London Broncos captain Matt Cook says the players will not throw in the towel as they continue to struggle in the Super League

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London Broncos have the worst defensive record in the Super League and have been beaten in all six matches this season. But captain Matt Cook is defiant: “We will never throw in the towel,” he says.

Broncos’ heavy 54-6 defeat to Leeds Rhinos means the club are only being kept off the bottom of the table by Bradford Bulls’ six-point deduction for entering administration.

Many people have stated that relegation looks inevitable for the Broncos but Cook says the players will not roll over.

"A few more games and we'll start challenging and hopefully start picking up some points but we'll take a lot of lessons from the game (against Leeds),” he told the club website.

“We will never throw in the towel, we don't want to get relegated we're here to compete and shock people in the long run. It's only round six and there's a long way to go."

Against Leeds, Ryan Hall grabbed a first half hat-trick of tries and further scores from Brad Singleton, Mitch Achurch and Ben Jones-Bishop put Rhinos 34-0 in front at the interval.

Zak Hardaker added a sixth try, which he converted, before Mason Caton-Brown went over for Broncos.

Kallum Watkins went over for Leeds and Jones-Bishop touched down for his second try of the contest.

Rob Burrow crossed to complete the rout and Broncos have conceded 281 points in their six games this season.

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