2018 London Broncos season

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2018 London Broncos season
2018 RFL Championship Rank 2nd
Play-off result Promoted to Super League via Million Pound Game
Challenge Cup Fifth Round
2018 record Wins: 22; Draws: 1; Losses: 10
Points scored For: 1,094; Against: 649
Team information
Chairman David Hughes
Head Coach Danny Ward
Captain
Stadium Trailfinders Sports Ground
Avg. Attend. 962
High. Attend. 1,904 vs. Leeds Rhinos 19/08/2018
Top scorers
Tries Kieran Dixon - 26
Goals Jarrod Sammut - 114
Points Jarrod Sammut - 316
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Kieran Dixon
Kieran Dixon, leading try scorer as the Broncos returned to the top flight
Jarrod Sammut
Jarrod Sammut, leading points scorer, and his two goals secured MPG victory

This article details the London Broncos 2018 season, their fourth consecutive season out of the Super League and the third campaign since moving to Ealing and the Trailfinders Sports Ground. The Broncos competed in both the Betfred Championship and the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, and the on-field season ended in a dramatic conclusion with promotion to English Rugby League's top flight, Super League for 2019 with victory in the Million Pound Game.

Season review[edit]

January 2018[edit]

Pre-season preparations conclude with two away fixtures, a close victory at Betfred Championship 1 side, Doncaster RLFC 22-16 in freezing snowy conditions, followed by a narrow 18-24 loss at Betfred Super League outfit, Hull Kingston Rovers.

February 2018[edit]

The Broncos begin the sponsored Betfred Championship season in fine style by winning their opening four fixtures, three of them at home.

Barrow Raiders are dispatched 56-12 on the season's opening day following a masterful man of the match display by James Meadows on debut, and following a hard fought 12-0 away success at Dewsbury Rams, Eddie Battye and Jarrod Sammut the try scorers, two further home victories over traditional rivals, Featherstone Rovers and the much fancied Toronto Wolfpack see the London based outfit top the early season table.

March 2018[edit]

The month begins in freezing conditions, courtesy of the Beast from the East, which results in the Broncos' Round 5 fixture at Sheffield Eagles being postponed on 4th March.

The Broncos record a fifth straight championship victory the following weekend however, defeating Batley Bulldogs 68-12 in a twelve try blitz at Trailfinders Sports Ground in front of a crowd of 1, 200. Kieran Dixon bags four tries, and there are braces for Api Pewhairangi and Rhys Williams.

The Broncos commence their Ladbrokes Challenge Cup campaign seven days later with a long trip to Betfred Championship 1 club, Workington Town, and a close encounter sees the Londoners emerge victorious 22-20, Rhys Williams repeats the feat of seven days previous with a try double, and Api Pewhairangi and Tom Spencer also cross the chalk line for Danny Ward's side.

The midweek Ladbrokes Challenge Cup draw pits the Broncos with a tough looking trip to a revitalised Leigh Centurions, the former Betfred Super League outfit recovering form after an inauspicious start to life back in the Betfred Championship.

The last Sunday of the month has the Broncos travelling north to Heywood Road, home of struggling Swinton Lions and the visitors record a thumping 64-18 win to reassert their authority at the top of the championship table. The twelve try rout sees a hat-trick for Alex Walker and doubles for Kieran Dixon and James Cunningham. James Meadows, Will Lovell and Lewis Bienek also grab four-pointers to further emphasis the growing influence of the London produced players while Tom Spencer and Ben Hellewell complete the scoring.

Good Friday sees the visit of Sylvain Houles' Toulouse Olympique, and despite an early score by captain, Jay Pitts, the hosts struggle in the extremely wet conditions and subside to a first league defeat of the campaign, the French side running out easy 36-16 victors.

April 2018[edit]

In a precursor to the upcoming 5th round Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie later in the month the Broncos complete their Easter programme at Leigh Centurions. A hard fought encounter on Bank Holiday Monday in front of 3, 328 sees Danny Ward's men just come up short, tries from Elliot Kear, James Cunningham and Matty Gee not enough to prevent a second defeat inside four days as the improving hosts record a fourth straight championship victory.

Another tough day at the office ensued six days later, as a trip to Halifax R.L.F.C. results in a third defeat in as many games, the Broncos unable to take advantage of the hosts twice being reduced to 12 men in a feisty encounter, eventually losing 16-26 to Richard Marshall's Shaymen.

The Broncos in need of a return to winning ways, travelled to Rochdale Hornets on the following Friday and returned south with two valuable points. Kieran Dixon led the way with a treble added to by a Sadiq Adebiyi brace, scores sufficient to see the Broncos victorious 30-15 on an extremely wet evening at the Crown Oil Arena.

A return to Lancashire and the Leigh Centurions the following weekend proves less fruitful, a below par performance ends with the Londoners crashing out of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup 0-40.

The month is completed with a comfortable eleven try home win over lowly Dewsbury Rams, the mercurial Jarrod Sammut contributing 29 points, three tries and ten goals in a 64-6 success.

May 2018[edit]

The early May Bank holiday weekend has the Broncos play host to familiar foes, in the shape of Leigh Centurions, and despite a fantastic effort in sweltering conditions the home side fall to a third defeat to Kieron Purtill's team inside five weeks. An absorbing encounter in front of a season's best crowd to date of 1, 340 has the spectators on the edge of their seats, tries from Rhys Williams, Alex Walker, Matty Gee, James Meadows and Sadiq Adebiyi not quite enough to prevent a 30-40 reverse and a slide to fourth place in the Betfred Championship table.

The next two weekend's see the Broncos rack up 112 points in two victories over Sheffield Eagles, the first, the postponed Round 5 fixture. The month ends with a first defeat at the Summer Bash as Toulouse Olympique again prove too strong for the Broncos who lose 28-40 in sunny Blackpool, despite tries from Jarrod Sammut, captain Jay Pitts, Ben Evans and two from Rhys Williams.

June 2018[edit]

With a week off due to the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-finals the Broncos have time to re-group, ahead of their first ever trans-atlantic fixture at Betfred Championship leaders, Toronto Wolfpack. The hosts, backed by a crowd of 7, 384 are intent on avenging their only league defeat of the season back in February, and prove difficult opponents, tries from Jarrod Sammut and Elliot Kear unable to prevent a 12-32 loss, a result that sees the Broncos drop out of the top four.

Lowly Rochdale Hornets and Swinton Lions visit Trailfinders Sports Ground before month end, and Danny Ward's team regain their form with two impressive victories, a regular season's best 68-0 against the former, and an equally convincing 58-22 over the latter.

July 2018[edit]

The race for the top four is as red hot as the 2018 British Isles Heat Wave, and the competition remains fierce with six teams firmly in the hunt ahead of the last five fixtures. Toronto Wolfpack are seemingly secure at the head of the table, but the other five clubs, Toulouse Olympique, Featherstone Rovers, Halifax R.L.F.C., Leigh Centurions and the Broncos all hold genuine aspirations of securing a place in the Super League Qualifiers ahead of the mid-season break.

The Londoners, with a tough looking run-in, remain firmly in contention in fifth place and continue their charge with a 38-16 triumph at Batley Bulldogs, a brace from Rhys Williams, and further efforts from Api Pewhairangi, Matty Gee, Jay Pitts and Kieran Dixon enough to secure the points against Matt Diskin's side.

A third match up of the campaign against Toulouse Olympique sees the teams share forty points. In temperatures reaching 33c the Broncos fight back from 12-20 down to grab a point in the game's last quarter, an Eddie Battye try is converted by Kieran Dixon, who then kicks a 75th minute pressured penalty to secure a potentially vital point in France.

The Broncos host Halifax R.L.F.C. the following weekend, and in another tight encounter, the home side gain a narrow and important 20-18 win, courtesy of tries by the prolific Rhys Williams who crosses the whitewash twice, Alex Walker and Ben Evans. The result returns the Broncos to the top four ahead of a pivotal fixture away to third placed Featherstone Rovers seven days later, and despite trailing 0-7 at the break, the Broncos roar back in the second stanza, tries from Kieran Dixon, Jarrod Sammut and Alex Walker enough to earn a 14-7 come from behind victory.

The season defining win crucially leaves the fate of the Broncos in their own hands going into their final game of the regular campaign, a trip to Craven Park, Barrow-in-Furness, home of Barrow Raiders. A crushing thirteen try 72-6 rout of the Cumbrians secures a place in the Super League Qualifiers, and second spot in the Betfred Championship for the third successive season behind winners, Toronto Wolfpack. The Broncos can now look forward to four home games in the Super League Qualifiers and just edge out Toulouse Olympique and Halifax R.L.F.C. on points difference with Featherstone Rovers and Leigh Centurions consigned to the Championship Shield.

August 2018[edit]

The Broncos kick-off the Super League Qualifiers with a fixture at Widnes Vikings in front of the Thursday evening Sky Sports cameras. Trailing 0-6 at the break Danny Ward's men produce a stunning second half performance to earn a dramatic 21-20 come from behind victory. Mark Ioane crosses early in the second half to reduce the arrears, and despite falling 4-14 behind, 3 tries in nine minutes from Daniel Harrison and a Kieran Dixon double, the second a 70 metre interception, puts the Londoners 20-14 ahead. The hosts level in a tense finale, only for Jarrod Sammut to win it for the London Broncos with a long range field goal in the dying seconds of a riveting contest.

The Broncos entertain current Super League champions, Leeds Rhinos in Round 2, and a season's best home crowd of 1, 904 witness an entertaining encounter with the Broncos registering 22 unanswered second half points, although these are not enough to prevent a 32-48 defeat. A brave effort sees Rhys Williams bag another brace while there is a first professional try for Daniel Hindmarsh. Kieran Dixon and Ben Hellewell also cross the chalk-line in their 100th appearances for the club.

September 2018[edit]

The London Broncos begin the month and continuation of their Super League Qualifiers campaign seven days after Catalans Dragons historic 2018 Challenge Cup Wembley success with a second trip of the season to Canada, and a fixture with Toronto Wolfpack. A scintillating four try blitz inside eight second half minutes is unable to prevent Danny Ward's men from falling to a 22-34 reversal in front of a partisan crowd of 7, 557, the prolific Rhys Williams and Kieran Dixon add to their season's try tally and there are also four pointers for Alex Walker and Ben Evans.

The London Broncos play host to fellow Betfred Championship side, Toulouse Olympique eight days later in a crucial fourth out of seven Super League Qualifiers fixture, and a season's best display results in Danny Ward's men run out convincing 34-8 victors, a success that sees the Londoners leapfrog their French counterparts in the table and into a Million Pound Game position. Alex Walker bags a try double, to reach 20 for the season, whilst there are further tries from James Cunningham, Kieran Dixon and Ben Hellewell, the latter two stirring length of the field interception efforts.

Game 5 of the qualifiers campaign saw the London Broncos travel to familiar foes, Hull Kingston Rovers, and despite a gutsy display on Yorkshire’s east coast, the Southerners came up short, on the wrong end of an 18-30 score line. The irrepressible Jarrod Sammut reached 20 tries for the season to draw the Londoners level early on, and although Matty Gee and Michael Channing added second half four pointers, these were not enough to secure the spoils for the Broncos who dropped out of the Million Pound Game positions as a consequence. The Broncos returned home to host Salford Red Devils seven days later, the match moved forward 24 hours at the behest of the RFL to accommodate broadcast partner, Sky Sports' scheduling of the final round of fixtures the following week. In one of the most memorable games seen in the Capital in recent times, the Londoners emerged victorious 11-8 after a titanic battle against their Betfred Super League opponents. The heavens had opened mid morning and continued long into the night, but the inclement weather failed to deter captain, Jay Pitts who scored the home side's only try of the afternoon with a close-range effort after 14 minutes. Thereafter, a combination of heroic defence and the ever-reliable kicking boot of Jarrod Sammut, was enough to see Danny Ward’s team secure two crucial points, and leave their promotion aspirations very much alive with one game of the Super League Qualifiers, at home to Halifax RLFC, remaining.

Much conjecture during the week’s build up to the final match had centred on whether the Londoners could qualify, and then secure a home fixture in the Million Pound Game. Results in the 48 hours preceding the contest would have a major bearing on the outcome and close challengers, Toulouse Olympique's loss at Salford Red Devils on the Thursday evening greatly improved the chances of Danny Ward’s men making the end of season finale, although Toronto Wolfpack’s stunning 17-16 success over fallen champions, Leeds Rhinos at Headingley a day later, meant the Londoners were almost certain to have to travel. The Broncos had to avoid an unlikely 24 point defeat at Trailfinders Sports Ground on the Saturday evening to ensure qualification, a feat they achieved as a Jarrod Sammut inspired display was enough to see the southern based outfit earn a come from behind victory. The triumph was not without a hiccup though as Richard Marshall’s valiant West Yorkshiremen raced into an early twelve point lead before tries from Jarrod Sammut and Eloi Pelissier prior to the interval, the latter with his first for the club, and second half efforts from Kieran Dixon and Elliot Kear secured a 23-18 win, fifth position in the final table and an away berth in the Million Pound Game. Destination of travel was confirmed 24 hours later, as Hull KR’s 30-0 triumph over already relegated Widnes Vikings ensured their Super League status, leaving the London Broncos searching for their passports ahead of a trip back to the land of the Maple Leaf for the third time in 2018 to play Paul Rowley's Toronto Wolfpack on Canada Thanksgiving Sunday.

October 2018[edit]

The London Broncos returned to the Betfred sponsored Super League after an absence of four years, with a stunning 4-2 victory against the Toronto Wolfpack in the Million Pound Game. In an enthralling try-less game, the Broncos emerged victorious thanks to a superb collective defensive display by Danny Ward’s men and the boot of Jarrod Sammut.

The ever reliable Jarrod Sammut kicked a goal in each half to silence an overwhelming majority of a record 9, 266 franchise crowd, and although the hosts' Gareth O’Brien, hero for the Salford Red Devils in the same fixture in 2016, had managed to cancel out the Australian born Maltese International's first half effort, his attempt to level for a second time from distance in the 69th minute of an absorbing contest missed narrowly, and thereafter the Londoners held out in thrilling fashion to celebrate a tense and well deserved win to spark wild on-field celebrations in Canada, and off-field at the Trailfinders Sports Ground where supporters had watched the match live on a big screen in the main bar.

The team that won promotion back to Super League: Alex Walker, Kieran Dixon, Ben Hellewell, Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams, Jay Pitts, Jarrod Sammut, Ben Evans, Eloi Pelissier, Mark Ioane, Matty Gee, Will Lovell, Daniel Hindmarsh. Interchange: Tom Spencer, Eddie Battye, Rob Butler, Matty Davies. Head Coach: Danny Ward, Assistant Jamie Langley. Home-grown fullback Alex Walker, who dislocated three fingers, breaking one of them in the first minute, was named man of the match for an outstanding performance, capped by a stunning last-ditch tackle to deny Toronto Wolfpack's Blake Wallace late on as the Broncos held firm to secure a famous win.

Milestones[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • The Broncos played their first ever trans-atlantic fixture in the defeat to the Toronto Wolfpack.
  • The 68-0 drubbing of Rochdale Hornets was London's biggest win of the regular season, and largest ever points difference win in the Championship for the club.

July[edit]

  • Daymeric Pelo joined from Limoux and signed a deal until the end of the 2018 season.
  • Eloi Pelissier joined from the Lézignan Sangliers and signed a deal until the end of the 2018 season.
  • The 72-6 victory over the Barrow Raiders represented the Broncos biggest ever away win in the Championship.
  • London Broncos finished the regular Championship season as runners up, and earned a place in the Super League Qualifiers.
  • The Broncos were the top points scorers in the Championship, scoring 907 points in their 23 regular season games, at an average of nearly 40 points per game.

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

Tables[edit]

2018 Betfred Championship - Regular Season[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Toronto Wolfpack 23 20 1 2 866 374 +492 41 The Qualifiers
2 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 23 16 1 6 907 423 +484 33
3 ToulouseRLcolours.PNG Toulouse Olympique 23 16 1 6 900 438 +462 33
4 Faxcolours.svg Halifax 23 16 1 6 643 416 +227 33
5 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers 23 16 0 7 819 420 +399 32 Championship Shield
6 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions 23 16 0 7 849 508 +341 32
7 Batley colours.svg Batley Bulldogs 23 8 0 15 523 703 −180 16
8 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 23 7 0 16 437 843 −406 14
9 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams 23 6 1 16 424 746 −322 13
10 Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders 23 5 3 15 382 816 −434 13
11 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 23 3 2 18 402 866 −464 8
12 Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 23 4 0 19 327 926 −599 8
Source: [2]


2018 - Super League Qualifiers - Super 8s[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 7 5 0 2 218 75 +143 10 Super League XXIV
2 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 7 5 0 2 216 137 +79 10
3 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR 7 5 0 2 197 162 +35 10
4 New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Toronto Wolfpack 7 5 0 2 136 118 +18 10 Million Pound Game
5 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos (P) 7 4 0 3 161 164 −3 8
6 ToulouseRLcolours.PNG Toulouse Olympique 7 3 0 4 156 190 −34 6 Relegated to the Championship
7 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings (R) 7 1 0 6 92 173 −81 2
8 Faxcolours.svg Halifax 7 0 0 7 68 225 −157 0
Source: [3]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.


2018 Fixtures and Results[edit]

Broncos score first[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss

Pre-Season[edit]

Date Competition Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
21/01/2018 Friendly Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster RLFC Away Keepmoat Stadium W 22-16 Adebyi, Lovell, Sammut, Ioane Sammut 3/3, Meadows 0/1| - - Report
26/01/2018 Friendly HKRcolours.svg Hull KR Away Craven Park, Hull L 18-24 Sammut, Pitts, Bienek Sammut 3/3 - - Report

Betfred Championship Fixtures and Results[edit]

Date Competition Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
04/02/2018 Round 1 Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders Home Trailfinders Sports Ground W 56–12 Meadows, Williams, Harrison, Dixon, Battye, Sammut, Ioane, Cunningham, Davis, Walker Sammut 8/10 801 - Report
11/02/2018 Round 2 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams Away Crown Flatt W 12-0 Battye, Sammut Sammut 2/3 795 - Report
18/02/2018 Round 3 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers Home Trailfinders Sports Ground W 44–24 Sammut (3), Pitts, Walker, Dixon (2) Sammut 7/7, Dixon 1/1 1, 085 - Report
25/02/2018 Round 4 New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Toronto Wolfpack Home Trailfinders Sports Ground W 47–16 Pewhairangi, Davis, Williams, Johnstone, Walker (2), Cunningham Sammut 6/7, Sammut 3/3 (Pens), Sammut 1DG 1, 205 Premier Sports Report
11/03/2018 Round 6 Batley colours.svg Batley Bulldogs Home Trailfinders Sports Ground W 68-12 Dixon (4), Pewhairangi (2), Williams (2), Gee, S. Davis, Lovell, Cunningham Sammut 6/7, Dixon 4/5 1, 200 - Report
25/03/2018 Round 7 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions Away Heywood Road W 64-18 Dixon (2), Walker (3), Lovell, Cunningham (2), Meadows, Bienek, Hellewell, Spencer Dixon 8/13 518 - Report
30/03/2018 Round 8 ToulouseRLcolours.PNG Toulouse Olympique Home Trailfinders Sports Ground L 16-36 Pitts, Hellewell, Pewhairangi Sammut 2/3 891 - Report
02/04/2018 Round 9 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions Away Leigh Sports Village L 18-31 Kear, Cunningham, Gee Sammut 3/3 3, 328 - Report
08/04/2018 Round 10 Faxcolours.svg Halifax RLFC Away The Shay L 16-26 Williams, Kear, Lovell Sammut 1/2, Dixon 1/1 1, 595 - Report
13/04/2018 Round 11 Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets Away Spotland Stadium W 30-15 Dixon (3), Adebiyi (2) Sammut 3/4, Dixon 2/2 312 - Report
28/04/2018 Round 12 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams Home Trailfinders Sports Ground W 64-6 Pitts, Sammut (3), Davis (2), Evans, Lovell, Williams (2), Kear Sammut 10/11 733 - Report
06/05/2018 Round 13 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions Home Trailfinders Sports Ground L 30-40 Williams, Walker, Gee, Meadows, Adebiyi Sammut 5/5 1,340 - Report
13/05/2018 Round 5 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles Away Olympic Legacy Park W 66-14 Pitts,Sammut (3),Adebiyi (2), Dixon (2), Ioane, Walker, Cunningham Sammut 11/11 517 - Report
20/05/2018 Round 14 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles Home Trailfinders Sports Ground W 46-12 Williams (2), Ioane, Gee (2),Sammut, Davis, Dixon Sammut 7/8 771 - Report
27/05/2018 Round 15 ToulouseRLcolours.PNG Toulouse Olympique Summer Bash Bloomfield Road L 28-40 Sammut, Pitts, Evans, Williams (2) Sammut 4/5 11, 805 Sky Sports Report
09/06/2018 Round 16 New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Toronto Wolfpack Away Lamport Stadium L 12-32 Sammut, Kear Sammut 2/2 7, 384 Premier Sports Report
17/06/2018 Round 17 Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets Home Trailfinders Sports Ground W 68-0 Pitts (2), Dixon (2), Pewhairangi (3), Cunningham (2), Evans, Walker (2) Dixon 10/12 684 - Report
24/06/2018 Round 18 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions Home Trailfinders Sports Ground W 58-22 Williams, Dixon, Cunningham, Sammut (2), Kear, Pewhairangi, Davis, Pitts, Walker Dixon 9/10 684 - Report
01/07/2018 Round 19 Batley colours.svg Batley Bulldogs Away Mount Pleasant, Batley W 38-16 Pewhairangi, Williams (2), Gee, Pitts, Dixon, Spencer Dixon 5/7 889 - Report
07/07/2018 Round 20 ToulouseRLcolours.PNG Toulouse Olympique Away Stade Ernest-Argelès D 20-20 Cunningham, Davies, Battye Dixon 4/4 2, 544 - Report
15/07/2018 Round 21 Faxcolours.svg Halifax RLFC Home Trailfinders Sports Ground W 20-18 Williams (2), Walker, Evans Dixon 2/4 754 - Report
22/07/2018 Round 22 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers Away Post Office Road W 14-7 Dixon, Walker, Sammut Sammut 2, 434 - Report
29/07/2018 Round 23 Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders Away Craven Park W 72-6 Williams (3), Walker (3), Cunningham (2), Sammut (2), Harrison, Dixon, Pewhairangi Sammut 6/7, Dixon 4/6 1, 044 - Report

Player appearances[edit]

  • Betfred Championship only
FB=Fullback (1) W=Winger (2 & 5) C=Centre (3 & 4) SO=Stand Off (6) SH=Scrum Half (7) P=Prop (8) H=Hooker (9) FR=Front Row (10) SR=Second Row (11 & 12) LF=Loose Forward (13) I=Interchange (14-17)
Squad No Player R1 R2 R3 R4 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R5 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 R19 R20 R21 R22 R23
1 Elliot Kear x x x x x x x W C W C C C C C W C C C C C C C
2 Rhys Williams W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W
3 Ben Hellewell C C C C C C C C C C x x x x x x x x x C C C C
4 Matty Fleming x x C C C x C x x x x x x x C C C C x x x x x
5 Kieran Dixon W W W W W W W x W FB x W W W W x W W W W W W W
6 Api Pewhairangi x x x SO SO SO SO x SO SO x x SO x x C SO SO SO SO SO SO SO
7 Jarrod Sammut SH SH SH SH SH x SH SH SH H SH SH SH SH SH SH x I H x I I I
8 Tom Spencer P P P P P P P P P P P x x P P P P x I P I I SR
9 James Cunningham H H H H H H H H H x x I I I I H SH SH SH SH SH SH SH
10 Mark Ioane FR FR FR FR FR FR FR I x x x I I I FR FR FR P I I I I I
11 Daniel Harrison SR SR x x x x x x x x SR SR SR x SR SR x x x I I I I
12 Jay Pitts SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR LF SR SR LF
13 Matt Davis LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF LF H H H H H LF LF LF LF H LF LF x
14 Alex Walker FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB x FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB
15 Eddie Battye I I I I x I I FR I FR FR FR P FR LF I I I P SR P P P
16 Matty Gee I I SR x I SR x SR x x I I I I I I x I I I x x x
17 Michael Channing x x x x x x x x x C C C C SO SO x x x C x x x x
18 Ben Evans x x x x x x x x x x I P FR I I x I FR FR FR FR FR FR
19 Sadiq Adebiyi I I I I I x x x I I LF LF LF LF I I I I x x x x x
21 Will Lovell C C x SR SR C SR C SR SR I I I C x x x x x x x x x
23 Rob Butler x x x I I I I I I x x x x x x x x x x x x x I
24 Jacob Ogden x x x x x x x x x x W x x x x x x x x x x x x
25 Matty Davies x x x x x x x x x x I x x x x I H H I I x x x
26 Daniel Hindmarsh x x x x x x x x x I x x x SR x x SR SR SR SR SR SR SR
27 James Meadows SO SO SO x x SH x SO x SH SO SO x x x SO x x x x x x x
29 Sam Davis I x x x I I I I I I x x x x x x I x x x x x x
30 Eloi Pelissier x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x H H H
31 Daymeric Pelo x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Lewis Bienek x x I x -[a] I I I FR I -[b] - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jordan Johnstone -[c] x I I I -[d] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Notes
  1. ^ Joined Hull RLFC, immediately loaned back to the Broncos for the remainder of the season
  2. ^ Ended loan period back at the Broncos and returned to Hull RLFC
  3. ^ Joined on loan from Widnes Vikings
  4. ^ Ended loan period and returned to Widnes Vikings


The Super League Qualifiers - Super 8s Fixtures and Results[edit]

Date Competition Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
09/08/2018 Round 1 Widnes colours.svgWidnes Vikings Away Halton Stadium W 21-20 Ioane, Harrison, Dixon (2) Sammut 2/4, Sammut 1DG 3, 432 Sky Sports Report
19/08/2018 Round 2 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos Home Trailfinders Sports Ground L 32-48 Dixon, Williams (2), Hindmarsh, Evans, Hellewell Sammut 4/6 1, 904 - Report
01/09/2018 Round 3 New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Toronto Wolfpack Away Lamport Stadium L 22-34 Williams, Walker, Evans, Davis Sammut 3/4 7, 557 Sky Sports Report
09/09/2018 Round 4 ToulouseRLcolours.PNG Toulouse Olympique Home Trailfinders Sports Ground W 34-8 Cunningham, Dixon, Walker (2), Hellewell Sammut 7/8 696 - Report
15/09/2018 Round 5 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR Away Craven Park, Hull L 18-30 Sammut, Gee, Channing Sammut 3/3 7, 210 - Report
22/09/2018 Round 6 Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils Home Trailfinders Sports Ground W 11-8 Pitts Sammut 3/3, Sammut 1DG 809 - Report
29/09/2018 Round 7 Faxcolours.svg Halifax RLFC Home Trailfinders Sports Ground W 23-18 Sammut, Pelissier, Dixon, Kear Sammut 3/4, Sammut 1DG 869 Sky Sports Report

Million Pound Game[edit]

Date Competition Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
07/10/2018 Million Pound Game New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Toronto Wolfpack Away Lamport Stadium W 4-2 - Sammut 2/2 9, 266 Sky Sports Report

Player appearances[edit]

  • The Super League Qualifiers - Super 8s & Million Pound Game Only
FB=Fullback (1) W=Winger (2 & 5) C=Centre (3 & 4) SO=Stand Off (6) SH=Scrum Half (7) P=Prop (8) H=Hooker (9) FR=Front Row (10) SR=Second Row (11 & 12) LF=Loose Forward (13) I=Interchange (14-17)
Squad No Player R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 MPG
1 Elliot Kear C C C C C C C C
2 Rhys Williams W W W W W W W W
3 Ben Hellewell C C C C C C C C
4 Matty Fleming x x x x x x x x
5 Kieran Dixon W W W W x W W W
6 Api Pewhairangi SO SO x x x x x x
7 Jarrod Sammut I I SH SH SH SH SH SH
8 Tom Spencer I I I x x I I I
9 James Cunningham SH SH SO SO SO x x x
10 Mark Ioane I I I P P P P P
11 Daniel Harrison I I I I x x x x
12 Jay Pitts SR SR SR SR SR SO SO SO
13 Matt Davis LF LF LF H H H x x
14 Alex Walker FB FB FB FB FB FB FB FB
15 Eddie Battye P P P LF LF LF LF I
16 Matt Gee x x I I I SR SR SR
17 Michael Channing x x x x W x x x
18 Ben Evans FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR
19 Sadiq Adebiyi x x x I I I I x
21 Will Lovell x x x x I x I SR
23 Rob Butler x x x x x I x I
24 Jacob Ogden x x x x x x x x
25 Matty Davies x x x x x x I I
26 Daniel Hindmarsh SR SR SR SR SR SR SR LF
27 James Meadows x x x x x x x x
29 Sam Davis x x x x x x x x
30 Eloi Pellissier H H H I I I H H
31 Daymeric Pelo x x x x x x x x
Lewis Bienek x x x x x x x x
Jordan Johnstone x x x x x x x x


Ladbrokes Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
18/03/2018 Challenge Cup Round 4 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town Away Derwent Park W 22-20 Williams (2), Pewhairangi, Spencer Dixon 3/4 548 - Report
22/04/2018 Challenge Cup Round 5 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions Away Leigh Sports Village L 0-40 2, 507 - Report

Player appearances[edit]

  • Ladbrokes Challenge Cup only
FB=Fullback (1) W=Winger (2 & 5) C=Centre (3 & 4) SO=Stand Off (6) SH=Scrum Half (7) P=Prop (8) H=Hooker (9) FR=Front Row (10) SR=Second Row (11 & 12) LF=Loose Forward (13) I=Interchange (14-17)
Squad No Player R4 R5
1 Elliot Kear FB W
2 Rhys Williams W W
3 Ben Hellewell x x
4 Matty Fleming C C
5 Kieran Dixon W FB
6 Api Pewhairangi SO SO
7 Jarrod Sammut x H
8 Tom Spencer P P
9 James Cunningham H x
10 Mark Ioane x x
11 Daniel Harrison x x
12 Jay Pitts SR SR
13 Matt Davis x LF
14 Alex Walker x x
15 Eddie Battye I FR
16 Matty Gee LF SR
17 Michael Channing x C
18 Ben Evans x x
19 Sadiq Adebiyi x I
21 Will Lovell SR I
23 Rob Butler I x
24 Jacob Ogden C x
25 Matty Davies x x
26 Daniel Hindmarsh I x
27 James Meadows SH SH
29 Sam Davis I I
30 Eloi Pelissier x x
31 Daymeric Pelo x x
Lewis Bienek FR I
Jordan Johnstone x x

Squad statistics[edit]

  • Appearances and Points include (Betfred Championship, Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, Super League Qualifiers and the Million Pound Game) as of 8 October 2018.
Squad No Player Representative Country Position Age Previous Club Apps Tries Goals DG Points
1 Elliot Kear Wales Centre 29 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 26 6 0 0 24
2 Rhys Williams Wales Wing 28 Central Queensland Capras 33 25 0 0 100
3 Ben Hellewell Scotland Centre 26 Fevcolours.svgFeatherstone Rovers 22 4 0 0 16
4 Matty Fleming England Centre 22 Saintscolours.svgSt Helens 10 0 0 0 0
5 Kieran Dixon England Wing 26 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 29 26 53 0 210
6 Api Pewhairangi Ireland Stand Off 26 New Zealand colours.svgNew Zealand Warriors 19 11 0 0 44
7 Jarrod Sammut Malta Scrum Half 31 Workingtoncolours.svgWorkington Town 29 21 114 4 316
8 Tom Spencer England Prop 27 Leigh colours.svgLeigh Centurions 28 3 0 0 12
9 James Cunningham England Hooker 24 Hullcolours.svgHull RLFC 27 14 0 0 56
10 Mark Ioane New Zealand Prop 27 St. George colours.svgSt George Illawarra 28 4 0 0 16
11 Daniel Harrison Australia Second Row 30 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svgManly Sea Eagles 15 3 0 0 12
12 Jay Pitts England Second Row 28 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 33 10 0 0 40
13 Matt Davis England Loose Forward 22 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 29 7 0 0 28
14 Alex Walker Scotland Full Back 23 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 30 20 0 0 80
15 Eddie Battye England Prop 27 Sheffeagles colours.svgSheffield Eagles 32 3 0 0 12
16 Matty Gee England Second Row 23 Workingtoncolours.svgWorkington Town 23 7 0 0 28
17 Michael Channing Wales Centre 26 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 9 1 0 0 4
18 Ben Evans Wales Prop 25 Wolvescolours.svgWarrington Wolves 20 6 0 0 24
19 Sadiq Adebiyi England Loose Forward 21 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 20 5 0 0 20
21 Will Lovell England Second Row 25 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 18 4 0 0 16
23 Rob Butler England Second Row 20 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 10 0 0 0 0
24 Jacob Ogden Jamaica Centre 20 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 2 0 0 0 0
25 Matty Davies England Loose Forward 20 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 8 1 0 0 4
26 Daniel Hindmarsh England Second Row 20 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 18 1 0 0 4
27 James Meadows England Stand Off 19 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 11 3 0 0 12
29 Sam Davis England Hooker 20 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 10 1 0 0 4
30 Eloi Pelissier France Hooker 27 LezignanRLcolours.PNGLézignan Sangliers 11 1 0 0 4
31 Daymeric Pelo French Polynesia Prop 27 Limoux Grizzlies 0 0 0 0 0
' Lewis Bienek [a] England Prop 20 Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy 8 1 0 0 4
' Jordan Johnstone [b] England Scrum Half 21 Widnes colours.svgWidnes Vikings (Loan) 3 1 0 0 4

Tale of the Tape[edit]

Most Points in a Game

Most tries in a Game

Highest score in a winning game

Lowest score in a winning game

Greatest winning margin

Greatest number of games won consecutively

Highest score in a losing game

Lowest score in a losing game

Greatest losing margin

Greatest number of games lost consecutively

  • 3, Round 8 to Round 10

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Name Position Signed from Date
England Matty Fleming Centre Saintscolours.svgSt Helens November 2017
England Will Lovell Centre Broncoscolours.pngLondon Broncos Academy November 2017
England Jordan Johnstone Scrum Half Widnes colours.svgWidnes Vikings (Loan) February 2018
England Lewis Bienek Prop Hullcolours.svgHull FC (Loan until end of the season) March 2018
France Daymeric Pelo Prop Limoux Grizzlies (Until end of the season) July 2018
France Éloi Pélissier Hooker LezignanRLcolours.PNGLézignan Sangliers (Until end of the season) July 2018

Out[edit]

Name Position Club Signed Date
England Dalton Grant Wing Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls December 2017
England Jordan Johnstone Scrum Half Widnes colours.svgWidnes Vikings (End of Loan) March 2018
England Lewis Bienek Prop Hullcolours.svgHull FC March 2018
England Lewis Bienek Prop Hullcolours.svgHull FC (End of Loan) May 2018

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No longer at the club
  2. ^ No longer at the club


Awards[edit]

Trophy Cabinet[edit]

London Broncos Awards Night[edit]

Held at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, London-Ealing on Tuesday 9th October.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broncos beat Barrow with storming win in season opener". London Broncos. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Broncos beat Barrow with storming win in season opener". London Broncos. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Broncos beat Barrow with storming win in season opener". London Broncos. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Broncos beat Barrow with storming win in season opener". London Broncos. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Broncos go back to back with Dewsbury win". London Broncos. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.

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