London Broncos are being urged to cut out the errors when they host Whitehaven on Sunday in their second Championship game of the season.

Although the Broncos got off to a winning start at the weekend, beating Bradford Bulls 18-14 at Dewsbury, it was too close for comfort.

Coach Danny Ward said: “It was an ugly win. We knew it was going to be a tough game but we made it harder than it needed to be but saying that it was all credit to a very tough Bradford side.

“We made too many individual errors but at Dewsbury, in February, you will take two points all day long.”

The message from Whitehaven coach Gary Charlton to his troops will be similar as he looks for a better competition of sets, but he’s also looking for a bit more craft at the end of it.

“We did not ask enough questions against Swinton and that has to change. Defensively I didn’t think we were too bad considering Swinton had around 60 per cent of possession,” he said.

“But we have to give teams plenty to think about after completing our sets and that didn’t happen against Swinton. There again our competition rate wasn’t what it should be.”

Tom Wilkinson, in his second full season as a pro, was the top tackler against the Lions with 40 ahead of Marc Shackley (37) and Dion Aiye (35). Wilkinson was also joint-top (15) with Dave Thompson and Tom Walker when it came to carries.

Walker, on debut, was the official man of the match as he joined a select group of players who have represented Haven, Barrow and Workington.

Whitehaven’s team leave on Saturday for the capital and any travelling fans probably face their dearest match of the season.

The former Super League club are charging £25 admission with concessions and students £20 while youngsters, aged from six to 16 are £5.