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Zak Hardaker out of World Club Challenge with injury

Leeds face challenge after injury rules full back Hardaker out of Melbourne clash

By
Ian Laybourn, Press Association

PUBLISHED:

21:08 GMT, 18 February 2013

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UPDATED:

21:08 GMT, 18 February 2013

Leeds will have to find a new full-back for Friday's World Club Challenge against Melbourne Storm after ruling out England international Zak Hardaker with a broken thumb.

The 21-year-old is expected to be sidelined for a month with the injury he sustained in last Friday's 42-14 Super League win over Salford.

Rhinos coach Brian McDermott also confirmed at a press conference at Headingley that prop Ryan Bailey will be out after undergoing minor knee surgery, but that second rower Brett Delaney and prop Jamie Peacock will return after missing the Salford game through injury.

Crocked: Hardaker (centre) has a broken thumb

Crocked: Hardaker (centre) has a broken thumb

Centre Kallum Watkins, who switched to full-back against the City Reds, and Australian recruit Joe Vickery are among the list of possible alternatives for the full-back role.

Vickery, 23, who was born in Exeter but raised in Australia, earned a 12-month contract with the champions after impressing in pre-season trials but damaged ankle ligaments on his debut in the opening game.

'We've a few options,' McDermott said. 'Kallum Watkins is one of them and Joe Vickery is in the mix after making a remarkable recovery.'

Brendan Rodgers arrives at court to support son Anton charged with sexual assault and voyeurism

Liverpool boss Rodgers arrives in court to support son charged with sexual assault and voyeurism

By
Paul Collins

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13:31 GMT, 21 January 2013

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UPDATED:

13:50 GMT, 21 January 2013

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was at the Old Bailey today as his son Anton arrived to face trial accused of sexual assault and voyeurism.

The offences are alleged to have taken place at the Jury’s Inn hotel in Brighton, East Sussex, in July 2011.

Brighton and Hove Albion players Rodgers, 19, Lewis Dunk, 21, George Barker, 21, and former team-mate Steve Cook, 21, who now plays for Bournemouth, deny the charges.

Trial: Anton Rodgers has arrived at the Old Bailey on charges of sexual assault and voyeurism

Trial: Anton Rodgers has arrived at the Old Bailey on charges of sexual assault and voyeurism

Trial: Anton Rodgers has arrived at the Old Bailey on charges of sexual assault and voyeurism

Trial: Anton Rodgers has arrived at the Old Bailey on charges of sexual assault and voyeurism

The players are alleged to have assaulted a woman at the hotel. Rodgers, Barker and Cook are on bail.

The trial is not due to open in front of a jury until tomorrow.

Strolling: Rodgers walks to the court

Anton Rodgers, 19

Brighton defender Ben Sampayo, 19, has been told no further action will be taken against him over the alleged incident after he was arrested.

A sixth player, Seagulls midfielder Tommy Elphick, 24, was released without charge following the original arrests in January.

The charges come after a four-month investigation by Sussex Police.

League One round-up: Sheffield United go top

League One round-up: Blades top as Crawley are cut down by McMahon

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18:17 GMT, 22 December 2012

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UPDATED:

18:17 GMT, 22 December 2012

Sheffield United moved top of npower League One with a 2-0 win at Crawley.

The fixture was one of just four played in the third tier due to the awful weather, and two sweetly-struck free-kicks from Tony McMahon ensured the Blades made the most of their rivals having their games postponed.

Blades of glory: McMahon bends a free kick round the Crawley wall

Blades of glory: McMahon bends a free kick round the Crawley wall

Walsall picked up their first win in
17 games as they saw off Colchester 1-0, Febian Brandy scoring the only
goal just after the hour mark.

Yeovil chalked up a big win as they eased past Oldham with a 4-1 victory at Huish Park. Jose
Baxter had given the visitors an early lead, but a Gavin Williams'
double, the first from the spot, and a James Hayter strike put the
Glovers 3-1 to the good.

Latics striker Robbie Simpson was then dismissed for his challenge on Marek Stech, and Paddy Madden completed the scoring.

The day's other game saw Preston draw
1-1 at Coventry. James Bailey put the Sky Blues ahead but Lee Holmes
earned North End a share of the spoils.

ICC launch probe into corruption allegations against umpires

ICC to launch probe into allegations of corruption against umpires

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UPDATED:

17:23 GMT, 8 October 2012

The ICC has confirmed it is urgently investigating allegations of corruption made by an Indian television news channel against ICC umpires.

India TV named six officials it claimed were willing to fix matches for money in the build-up to the World Twenty20.

The ICC have urged the private station to hand over any documents which could help its probe into the allegations, while reiterating its zero-tolerance stance towards corruption and stressing none of the umpires named were involved in the recently-concluded World Twenty20.

An ICC statement read: 'The ICC and its
relevant members have been made aware of the allegations made by India
TV this evening and calls on the station to turnover any information
which can assist the ICC's urgent investigations into this matter.

Allegations: ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat

Allegations: ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat

'The ICC re-iterates its zero-tolerance towards corruption whether alleged against players or officials. The ICC confirms that none of the umpires named were involved in any of the official games of the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

'The ICC will not make any further comment on this issue.'

It is not the first controversy to hit cricket in recent years.

Pakistan internationals Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were jailed in 2011 after being found guilty of bowling deliberate no-balls in a Test match.

In June this year Danish Kaneria was handed a life suspension and labelled 'a grave danger to the game of cricket' by the England and Wales Cricket Board after being found guilty of two charges of ECB regulations.

Kaneria's former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield, who in February was sentenced to four months in prison after admitting a spot-fixing charge at the Old Bailey, was given a five-year ban after pleading guilty to one offence.

World Twenty20: Australia through to last four

Australia advance to last four of World Twenty20 despite narrow defeat to Pakistan

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14:24 GMT, 2 October 2012

Australia sustained a 32-run defeat in their final Super Eights match against Pakistan, but were still able to celebrate a place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals while their conquerors faced an anxious wait in Colombo.

Pakistan will know their fate only after the result of South Africa versus India this evening, but Australia successfully booked their place in the last four as they edgily reached their qualification target of 112 runs.

Their final score of 117 for seven was nowhere near enough to win the match, with Pakistan making 149 for six in the first innings.

We're through: Australia advanced to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 despite suffering a 17-run defeat to Pakistan

We're through: Australia advanced to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 despite suffering a 17-run defeat to Pakistan

Starc the Star: Australia celebrate after Mitchell Starc removes Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez

Starc the Star: Australia celebrate after Mitchell Starc removes Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez

Big hitter: Nasir Jamshed of Pakistan goes for a boundary in the final Super Eight match in Colombo

Big hitter: Nasir Jamshed of Pakistan goes for a boundary in the final Super Eight match in Colombo

Australia skipper George Bailey won the toss and opted to field first, Mitchell Starc making good on that call when he removed the dangerous Mohammad Hafeez for four with the first ball of the second over.

The left-armer should have added the scalp of Nasir Jamshed for a duck two deliveries later, but he was dropped by Glen Maxwell at slip.

Jamshed was soon off the mark and a couple of quick boundaries by Imran Nazir got Pakistan's innings going.

The on-song Shane Watson accounted for Nazir (14) just before the end of the powerplay, but Jamshed continued compiling runs steadily alongside Kamran Akmal.

Fifty run salute: Jamshed celebrates his half century as Pakistan beat Australia to give themselves a chance of reaching the semi-finals

Fifty run salute: Jamshed celebrates his half century as Pakistan beat Australia to give themselves a chance of reaching the semi-finals

Butter fingers: Umar Akmal drops his bat as he scrambles through for a single

Butter fingers: Umar Akmal drops his bat as he scrambles through for a single

Jamshed struck Pat Cummins for the first six of the day in the 11th over and followed with a second off Xavier Doherty moments later.

Four more off Brad Hogg brought up Jamshed's 50 and Akmal clubbed a six of his own off the veteran spinner.

Doherty eventually prised out Jamshed for 55 and Starc returned to remove Akmal and Shahid Afridi as he returned three for 20.

Only Abdul Razzaq, with 22 off 17 balls, made a significant contribution in the closing overs.

Australia's dangerous opening pair failed a trial by spin, both Watson and David Warner lbw for eight to Raza Hasan and Hafeez respectively.

Eyes on the ball: Kamran Akmal plays a shot

Eyes on the ball: Kamran Akmal plays a shot

Number three Mike Hussey provided the backbone of the innings, making 54 not out in 47 balls, including the boundary that ensured his side would continue in the competition.

But he was the only man to get to grips with the Pakistan attack.

Bailey hit a four and a six before falling for 15 to Saeed Ajmal, who also deceived Matthew Wade and Cummins with successive balls.

Hafeez and Hasan finished with with two wickets apiece as Cameron White and Maxwell also fell to turn.

Wigan 12 Leeds 13: Kevin Sinfield sends Leeds to Grand Final

Wigan 12 Leeds 13: Sinfield's late strike sends Leeds to Grand Final after thriller

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21:19 GMT, 28 September 2012

Kevin Sinfield booted the match-winning penalty three minutes from time as Leeds clinched victory in one of Super League's most remarkable play-off thrillers.

Wigan trailed 11-0 at half-time and looked well beaten as the ruthless Rhinos threatened to disappear out of sight.

But the hosts rallied after the break through Harrison Hansen’s try before Pat Richards crossed in the corner and landed a brilliant touchline conversion to put the Warriors 12-11 up.

We're going to Old Trafford: Leeds Rhinos' players celebrate their victory in the qualifying semi-final

We're going to Old Trafford: Leeds Rhinos' players celebrate their victory in the qualifying semi-final

Getting a grip: Wigan's Epalahame Lauaki holds off Leeds' Ryan Bailey at the DW Stadium

Getting a grip: Wigan's Epalahame Lauaki holds off Leeds' Ryan Bailey at the DW Stadium

However, Sinfield was on hand to book another Rhinos Grand Final appearance when Rob Burrow caught Wigan offside in a stunning finish.

Wigan were rocked before kick-off when Sam Tomkins withdrew through injury, but few expected them to lack so much direction during a first half in which they offered virtually nothing in attack.

Ouch: Brett Delaney is tackled by Wigan's Liam Farrell (left), Sean O'Loughlin and Jeff Lima (ground)

Ouch: Brett Delaney is tackled by Wigan's Liam Farrell (left), Sean O'Loughlin and Jeff Lima (ground)

Play-off masters Leeds clicked into gear to produce their most dominant 40 minutes of the season just when they needed it most, suffocating Wigan’s few moments of hope with a line-speed in defence that kept the hosts frustrated.

And just as Wigan appeared to be getting on top, Leeds landed the sucker punch. Leeds prop Jamie Peacock was penalised for interference but it was the visitors who struck from the resulting Wigan attack through Kallum Watkins’ 90-metre interception of Brett Finch’s pass.

No holds barred: Leeds' Kylie Leuluai is held by the Wigan Warriors' defence

No holds barred: Leeds' Kylie Leuluai is held by the Wigan Warriors' defence

Round of applause: Leeds fans celebrate their victory and reaching the Grand Final

Round of applause: Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory and reaching the Grand Final

Sinfield converted easily and knocked over two more goals in quick succession when referee Richard Silverwood ruled indiscretions against Hansen and Finch.

The hosts finally came to life when Thomas Leuluai fed Hansen two minutes after the restart, raising hopes of a comeback — which they came desperately close to completing.

World Twenty20 2012: Team-by-team guide

Your essential team-by-team guide to the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka

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UPDATED:

14:23 GMT, 16 September 2012

England begin the defence of their ICC World Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka later this month. Here, Sportsmail takes a look at the teams competing in the tournament…

AFGHANISTAN

The minnows have come a long way since being granted ICC membership in 2001 and earned the right to compete in their first major tournament after finishing as runners-up to Ireland in the qualifying tournament. They are unlikely to progress beyond the group stage after being drawn against two previous winners – England and India – but a lack of expectation reduces the pressure on them.

AUSTRALIA

Although Australia finished runners-up to England in 2010 in the Caribbean, they have not won a series in the shortest form since then in eight attempts, are led by George Bailey – who has just a handful of T20 caps to his name – and recently suffered the ignominy of falling below Ireland in the ICC world rankings.

Old foes: Australia captain George Bailey (right) shakes hands with his England counterpart Stuart Broad

Old foes: Australia captain George Bailey (right) shakes hands with his England counterpart Stuart Broad

BANGLADESH

The Tigers are seen as the whipping boys in Test cricket and do not fare much better in either of the shorter formats. They were eliminated in the group stages in both of the previous two World Twenty20 tournaments and are odds-on for the hat-trick having been drawn to face New Zealand and 2009 winners Pakistan in Group D.

ENGLAND

Much of the build-up to the defence of their crown will centre on the omission of Kevin Pietersen, who was named player of the tournament when they claimed their first ICC trophy and has scored over 500 runs more than any other England batsman in the Twenty20 format. Captain Stuart Broad can approach this tournament with confidence as England have had a decent record since their triumph in the West Indies two years ago.

Defending champions: England lift the World Twenty20 trophy back in 2010

Defending champions: England lift the World Twenty20 trophy back in 2010

INDIA

The champions of the inaugural 2007 tournament have a natural advantage due to their familiarity with sub-continental conditions, while the expected return of big-hitting all-rounder Yuvraj Singh will be a bonus. But they are hardly striking fear into their opponents, losing to England – whom they will face in Group A along with Afghanistan – both home and away last year.

IRELAND

Ireland have shown in the past they are more than capable of upsetting the odds, so their Group B opponents Australia and West Indies should not be complacent. They won the ICC World Twenty20 qualifier to earn their place in Sri Lanka and have chosen an experienced 15-man squad that boasts plenty of familiar faces from the LV= County Championship.

NEW ZEALAND

Seen as the over-achievers in the World Cup having reached the semi-finals on the last two occasions, the Black Caps have been decidedly mediocre in the World Twenty20, with just one last-four appearance – in 2007. New Zealand have several big-hitters in their ranks – Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum and Jacob Oram to name but three – but their current travails with spin on the tour of India is a foreboding sign.

Stalwarts: India's MS Dhoni (left) and New Zealand's Brendon McCullum (right)

Stalwarts: India's MS Dhoni (left) and New Zealand's Brendon McCullum (right)

PAKISTAN

Mohammad Hafeez's men have played more Twenty20 matches than any other nation, although they have a decidedly patchy record, with victories over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as well as defeats to South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies and England. Yet Pakistan have an enviable record in the World Twenty20: runners-up in 2007, champions two years later and semi-finalists in the West Indies in 2010. All-rounder Shahid Afridi will once again be expected to take centre-stage.

Home advantage: Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara

Home advantage: Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara

SOUTH AFRICA

The perennial under-achievers have yet to shake off their 'chokers' tag in the big tournaments but they are currently top of the Twenty20 world rankings, having lost just two of their last 13 matches. Perhaps the only thing missing from their armoury is a world-class spinner, which could prove pivotal on the sub-continent.

SRI LANKA

Playing in front of their own supporters will make Sri Lanka one of the favourites for the competition, according to Kumar Sangakkara. 'Home advantage is… about playing in your country, playing in front of the people who cheer and love you,' the veteran batsman said. They have every reason to be confident after finishing runners-up in 2009 and semi-finalists the following year.

WEST INDIES

If West Indies are to enjoy a successful tournament, they will surely need the destructive Chris Gayle to come to the fore. His return to the international fold after 18 months following a dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board has galvanised the team in all formats. They are not a one-man side, however, with Kieron Pollard equally capable of changing the course of an innings.

ZIMBABWE

The fact that Zimbabwe have not won a Twenty20 game in 10 attempts – losing 2-0 to India, South Africa, Pakistan and New Zealand (twice) respectively – in a run stretching back to the 2010 World Twenty20, have not progressed beyond the group stages of the competition and will face hosts Sri Lanka and South Africa in Group C this time around means they are widely expected to suffer another early exit.

Kevin Pietersen crisis – divisions deeper than ever

KP cut further adrift as exiled batsman continues to bear grudge over Twitter fake

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UPDATED:

22:38 GMT, 9 September 2012

Great divide: Kevin Pietersen

Great divide: Kevin Pietersen

The Kevin Pietersen crisis took yet another twist on Sunday when it became clear that the bitter divisions within the England team run deeper than ever.

Sportsmail revealed that Pietersen lost his central contract after refusing to concede that he was totally in the wrong over the breakdown in relations with his team-mates that left him in exile and shattered the team spirit Andy Flower holds so dear.

Pietersen still feels his team-mates had an involvement in the parody Twitter account that has upset him so much and on Sunday it was alleged that the errant star believes Graeme Swann and Jimmy Anderson had an input into the 'KPGenius' account created by friend of the players Richard Bailey.

Stuart Broad has already been cleared by
the ECB of having anything to do with the send-up of Pietersen’s ego,
while Swann took to Twitter on Sunday night to insist he wasn’t involved and
Sportsmail understands that Anderson privately vehemently denies any
involvement too.

Swann wrote: 'Sorry to disappoint all you piers morgan fans but KP's parody had nothing to do with me. I suggest a warm cocoa and an early night.'

Yet the fact that Anderson’s new autobiography, serialised in the Mail on Sunday, criticises the captaincy of both Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff is being offered as evidence of double standards by Pietersen supporters.

It was the criticism of Andrew Strauss in messages sent by Pietersen to South African players, exposed by Sportsmail, that sparked this affair.

The ECB consider the Twitter business to be a side issue and accept that Broad, Anderson and Swann had nothing to do with it. That leaves Pietersen further away from a return to the fold than ever and almost certainly out of the Test squad to tour India.

Centre of the storm: KP is understood to hold Graeme Swann and James Anderson responsible

Centre of the storm: KP is understood to hold Graeme Swann and James Anderson responsible

Rival: KP is understood to hold Graeme Swann and James Anderson responsible

England (probable)

Hales, Kieswetter (wkt), Bopara (or Wright), Morgan, Bairstow, Buttler, Patel, Broad (capt), Swann, Finn, Dernbach.

South Africa (probable): Levi, Kallis, Du Plessis, De Villiers (capt and wkt), Duminy, Ontong, A Morkel, Botha, Peterson, Steyn, Tsotsobe.

Umpires: Richard Illingworth and Rob Bailey (Eng). TV umpire: Michael Gough.

England, meanwhile, must today decide whether they retain faith in Ravi Bopara who is devoid of all confidence.

Bopara’s woeful form since he returned from a domestic crisis – 28 runs in eight innings – reached a nadir at Durham when England’s decision to bat him at No 3 backfired in South Africa’s seven-wicket Twenty20 international victory on Saturday.

England believe his bowling will be extremely useful on Sri Lankan pitches in the World Twenty20 later this month but it is difficult to see how they can justify his inclusion in tonight’s match at Old Trafford.

London Broncos 48 Hull KR 42: Kieran Dixon try double

London Broncos 48 Hull KR 42: Dixon and Robertson end on a high

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UPDATED:

15:29 GMT, 8 September 2012

Kieran Dixon and Michael Robertson
ran in two tries each as the Broncos ended their Stobart Super League
season on a high by beating Hull KR 48-42.

The full-back and winger grabbed a
try apiece in each half as the Londoners made it four wins from their
final five games of the campaign in a thrilling finale.

Victory is ours: Broncos' Olsi Krasniqi celebrates his try

Victory is ours: Broncos' Olsi Krasniqi celebrates his try

For Rovers it was a disappointing finish having had their play-off hopes ended by Wigan last week.

With David Hodgson missing due to a hamstring tear, Rovers coach Craig Sandercock elected to give a senior debut to winger Nick Johnson.

For the Broncos, Chris Bailey and Dan Sarginson returned to the starting line-up, with hooker Julien Rinaldi beginning his final game before retirement among the replacements.

The hosts made the brighter start, Robertson giving London an early lead when he claimed Luke Dorn's kick to crash over.

Around the Horne: Chris Bailey drives past Hull Kar's Graham Horne to score

Around the Horne: Chris Bailey drives past Hull Kar's Graham Horne to score

And things got even better for the Broncos 10 minutes in, Omari Caro intercepting a Michael Dobson pass and showing an impressive burst of pace to surge the length of the field and touch down.

Battling to ensure they avoided finishing bottom of the pile, it was the men from the capital who were asking most of the questions, prompted by the ever-alert Craig Gower.

London should have stretched further ahead midway through the half, but Chad Randall was unable to wrestle the ball free having wriggled to the line.

Not this time: Hull KR's Nick Johnson is tackled by Mike McMeeken (right) and Olsi Krasniqi (left)

Not this time: Hull KR's Nick Johnson is tackled by Mike McMeeken (right) and Olsi Krasniqi (left)

Ben Galea, in his last game in Rovers colours, was trying hard to lift the visitors, but each time the Robins got deep into London territory a risky pass cost them dear.

And that profligacy came to the fore again after 24 minutes, David Howell blocking a Dobson grubber and engineering a counterattack that saw Chris Bailey release Dixon to scorch home from inside his own half.

Rovers were offering precious little, and London stretched even further ahead when Bailey was first to ground a Gower grubber as it rolled beyond the posts.

Not today: London's Luke Dorn is held up

Not today: London's Luke Dorn is held up

The visitors finally got on the board seven minutes before the break, Micky Paea dumping Olsi Krasniqi on the ground as he rumbled to the line.

Suddenly Rovers had a spring in their step and they added a further try before the break, Richard Beaumont finishing off good work from Dobson.

Any thoughts of a drop in the scoring after the interval were quickly put to bed after 45 minutes, Dixon adding his second score in the corner after good hands from Mark Bryant and Sarginson.

The tries kept on coming, Dave Peterson the next to cross after good work from Craig Hall as Rovers once again hauled themselves back into the contest.

In with a shout: Krasniqi scores for the Broncos

In with a shout: Krasniqi scores for the Broncos

Each time the visitors sniffed a chance though the Londoners hit back, Robertson adding his second score after 55 minutes, with Dobson sin-binned for dissent in the aftermath of the score.

To their credit the Robins did add a score when down to 12 men, Chris Heil burrowing over in the corner.

And things took another turn when Sandercock's men struck again shortly afterwards, Mika shrugging off four tacklers to touch down.

The home fans thought they were able to breathe a sigh of relief when Krasniqi rumbled over after good work from Rinaldi, but they still needed a late Dorn try after Rovers scores from Galea, Mika and Dobson in the closing moments.

Gower was on form with the boot for the home side with eight successful kicks. For Hull KR Dobson landed four kicks and Hall one.

St Helens 30 London Broncos 0: Wellens double inspires Saints

St Helens 30 London Broncos 0: Wellens double inspires Saints

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UPDATED:

21:39 GMT, 31 August 2012

Saints skipper Paul Wellens struck at the double to move his side nearer a top four play-off spot.

Mark Flanagan also crossed twice for Saints who led only 6-0 until just before the break.

The Broncos were in confident mood
after three wins in a row – the last a 62-18 hammering of cup winners
Warrington a fortnight ago.

Going over: Paul Wellens scores the fourth try for St Helens

Going over: Paul Wellens scores the fourth try for St Helens

London were missing Chris Bailey, Chris Melling and Michael Witt, with Dan Sarginson still out after a month's absence with an ankle problem.

Saints welcomed back Jon Wilkin and Josh Jones to compensate for the loss of Michael Shenton and Chris Flannery.

Saints, who won 34-24 at the Stoop on the opening day of the season, took only three minutes to go ahead when Tony Puletua burst on to a James Roby pass to score near the posts and Jonny Lomax converted.

Saints took advantage of a high tackle by Tony Clubb on Roby in the build-up to Puletua's opener.

Clubb made amends by intercepting a Lomax pass to deny Saints a second try and Broncos hit back to apply pressure.

Referee Richard Silverwood awarded 10 penalties in a stop-start opening 17 minutes. Saints introduced Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook off the bench midway through the first half and he immediately made his presence felt against his old club with some tough tackling.

A storming burst by Sol Soliola tested the Broncos defence, which was equal to the task until another penalty allowed Lomax to carve out a try for Mark Flanagan after 35 minutes.

Lomax missed the straightforward conversion to leave Saints ahead 10-0 with Paul Wellens having a try disallowed just before the break for a forward pass.

Saints made a storming start to the second half with Luke Dorn, making his 200th appearance in the British game, forced to race back to pull off a try-saving tackle on Francis Meli.

But a blunder by Omari Caro, who failed to collect a Lomax kick, led to Flanagan's second try after 45 minutes to make it 14-0.

Then Wellens added Saints' fourth touchdown to score for his fifth successive match but Lomax missed his third conversion from four attempts.

Clubb was held up over the line for the Broncos before Wellens took Puletua's pass to grab his second try and make it 24-0 on the hour.

Dorn almost notched a Broncos try in front of the 13,262 crowd but was recalled for a forward pass from Chad Randall.

London held out until Anthony Laffranchi crashed over for the final try in the last minute