St. Helens  40
London Broncos  4
St. Helens  40
London Broncos  4
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
16th Feb 2024
Super League
HOME
14058
HT:20-0

1 - Jack Welsby
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

3 - Konrad Hurrell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

5 - Waqa Blake
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

7 - Lewis Dodd
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2023 WCC

9 - Daryl Clark
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1

11 - Matt Whitley
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
2

12 - Curtis Sironen
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

13 - James Bell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2023 WCC

14 - Sione Matautia
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

15 - Jake Wingfield
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

16 - George Delaney
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

17 - Ben Davies
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH


Age in brackets is at time of match - Total average age for this team is 0 - ** non-playing sub




MATCH VIDEO

MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : Saints forced a dropout four minutes in. A penalty pushed Saints into London territory, Daryl Clark’s low kick on the last saw the visitors trapped in-goal. The repeat set saw Saints grab their first points of the season. James Bell collected a short pass from Alex Walmsley and broke though the Broncos line, he found Lewis Dodd supporting on his outside and he strolled over under the sticks. Mark Percival converted, 6-0. Two minutes later, Saints had another. From the kick off, Saints marched downfield and towards the end of the set, Bell threw a short pass left, which Matt Whitley tipped on to Jack Welsby, and with no defenders ahead of him he raced away to increase our lead. Percival missed the conversion attempt, 10-0. London tried to hit back. A 40/20 gave them great field position, that was followed by a goal-line dropout, as Welsby was forced to clear the ball into touch after a low kick. Saints got the ball back from the restart though, as the visitors dropped the ball. Saints had try number three 24 minutes in. Daryl Clark went for a run from dummy half, breaking numerous tackles, before finding Walmsley supporting on his inside. to dive over from close range. Percival added the extras, 16-0. With four minutes of the first 40 to go, Saints had their fourth try. The Red V shifted it from left to right in London territory, Jonny Lomax throwing the cut-out pass to Tommy Makinson, who strolled over in the corner. Percival missed the kick, making the half time score, 20-0 to the mighty Saints.

London looked to have gone over three minutes into the second half. Jack Campangolo’s low kick was kicked on again by Lee Kershaw, Robbie Storey won the race to the loose ball and scored in the corner. The on-field decision of try confirmed after a video referee review. Campagnolo missed the kick, 20-4. The video referee was called into action again five minutes later. Saints applied the pressure and Clark had another run from dummy half, this time spinning over under the sticks. The video referee confirming the on-field decision of try soon after. Percival converted, 26-4. London attempted to threaten another try. Iliess Marcani broke away down their left wing and tried to kick inside for some of his supporting players, however Welsby cleared the kick up and broke the other way. Another chance soon followed, but a kick near the Saints line on the last went dead in-goal, gifting the hosts a seven-tackle set. With 67 minutes on the clock, Saints had try number six. Dodd was stopped close to the Broncos line, the following play it went left Clark found Welsby, who found debutant Whitley who breezed through a gap and dove over to score. Makinson converted, 32-4. From the kick off, Saints had another. A few tackles in the ball ended up on the right edge, Konrad Hurrell broke through a tiring London line and found Lomax supporting on his inside to stroll over. Makinson’s kick hit the post and bounced out, 36-4. With less than five minutes to go, Saints had their eighth try. Welsby teased the London defence before finding Whitley again, who broke a tackle and dove over the line from close range. Makinson missed the kick, 40-4. That concluded the scoring.

Thanks to the Saints Media Centre for their excellent report.







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