s a reality - and we haven’t always differentiated very well between them at times.”

The victory, and Salford’s loss at Castleford, keeps London’s hopes of avoiding the wooden spoon alive, with just a point now separating the two teams with one game remaining.