With Andrew Henderson having departed new Head Coach Danny Ward took the reigns with many pundits predicting the team would finish as low as tenth in the table. The side had other ideas and started the season with a bang winning their first seven games in a row until they lost on a wet Easter day to Toulouse Olympique. This was followed by another defeat at Leigh Centurions on Easter Monday and an away loss to Halifax. London, however, bounced back in the League despite going out of the Challenge Cup to Leigh at Leigh Sports Village.

 

Another loss in May to Leigh and two defeats to Toulouse & Toronto, both away, put the side in a tough position leading upto the Super 8’s and the chance of making the top four. The tide turned with a gutsy draw away in France and then victories over Halifax & Featherstone Rovers meant that the capital side needed to win away at Barrow by more than 46 points to Leapfrog Toulouse into the top four.

 

This they did with an emphatic 72 points to six win to take their place and confound the pundits.

 

August 9th 2018 was the first game of the eights and a last second drop goal from Jarrod Sammut saw the Broncos defeat Widnes at the Halton Stadium. This was followed up by a loss at home to Leeds and an away loss to Toronto before a win at Trailfinders over Toulouse 34-8 and a loss to Hull KR 30-18.

 

If London were to have any chance of going up they would need to beat Salford Red Devils and they duly did by 11 points to eight in Ealing. There was still a chance of going straight up had results gone their way but in the end a home win over Halifax by 23 points to 16 secured a place in the Million Pound Game. Toronto who had finished above London would host it and so the squad travelled to Canada for the biggest game in the clubs history since the Challenge Cup Final in 1999.

 

The game in Toronto was one of the most surreal that the club had ever seen but two goals from the boot of Jarrod Sammut secured a place in the 2019 Super League and London were back at the top table for the first time since 2014 with a two points to four victory in a try less match.