RFL and BBC agree new Challenge Cup deal

The RFL and BBC have agreed a deal that will see the broadcaster continue to televise the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and highlights of the First Utility Super League until 2020. The deal ensures that the Challenge Cup final will continue to be broadcast live on the BBC until 2020 and that the BBC will broadcast live matches in the sixth…

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Broncos sign Nathan Stapleton for 2016

London Broncos have signed outside back Nathan Stapleton from Sydney Roosters on a one-year deal for the 2016 season, subject to a successful visa application. Stapleton, 25, made his NRL debut for Cronulla Sharks in 2009 and appeared over 60 times in the club’s first grade before joining the Roosters in mid-2014. He won the NSW Cup with Cronulla in 2012…

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Broncos sign youngster to full-time contract

London Broncos have signed teenager Matt Davis on a full first-team contract for the 2016 season. Davis, 18, made his first-team debut in the win over Sheffield Eagles and went on to play against Bradford Bulls the week after. Davis, a second rower, originally played at Leicester Storm before playing for the Midlands Regional Academy and being picked up by London…

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Kingstone Press Championship – The race for the top four

Things are heating up in the Kingstone Press Championship as the race to secure a coveted spot in the inaugural Middle Eights comes to an end. In a season already full of twists and turns, seven teams have occupied a place in the top four over the course of the campaign. And with just a handful of games remaining before the…

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Broncos come from behind to win at Batley

London Broncos recovered from an early 12-0 deficit tonight at Batley Bulldogs to mount a stirring second-half revival that earned them a 22-28 victory, pushing them level on points with Halifax and Featherstone Rovers in fifth place in the Championship table. The Bulldogs began confidently with tries from Luke Blake and Alex Brown, both converted by Scott Leatherbarrow. Erjon Dollapi scored for…

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Championship Preview: London Broncos v Leigh Centurions

Looking back on the defeat to Bradford Bulls, London Broncos’ coach Andrew Henderson said: “It was a tough game, Bradford are a good side. Our attitude and effort was good but our execution, discipline and concentration wasn’t. “We started very well, got an early lead but came up with too many errors and penalties which allowed Bradford field position. Credit…

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Fun at the seaside

By GARETH WALKER of League Express THE RFL has confirmed that the Summer Bash will go ahead again next year following a successful inaugural event in Blackpool. Over 15,000 supporters – well above the average for a typical round of Championship fixtures – attended the two-day event, and the feedback from those who were there was almost universally positive. For…

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Thomas hat-trick helps Broncos to convincing victory over Eagles

London Broncos shocked their opponents Sheffield Eagles today in the Summer Bash at Blackpool, reviving their top-four ambitions with a stunning 46-6 victory against the Eagles. The Broncos began the game like a house on fire, running up a 24-0 scoreline after just 16 minutes with tries from Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams, Ben Hellewell and Kear again, with Wes Naiqama…

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