London Broncos 38-28 Swinton Lions


London Broncos had to grind out their 38-28 victory against a Mike Butt inspired Swinton Lions side. Butt’s hat-trick was in vain as his side were narrowly beaten after fighting back to within four points of their opponents in the final quarter. Api Pewhairangi notched a brace for the Broncos, who currently sit outside of the top four on points differential.

London got off to a great start with the opening three tries of the contest courtesy of Jay Pitts, Matt Garside and James Cunningham. Butt notched his first of three tries on 29 minutes before Pewhairangi got on the scoresheet soon after. The Broncos finished the half with 12 men as Daniel Harrison was sin-binned for dissent.

Butt capitalised on his side’s numerical advantage with the first try of the second period, minutes before Pewhariangi completed his brace. Andy Bracek and Mark Ioane exchanged tries for the Lions and Broncos respectively prior to the final quarter, in which Connor Dwyer and Butt both scored tries to cut the deficit to 32-28 with 12 minutes to go. But there was to be no equalising try as the Broncos soaked up all pressure and Andrew Henderson’s men went down the other end to register the final score of the game through young forward Lewis Bienek.

London Broncos

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Rhys WilliamsWing000000
3Ben HellewellCentre000000
7William BarthauScrum Half000000
9James Cunningham 26Hooker100000
10Mark Ioane 17Prop100000
11Daniel Harrison 23Second Row000100
12Matt GarsideSecond Row100000
13Jay PittsLoose Forward100000
17Mark Offerdahl 10Interchange000000
18Ben Evans 31Prop000000
19Api PewhairangiStand Off250001
22Matt DavisLoose Forward000000
23Matty Gee 11Interchange000000
24Alex WalkerFull Back000000
26Lewis Foster 9Interchange000000
29Kameron Pearce-PaulCentre000000
31Lewis Bienek 18Interchange100000
 Total 750101

Swinton Lions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jack MurphyFull Back000000
2Shaun RobinsonWing000000
3Chris HankinsonCentre000000
4Rhodri Lloyd 17Centre000000
6Grant GoreStand Off000000
7Chris AtkinScrum Half040000
8Rob Lever 41Prop000000
9Anthony Nicholson 22Interchange000000
11Connor Dwyer 37Second Row100000
14Ben WhiteStand Off000000
15Andy BracekSecond Row100000
17Oliver Davies 4Interchange000000
18Ben AustinProp000000
21Mike ButtWing300000
22Luke Waterworth 9Hooker000000
37Callum Field 11Interchange000000
41Liam Carberry 8Interchange000000
 Total 540000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 30, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
London Broncos221638
Swinton Lions62228