LEIGH Centurions' bid to take over the ailing London Broncos and move up into Super League looks doomed to failure.

Super League clubs last night unanimously declared their opposition to relocate the Broncos outside the capital.

The Broncos' future is threatened by the Virgin Group's decision to pull out the vast majority of their financial support and the uncertainty over where London's landlords at Charlton Athletic will take over the running of the club.

Leigh last week declared that they wanted to buy Virgin's 80 per cent shareholding but Super League clubs will now not allow that to happen.

"The clubs have rejected the idea of transferring London's membership to Leigh or any other northern club," says Super League spokesman, Andrew Whitelam.

"Any such application would be viewed unfavourably. The clubs also agreed to support the Broncos' efforts to remain in London."