Featherstone Rovers 38-18 London Broncos


Featherstone Rovers’ top four credentials were on show when they beat London Broncos 38-18 at the Big Fellas Stadium. The Broncos went into the game after losing to Sheffield Eagles last time out and they were undone by a Man of the Match performance from ex-Eagle John Davies and a two-try performance courtesy of Chris Ulugia. Featherstone welcomed back captain Misi Taulapapa after his visa issues were sorted out in the week.

Anthony Thackeray’s return to the fold didn’t get off to the best start as he was sin-binned for tripping Api Pewhairangi. The visitors capitalised on their numerical advantage when Jarrod Sammut made his way past a few players before touching down. He converted his own score. Just moments after returning from the sin-bin, Thackeray laid on a try for Davies as the hosts got on the scoresheet for the first time. Cory Aston converted. Ulugia put Featherstone in front on 29 minutes following a Michael Knowles offload. Aston couldn’t convert but he made amends by slotting over a penalty goal soon after. Before the break, Aston extended Featherstone’s lead to 18-6 with a converted try of his own.

Andrew Henderson will have been hoping for a fast start to the second half by his Broncos, and he got just that when Junior Roqica crashed over the whitewash. Sammut cut the deficit to six points with a conversion. A penalty goal from Aston restored the hosts’ two score lead before Andy Bostock scored between the sticks. Another Aston conversion followed but he was unable to add the extras to Ulugia’s second try of the afternoon on the hour. With ten minutes to go, James Cunningham touched down to breathe some life into the capital side but a penalty from Aston put paid to any comeback. London loanee Lewis Foster was sin-binned in the latter stages of the contest and Luke Briscoe put gloss on the final scoreline with the last try of the game. Aston kicked successfully from the touchline.

Featherstone Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ian HardmanFull Back000000
2James DuckworthWing000000
3Chris UlugiaCentre200000
4Misi TaulapapaCentre000000
5Luke BriscoeWing000000
7Anthony ThackerayScrum Half000100
8Darrell Griffin 10Interchange000000
9Keal Carlile 19Hooker000000
10Andy Bostock 8Prop100000
11Michael KnowlesSecond Row000000
12John DaviesSecond Row100001
16Luke Cooper 24Interchange000000
19Matty Wildie 9Interchange000000
21James Lockwood 28Second Row000000
24Jordan Baldwinson 16Prop000000
26Cory AstonScrum Half170000
28Mikolaj Oledzki 21Interchange000000
 Total 570101

London Broncos

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Elliot KearFull Back000000
2Rhys WilliamsWing000000
3Ben HellewellCentre000000
4Adrian PurtellCentre000000
5Kieran DixonWing000000
6Jarrod SammutStand Off130000
9James Cunningham 26Hooker100000
10Mark Ioane 18Interchange000000
11Daniel HarrisonSecond Row000000
12Matt Garside 22Second Row000000
13Jay PittsLoose Forward000000
16Junior Roqica 23Interchange100000
18Ben Evans 10Prop000000
19Api PewhairangiScrum Half000000
22Matt Davis 12Interchange000000
23Matty Gee 16Prop000000
26Lewis Foster 9Interchange000100
 Total 330100

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 9, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Featherstone Rovers182038
London Broncos61218

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