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London Broncos welcome French side Catalan Dragons to Trailfinders Sports Club for a Betfred Super League showdown to start the Easter break.  Kick-off is at 7.45pm and tickets are available.

It’s been a roller coaster season so far for London Broncos on their return to the top tier of northern hemisphere club rugby league, currently in 11th place on six points.  A 42 – 24 opening day victory over Wakefield Trinity was followed by three consecutive losses before back-to-back victories including a memorable 18-16 over reigning champions Wigan Warriors.  Broncos has since lost a bit of momentum including a 48-12 reverse at high-flying Warrington Wolves earlier this month and will be gunning for a victory tonight to ensure they don’t lose touch with the teams above them.

Catalans Dragons – who made history last August becoming the first team outside of England to win the Challenge Cup in it’s 122-year history beating Warrington – are currently sixth in the Super League table with a record of 5 wins and 5 losses.  The French side will be looking to bounce back from a dramatic 31-30 home defeat to Hull FC at the weekend, Catalans losing out to a golden-point winner for the second time this season.

Kick off is at 7.45pm.

Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.

Tickets on the door subject to availability.  Checking the London Broncos Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.

london broncosAbout the Super League: The Betfred Super League is a competition featuring the top club sides in the northern hemisphere. 12 teams take part in a season running from February to October. The current champions are Wigan Warriors who beat Warrington Wolves 12-4 in the 2018 Grand Final.

All teams will play each other once home and away, plus six additional fixtures and the Dacia Magic Weekend on 25-26 May at Anfield (which is a whole round of fixtures across two days) to make 29 games of the regular season.  The side who are top of the table are awarded the League Leaders Shield.  The top-five teams then enter a play-off series to determine who takes part in the Grand Final which this year is on 12 October at Old Trafford. The team finishing bottom of the league is relegated to the Championship.

This season has seen the introduction of a golden-point extra-time.  Games level at full-time decided by two additional five-minute periods with the match declared a draw if the sides are level after the extra 10 minutes.   Time limits have also been introduced for teams to pack down for a scrum and take drop outs, while the interchange of players will be limited to 8

The Super League champions go on to play the National Rugby League (NRL) champions from Australasia in the World Cup Challenge which takes place at the beginning of the following season.  Australia’s Sydney Roosters are the current holders after their 20-8 win over Wigan Warriors in February.

Teams in the Super League also take part in the Coral Challenge Cup a knockout competition involving amateur, semi-professional and professional clubs. Super League teams enter the competition at Rounds 5 and 6 with the final played at Wembley Stadium in August. The current champions are Catalans Dragons who beat Warrington Wolves to become the first non-British team to win the cup in its 121-year history

The Super League teams for the 2019 season are Castleford Tigers, Catalan Dragons, Huddersfield Giants, Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers, Leeds Rhinos, London Broncos, Salford Red Devils, St Helens, Wakefield Trinity, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors.

London Broncos are the sole representative in the London area and play their matches in Ealing at Trailfinders Sports Centre.