Toulouse Olympique 16-36 London Broncos


London Broncos made history by becoming the first team in over two years to beat Toulouse Olympique in a league match at Stade Ernest Argeles. And they did so in some style. The Broncos, following an ultra professional first half, beat Olympique 36-16 thanks to a brace from Kieran Dixon as well as try-scoring contributions from half-backs Jarrod Sammut and Api Pewhairangi.

The capital club kept Toulouse to a blank in the first half as they defended valiantly while also posting three tries in the process. Andy Ackers broke the deadlock after 15 minutes, the former Swinton Lion’s return from injury has come at a great time for the in-form Broncos. Dixon converted, and he did so once again in the moments after Sammut’s try. The final four pointer of the first period went to back-rower Daniel Harrison, who has been consistently good for London this season. Dixon was off target with the conversion but there were no complaints from the visiting camp, who went into the break 16-0 to the good.

In the second period, Alex Walker and Dixon both notched quick-fire four pointers to extend their side’s lead to 26 points following the latter’s lone conversion. Olympique finally got on the scoreboard with the final quarter looming as Bastien Canet touched down for the French club. Any chance of a comeback was put to rest when Dixon and Pewhairangi crossed the whitewash to seal the victory for London, who made it nine wins from their last nine games. Kalausa Leha and Canet registered consolations for Toulouse in the dying embers of the game but nothing could dampen the mood of the London players who had created a little piece of history.

Toulouse Olympique

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Levy Nzoungou 10Interchange000000
Charles Bouzinac 14Interchange000000
1Mark KheirallahFull Back020000
2Tony MaurelWing000000
3Bastien AderCentre000000
4Gregory WhiteWing000000
8Clement Boyer 16Loose Forward000000
10Bastien Canet Prop200000
12Rhys CurranSecond Row000000
14Mourad Kriouache Hooker000000
15Maxime PuechProp000000
16Tyla Hepi 8Interchange000000
17Junior Kalausa Leha 26Interchange100000
20Paul MarconScrum Half000000
21Gavin MargueriteCentre000000
24Anthony MarionStand Off000000
26Constantine Mika 17Second Row000000
 Total 320000

London Broncos

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Elliot KearCentre000000
2Rhys WilliamsWing000000
3Ben Hellewell 13Interchange000000
5Kieran DixonWing240001
6Jarrod Sammut 19Stand Off100000
7William BarthauScrum Half000000
10Mark IoaneProp000000
11Daniel HarrisonSecond Row100000
13Jay Pitts 3Second Row000000
14Andy AckersHooker100000
15Eddie Battye 23Loose Forward000000
16Junior Roqica 18Interchange000000
18Ben Evans 16Prop000000
19Api Pewhairangi 6Interchange100000
20Michael ChanningCentre000000
23Matty Gee 15Interchange000000
24Alex WalkerFull Back100000
 Total 740001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
June 17, 2017 3:30 pm Championship 2017 Saturday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Toulouse Olympique01616
London Broncos162036