In-form Broncos avoid wooden spoon
Tony Rea was delighted as London Broncos avoided the Super League wooden spoon with a thrilling 48-42 victory over Hull KR.
London led 24-0 and 42-26 in the season finale at the Stoop but were left hanging on in the face of a late Rovers fightback.
Craig Gower's faultless goal-kicking display proved the difference as the Broncos secured their fourth victory in five matches to end a disappointing season in style.
"I am just delighted that we found a way to get a result. We had to find a way to get through some very tough periods and emerge emotionally," said Rea, who has enjoyed a honeymoon period on his return to the club.
"I thought both teams were in a strange position going into the game as there was nothing really riding on it.
"But we had some big performances out there from the likes of Mark Bryant and Kieran Dixon continues to do some wonderful things."
London took control of the contest thanks to tries from Michael Robertson, Omari Caro, Dixon and Chris Bailey. However, two tries in the final 10 minutes of the first half from Micky Paea and Richard Beaumont kept Rovers in touch.
Dixon and Robertson went over for the hosts in the second half, but tries from Dave Petersen, Chris Heil and Con Mika ensured a nervy finish.
The two sides continued to exchange tries before Luke Dorn made the match safe for London five minutes from time.