Warriors lose again as Broncos beat defending champions

Defending Super League champions Wigan Warriors lost for the third time in four games as newly promoted London Broncos registered an 18-16 triumph.

The key moment came early in the second half when Kieran Dixon ran the length of the field for a try after the Warriors had been knocking on the door to go in themselves and take the lead.

Wigan, who lost long-time head coach Shaun Wane as well as key players Sam Tomkins, John Bateman and Ryan Sutton after their Grand Final triumph over Warrington Wolves last October, remain on zero points after receiving a two-point deduction for a salary-cap breach.

They are only above bottom side Huddersfield Giants, who were beaten 28-8 by Hull FC in Sunday's other fixture.

Adrian Lam's Warriors had started brightly in the capital, with Liam Paisley and Willie Isa going over to give Wigan am early two-score lead.

However, they were behind at the break as Dixon applied the extras to scores from Eddie Battye and Matty Gee to ensure the Broncos were 12-10 ahead at the interval.

Dixon then extended that lead by capitalising after George Williams failed to find Morgan Escare near the London try-line, with the Broncos winger failing to add the conversion to his own score but adding a penalty shortly after.

Tony Clubb scored Wigan's third try, yet it proved to be a consolation as their rough start to the new campaign continued.

Huddersfield remain the only team yet to win a game in 2019 after Josh Griffin and Joe Westerman both scored two tries each for Hull.

Ratu Naulago also crossed for Hull, who had ended their 13-game losing streak with a golden-point win over Wigan seven days earlier.

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