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London Broncos romped to a 98-0 win over the London Barbarians at St Albans on Thursday night with a magnificent show of rugby league. The local side, comprised of players from National League 3 and 2 teams, was blown out of sight once the game had been held up for two floodlight failures caused by local power surges.
But the event was a huge success with a crowd of around 500 at Woollams, many of them for the first time, to all the Broncos Super League stars. Australian scrum-half was the pick of the bunch with a quite superb display that took the Barbarians apart in the opening 40 minutes.
The Broncos' 17 tries were scored by Andy McNally 3, Nigel Roy 3, Dennis Moran 2, John Kirkpatrick, Paul Sykes, Rob Purdham, Jim Dymock, Jon Wells, Mitchell Stringer, Mark O'Halloran, Radney Bowker, Steve Trindall. Their 15 goals all came from conversions with England international Sykes kicking six, Lee Sanderson six, Moran two and Purdham one.
London now prepare for their opening Super League game at Leeds a week on Sunday, a week before rugby league returns to Woollams as St Albans Centurions play St Ives in the pre-season RLCCup competition.