Super League: Bottom club London Broncos win 17-4 to upset Catalans


Only four players have scored more points in Super League this season than Broncos’ Kieran Dixon
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Catalans (0) 4
Tries: Wiliame
London Broncos (8) 17
Tries: Dixon, Walker Goals: Dixon 4 Drop goals: Lamb

Super League bottom club London Broncos cranked up the pressure in the relegation battle as they shocked Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.

Broncos remain bottom, but their ninth win of the season lifted them level on 18 points with three clubs – Hull KR and Wakefield, who meet on Sunday, and Huddersfield, who host Castleford.

Alex Walker and Kieran Dixon, who also kicked four goals, got Broncos’ tries.

Brock Lamb added a drop goal against a home side who managed just one score.

Brayden Wiliame’s early second-half try proved to be the only points for a Catalans side still bearing the scars of their last home game, the ill-tempered and costly win over last season’s Challenge Cup Final victims Warrington.

Dragons were without both their suspended ex-Wigan duo Sam Tomkins (three games) and Michael McIlorum (two games), who were each sent off at the end of the victory over Warrington.

Catalans, beaten heavily 48-8 by Leeds at Headingley last week, would have gone sixth had they won.

But, with just three games left, they are now four points behind second-placed Warrington, third-placed Wigan and fourth-placed Hull, who all stand on 30 points.

Broncos’ hopes remain in their own hands as their final three games are against relegation rivals – at home to Leeds, who are just two points above the bottom four, followed by away games at Hull KR and Wakefield.

Catalans Dragons: Gigot; Mead, Romano, Wiliame, Tierney; Bird, Langi; Bousquet, Da Costa, Kasiano, Whitley, Garcia, Casty.

Interchanges: Edwards, Simon, Albert, Maria.

London Broncos: Walker; Dixon, Morgan, Kear, Williams; Abdull, Lamb; Battye, Cunningham, Krasniqi, Pitts, Lovell, Yates.

Interchanges: Fozard, Gee, Hindmarsh, Armitage.

Referee: Liam Moore (RFL).

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