Match Preview: London Broncos (A)

St.Helens head to Twickenham Stoop for the first time in over a decade as London Broncos return to their former home for this fixture which kicks off at 3pm on Sunday, 16th June.


London Broncos Reserves vs St.Helens Reserves – 12:30pm KO

Originally scheduled to take place at Rosslyn Park around 20 minutes away from Twickenham, the Reserves clash between London and St.Helens is now the curtain raiser at The Stoop!

So gates at the stadium will open at midday (12pm/noon), half an hour before kick-off. Fans can get double the matches with the tickets already secured, plus you can see some of our next-gen in action!

Derek Hardman’s Saints are on a winning run of four matches now with a clinical and dominant performance over Bradford Bulls a fortnight ago, running out 68-12 winners in the end. It came on the back of wins over Castleford away, and bruising battles at home against Hull FC and Wakefield.

Heading into this round of fixtures, Saints Reserves sit second in the Reserves League table with a game in hand too to play.


St.Helens’ away support will be together in the North Stand of The Stoop.

Tickets can still be purchased online via London Broncos’ ticketing website to save some time and money, but tickets on gameday will be available via the Ticket Office at Twickenham Stoop Stadium – however prices are expected to be increased at the ground.

  • Adults – £20
  • Concession (60+) (Students) – £15
  • Juniors (5-18) – £5

Under 5’s are free but a ticket must be provided via the Ticket Office.

Supporters travelling with the Club on our official Coach Travel must be ready for departure time of 8:30am on Sunday morning from the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Please be aware that alcohol is not permitted on any of our club coaches which are stewarded. Any foul and abusive language or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated on our coaches. 


Head Coach Paul Wellens makes just one change to the side that was declared for the Round 13 victory over Catalans Dragons with Leon Cowen stepping out of the 21-man squad. For the first time Saints Academy player Harry Robertson is named after stepping up into the First Team training environment in recent weeks!

Click or tap on the image below to read more about our Round Fourteen squad news.

The Broncos like Saints have had the previous week off due to the Challenge Cup Final, they make two changes to the squad they last named for their away loss to Salford Red Devils. Rob Butler and Jack Hughes step out whilst Ethan Natoli and Emmanuel Waine come in.

London Broncos’ 21-man squad vs St.Helens

1. Alex Walker, 2. Lee Kershaw, 3. Jarred Bassett, 4. Hakim Miloudi, 5. Iliess Macani, 7. James Meadows, 9. Sam Davis, 10. Lewis Bienek, 11. Will Lovell, 12. Ethan Natoli, 15. Marcus Stock, 16. Jordan Williams, 17. Sadiq Adebiyi, 18. Emmanuel Waine, 19. Rhys Kennedy, 20. Oliver Leyland, 21. Robbie Storey, 23. Josh Rourke, 24. Matt Davis, 29. Jacob Jones, 34. Ugo Tison.



Castleford Tigers 8-10 Wigan Warriors
Hull KR 32-6 Huddersfield Giants
Warrington Wolves 14-25 Salford Red Devils


Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos – 3pm
Catalans Dragons vs Leigh Leopards – 5:30pm

Take a look at how the Betfred Super League table looks ahead of Round 14 by clicking here.


Ben spoke on his feelings this season with playing time being limited by the strength in the squad in his position, but said he understands the position he is in, and is just willing to help the team in whatever way he can.

He went on to discuss how the squad know this is a game that we have to perform well in and despite the position London find themselves in, we wont be taking this lightly, and definitely won’t go into this game underestimating the opposition.

Watch the full player preview with Ben on Saints TV!


St.Helens will be wearing our 24 Away Kit in London!

Our colours for the road this year are a striking black and red combo, a modern and exciting colour clash that delivers a memorable design.

The shirt is predominantly a deep black with a tonal grey pixel design to the front and back, as well as a red pixelated Chevron design to the sides of the torso.

Get your 24 Away Kit online by visiting!


Saints will be covering the match in full across our Live Match Centre where you can find out the team news, follow live game updates, get behind the scenes photos and catch up on all the stories of the game.

Our club social media accounts will also keep supporters updated. Follow us on: X/Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Highlights and the full match replay will be available for Saints TV subscribers.

Sky Sports subscribers can watch it live on Sky Sports Action, as can SuperLeague+ subscribers.


James Vella will be the referee for Sunday’s Super League fixture, and he will be supported by Touch Judges G. Jones and W. Turley, and as with all Super League fixtures in 2024 there will also be the Video Referee Tom Grant at Rugby League’s remote refereeing base.


Super League summary

St Helens hold a strong advantage over London Broncos in the Super League era, including when the side were known as Harlequins between 2006 and 2011. Saints have won 40 meetings with one of those wins in the 2003 Play-Offs, whilst London have won 8 times, and the two sides have drawn twice.

The Red V’s highest score over London came in 2003 at Knowsley Road winning 62-16, whilst the widest points margin was away in 2008 in a big 54-0 victory.

Last ten meetings

St Helens 40, London Broncos 4 (SLR1, 16/2/24)
London Broncos 32, St Helens 12 (SLR23, 21/7/19) (at Trailfinders Sports Ground, Ealing)
London Broncos 23, St Helens 22 (aet) (SLR17, 9/6/19) (at Trailfinders Sports Ground, Ealing)
St Helens 26, London Broncos 0 (SLR5, 8/3/19)
London Broncos 16, St Helens 58 (SLR21, 19/7/14) (at The Hive, Barnet)
St Helens 48, London Broncos 18 (SLR11, 1/5/14)
St Helens 38, London Broncos 10 (SLR24, 9/8/13)
London Broncos 21, St Helens 14 (SLR13, 27/4/13) (at Twickenham Stoop)
St Helens 30, London Broncos 0 (SLR26, 31/8/12)
London Broncos 24, St Helens 34 (SLR1, 4/2/12) (at Twickenham Stoop)


Wellens talks about the challenge of facing a London side who are attack-minded and throw the ball about looking to create chances. Furthermore, the Broncos will be highly motivated to perform at what many of their supporters would consider perhaps their spiritual home.

The Saints boss has laid down the task to his players, to focus on playing a tough game and not thinking solely about scoring points.

Saints TV subscribers can watch the full Coach Preview with Paul Wellens!


Ryan Hall on Friday night confirmed his place in the history books by scoring his 248th Super League try, taking him above Danny McGuire in the all-time leaders record.

As it stands, Makinson is currently in eighth spot in the list with 185 tries, just behind Ryan Atkins who has 186. One four-pointer would see Tommy move into joint seventh, with a second taking outright on his own in that spot.


It was an incredible achievement for the Capital club to return to the big time last Autumn, but it was something they richly deserved for their fantastic efforts in the Championship play-offs.

Finishing fifth in the regular season meant London would need to get eliminator victories over Sheffield Eagles and then high-flying Featherstone Rovers to make it to the Grand Final. They did that, but would need to go away once more to Toulouse Olympique… A famous comeback win 14-18 over the French side booked the Broncos back into Super League for 2024.

Their indicative IMG grading has all but confirmed that London are unlikely to be back in the top-flight in 2025, but that should mean the pressure is off. Their Head Coach Mike Eccles was the winner of the Championship Coach of the Year in 2023 and he has calmly built a good environment for which London can grow, and green shoots of hope have emerged despite their position in the table.

The Broncos only have one win to their name so far in 2024, an impressive home victory over Hull FC at Cherry Red Records Stadium during May. The goal now will be to build on that and earn their second result of the campaign so far.

London celebrating their 34-18 win over Hull FC on Sunday, 12th May – their only win of the 2024 Super League season so far.

15 members of the London team that have taken to the field in 2024 are products of their Academy such as pivots James Meadows and Oliver Leyland, plus there are players who are great representatives of rugby league in the south playing for Broncos. That’s a huge positive for our sport, having the club be such a key hub outside of the traditional heartlands.

Having that belief to do London proud is clear, and there is more emotion for Broncos ahead of our game on Sunday as they return to their former home ground for the first time in over a decade.

Saints’ trips to London have never been easy, and Wellens knows his men need to be right up for the challenge of going to The Stoop against Eccles’ spirited men in the capital.


  • Oliver Leyland – alongside James Meadows in the halves, he has demonstrated when confident he is more than comfortable playing out of his own half and opening up defences to turn pressure arouud
  • Alex Walker – loyal to London, Walker is a solid fullback who was pivotal to their play-off run, including being named Player of the Match in the Championship Grand Final
  • Hakim Miloudi – versatile, his skill can lend him to play in a number of positions and his combinations with his teammates will likely be the root of London’s attacks

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