Wakefield win to survive and condemn London Broncos to relegation


• Wakefield Trinity 19-10 London Broncos
• Ryan Hampshire’s double enough to save Trinity

London’s valiant battle against relegation from Super League ended in defeat on the final night of the season, as Wakefield Trinity ensured not only their own place in the top-flight next year, but that the Broncos will be playing in the Championship. On a night where four teams were separated by points difference alone going into the final round of fixtures and a whole host of permutations were at play across three games, in the end, the one result required to create any sort of drama – a London win – failed to materialise.

With the Broncos possessing the worst points difference of the four, they had to win to stand any chance of survival, irrespective of results elsewhere. But despite battling commendably all season long against the odds, they were well-beaten here against a Wakefield side who delivered a near-perfect performance when it mattered most. London’s only points all night were late tries for Alex Walker and Brock Lamb: but by then, any chance of survival had been extinguished due to the hosts establishing a 19-0 lead.

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Written by Aaron Bower at the Mobile Rocket Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/13/wakefield-london-broncos-super-league-match-report under the title “Wakefield win to survive and condemn London Broncos to relegation”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.