London Revive Super League Hopes

This victory puts London Broncos within sight of the million pound game and who would have thought that at the start of the season . Coach Danny Ward and his team have created a strong forward pack and they are a very good team on their day

Today was indeed their day as the home team romped to an emphatic 34-8 victory over a well beaten Toulouse team . Last weeks victory by Toulouse over the Widnes Vikings set this game up to be a close encounter, but London had different ideas.

London started the scoring when that really smart operator Jarrod Sammut placed a beautiful grubber for James Cunningham to collect. Cunningham had been immense this season and fully justified his England Knights selection .Sammut converted and the Broncos were 6-0 up.

With 12 minutes played a superb break by Rhys Williams was somehow halted by Mark Kheirallah at the back. With a subsequent penalty at the play the ball Sammut added the two for an 8-0 lead.

This Toulouse team has played well this season however and they struck back on 19 minutes when centre Arthur Romano opened his account although the kick was missed.

A short while later and showing Toulouse plenty of respect Sammut had the audacity to miss a kick from in front of the post and the next stages of the game were tough and uncompromising with both teams displaying plenty of effort .

Then out of nowhere up popped Keiran Dixon. Here is a wingman who knows how to finish a score and with pace to burn. His interception from 70 meters out was converted to give the home team a 14-4 lead.

With the Broncos now dictating the pace of the game the superb James Cunmingham got a lovely pass out to Alex Walker and the try was his. Sammut again converted for a short lived 20-4 lead. Within minutes Walker was in again and with the conversion the game was almost certainly over at 26-4.

Toulouse upped their defensive efforts however in a big way in the second half and the Frenchmen certainly showed their character. London were also excellent in defence and winger Dixon went close in the 50th minute only to go off injured with his effort.

Bastian Canet was sent to the Sin Bin on 57 minutes after what appeared to be a kick on Welshman Rhys Williams and a further penalty from a frustrated Toulouse defence saw Sammut ease tensions to take the 2 and give the Broncos  a 28-4 lead.

Toulouse were taking high risks at this stage to get back into the game but London centre Ben Halliwell intercepted to run 85 meters for a glorious score, with Sammut again converting and the game wrapped up at 34-4.

Stanislas Robin got a late consolation try for Toulouse but this was a fine London victory which leaves them well in contention for the million pound game . Coach Danny Ward would have been very pleased with this outstanding victory over a very good Toulouse team.

LONDON BRONCOS :- Walker, Dixon, Hellewell, Kear, Williams, Cunningham, Sammut, Ioane, Davis, Evans, Pitts, Hindmarsh, Battye

INTERCHANGE:- (All Used) Gee, Harrison, Adebiyi, Pelissier

TRIES:- Cunningham (7), Dixon (28), Walker ( 36,39), Hellewell ( 74)

GOALS:- 7/8

TOULOUSE OLYMPIQUE :- Kheirallah, Marcon, Romano, Ader, Centrone, Ford, Robin, Bretherton, Marion, Puech, Curran, Planas, Rapira

INTERCHANGE:- (All Used) Barthau, Canet, Hepi, Seguier

TRIES:- Romano (18), Robin (76)

GOALS :- Kheirallah 0/2


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