- Match Report as Wigan Warriors Reserves beat London Broncos Reserves in the Capital.
- Warriors scored fourteen tries in the huge win on the road.
- FT | London Broncos Reserves 6-72 Wigan Warriors Reserves.
Wigan Warriors Reserves put in a fantastic display to beat London Broncos Reserves in fine fashion in the Capital on Saturday afternoon.
Reagan Sumner, Ben O’Keefe and Maddox Jeffrey all got hat-tricks as the Warriors eased to victory, collecting a 14-try haul against London Broncos Reserves on Saturday afternoon.
A good start to the game saw Reagan Sumner cross for two in ten minutes, both tries were scored in identical fashion as good support play on the right wing allowed Sumner to sneak in at the corner for both efforts, though both conversion attempts were off target as Wigan led 8-0 early on.
Ben O’Keefe was next to go over, as he also crashed over in the right corner after some fantastic build-up play from the Warriors. A break saw Wigan use the supporting player on the inside before shipping it back to the outside for the score, another unsuccessful conversion saw the Cherry & Whites at 12-0.
Tom Mitchell extended the lead in the 24th minute as Wigan kept the ball alive with some nice offloads to see Mitchell race on the left wing before cutting inside to score under the sticks, converted by Tyrer to make it 18-0
Mitchell was almost in again as he came close to the goal line, but London were penalised and Wigan had a full set from short range. The tapped ball came to Toby Brannan who showed great determination to outmuscle the defender and evade the tackle to get some yards and place the ball down for the try and extend the lead to 24-0.
The Broncos did get one back just short of half time, the hosts had got themselves in some good field position and the Warriors were caught napping as a quick dive for the whitewash from dummy half saw Cane open the Broncos account. The effort was converted to make it 24-6 at the half time break.
Back underway for the second half and it took just one minute for the Warriors to go over again, Reagan Sumner claiming his hat-trick try with an acrobatic effort in the corner, converted by Tyrer to see Wigan out to 30-6.
Reece Stanton was next to add his name to the tally, coming in on a diagonal run to break through and ease under the sticks, before Ben O’Keefe added a quick fire double just a few minutes later to complete his hat-trick on the afternoon, two of the three scores were converted for 46-6.
Harvey Wilson crossed on the hour mark, latching onto an inside ball on the half way line to race away and score under the uprights, easy enough for Umyla Hanley to add the two to put Wigan 52-6 ahead with 20 minutes still to play.
With Wigan in full control, Maddox Jeffrey then added a double of his own. The first was a foot race on the right wing, where Jeffrey eased to victory, before the second two minutes later saw him complete the move from the back of the scrum.
Tom Mitchell added a second himself in the 72nd minute, easing over after an overlap on the left wing but it was Maddox Jeffrey who rounded off proceedings, and a hat-trick of his own in the 76th minute of the game to confirm a huge 72-6 victory for the Reserves.
London Broncos: Rhys Cotter, Shane Hurley, William Hunter, Owen Chance, David Bofenda, Alex Deery, Elliott Hutchings, Terrence Nyamuzinga, Ryan Cane, Kyle Armstrong, Aporosa Bainikoro,Harry Stevens, Kayne Chan-Kitchener.
Interchanges: Jy-Mel Coleman, Josh Dalton, Louie Stillman
Tries: Cane (38′)
Wigan Warriors: Umyla Hanley, Reagan Sumner, Ben O’Keefe, Maddox Jeffrey, Tom Mitchell, Kieran Tyrer, Adam Jones, Jack Bibby, Tom Forber, Ramon Silva, Kyle Huish, Ellis Hobson, Toby Brannan.
Interchanges: Lewis Pinder, Harry Smithers, Reece Stanton, Harvey Wilson.
Tries: Sumner (2′, 12′, 41′), O’Keefe (17′, 54′, 57′), Mitchell (24′, 72′), Brannan (31′), Stanton (48′), Wilson (60′), Jeffrey (62′, 67′, 76′)
Goals: Tyrer 5/8, Hanley 2/4, O’Keefe 1/2