London Broncos 6-39 Catalans Dragons

Thursday 18th April 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 11

6-39 FT

HT: 0 14

Official: T Grant

Venue: Trailfinders Sports Club

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Mark Ioane,

  • Goals
    Morgan Smith,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Matt Whitley (2), Lewis Tierney, Greg Bird, Arthur Romano, Sam Tomkins,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins (7),

  • Drop Goals
    Sam Tomkins,

Official Report / Commentary

London Broncos remain second bottom in Betfred Super League following a 39-6 home defeat to sixth-placed Catalans Dragons.

A fourth consecutive loss left the Broncos just two points above Leeds Rhinos, who face Huddersfield Giants on Friday.

Catalans had established a 14-0 lead by half-time following a strong performance.

Sam Tomkins converted Matt Whitley's early try and then kicked a penalty before London let the ball bounce and Lewis Tierney scored.

Greg Bird, Arthur Romano and Tomkins then crossed in the early stages of the second half to make the game safe.

Whitley scored a second try before London replied, crossing through Mark Ioane, but Tomkins kicked another penalty and a drop goal for the rampant Dragons. 

On Jordan Abdull's injury, Broncos coach Danny Ward said: "He went straight to the hospital and he’s awaiting a CT scan result.

“He was conscious at the time and seemed okay, so hopefully it’s just precautionary – I’ll probably say that he’ll be no good for Monday [against Huddersfield Giants], though, which is disappointing.

“It’s tough when you lose a pivot early on – it kind of rattled us."

  • 79: Goal scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 64: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Morgan Smith
  • 64: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Mark Ioane
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 59: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Matt Whitley
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 56: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 50: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Arthur Romano
  • 43: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 42: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Greg Bird
  • 36: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 35: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lewis Tierney
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 6: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Matt Whitley
  • Key Performers

    Greg Bird

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Rhys Williams

    Metres: 159
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Matt Whitley

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Broncos 1
    Catalans 6

    Goals:

    Broncos 1
    Catalans 7

    METRES:

    Broncos 882
    Catalans 1311

    CARRIES:

    Broncos 146
    Catalans 179

    TACKLES:

    Broncos 323
    Catalans 282

    OFFLOADS:

    Broncos 10
    Catalans 16

    PENALTIES:

    Broncos 8
    Catalans 12

    BREAKS:

    Broncos 10
    Catalans 13

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Rhys Williams 0 0 2 0 2 6 0 16 159 9.94 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Eloi Pelissier 0 0 35 5 3 7 0 9 102 11.33 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Rob Butler 0 0 30 6 4 4 0 10 89 8.90 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mark Ioane 1 0 17 6 1 4 0 7 65 9.29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Morgan 0 0 25 3 2 3 0 11 52 4.73 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Elliott Kear 0 1 18 2 2 3 0 9 52 5.78 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Eddie Battye 0 0 32 6 1 2 0 14 52 3.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
    Jacob Ogden 0 0 4 1 3 3 0 11 50 4.55 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Smith 0 0 14 1 1 5 3 10 50 5.00 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
    Alex Walker 0 0 5 1 2 1 1 12 43 3.58 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    James Cunningham 0 0 10 1 0 0 1 7 36 5.14 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Yates 0 0 37 10 1 2 0 7 35 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jay Pitts 0 0 27 2 6 0 0 7 33 4.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Richards 0 0 12 1 2 1 0 5 24 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Gee 0 0 35 6 3 0 0 5 20 4.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Sadiq Adebiyi 0 0 15 1 0 0 0 4 16 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Abdull 0 0 5 1 2 0 2 2 4 2.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Samisoni Langi 0 2 14 2 5 2 0 17 144 8.47 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Matt Whitley 2 1 15 1 1 5 0 17 127 7.47 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Lewis Tierney 1 0 3 0 2 6 0 11 118 10.73 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 19 5 3 1 0 18 117 6.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 20 4 3 0 0 12 105 8.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Mickael Goudemand 0 0 24 4 2 1 0 14 101 7.21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Bird 1 0 22 2 5 4 0 14 99 7.07 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 1 19 5 5 2 0 11 78 7.09 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Arthur Romano 1 0 8 1 2 4 0 14 74 5.29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickael Simon 0 0 20 6 1 1 0 10 72 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 37 5 2 3 0 12 70 5.83 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Sam Kasiano 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 3 53 17.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 1 34 4 5 0 0 5 50 10.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Tony Gigot 0 0 6 0 0 2 7 6 42 7.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 20 0 1 0 0 7 37 5.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kenny Edwards 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 4 13 3.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Tomkins 1 1 16 2 4 0 4 4 11 2.75 0 1 3 0 7 1 1 3

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties