London Broncos 16 Dewsbury Rams 20: Four-star Rams end Broncos’ home run

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Dewsbury Rams made it four away wins on the bounce in the Kingstone Press Championship as they edged past London Broncos 20-16.

And with Rams having won their last three away matches against Doncaster, Batley and Workington, and London Broncos being unbeaten at The Hive so far this season, something had to give.

Broncos broke the deadlock in the seventh minute when Iliess Macani galloped free down the wing, reversed the ball inside to Ben Hellewell who touched down under the sticks.

Karl Pryce stepped forward, palmed away a few tackles to tumble over the line in reply. Tom Hemingway levelled the game with a perfect conversion from an acute angle before half-time.

Dewsbury came out flying for the second half and took the lead for the first time through a Callan Beckett try and Kieran Hyde conversion.

Broncos’ star man Macani jinked his way over in the 50th minute to bring the match back level.

The Rams took a real hold on the game just after the hour when Hyde converted a simple penalty before Aaron Brown found a gap in the Broncos’ back line to score. Hyde converted to make it 20-12.

Macani scored a consolation try at the death as Dewsbury saw out a valuable victory.

London Broncos: Hellewell, Williams, Farrar, Naiqama, Macani, Keyes, Gilmore, Lovegrove, Dwyer, Minchella. Subs: Nasso, Thackray, Dollapi, Everett.

Dewsbury: Hyde, Morton, Beckett, Pryce, Crookes, Seymour, Trackeray, Hepworth, Hemingway, Jackson, Spicer, Adamson, Adamson. Subs: Aizue, Smith, Brown, Wildie.

Referee: Mike Woodhead.

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