London Broncos rock Hull KR to climb off foot of Super League
London Broncos moved clear of Hull KR in the Betfred Super League basement after edging a thrilling battle between the teams.
Rovers slipped to the foot of the table following a 26-24 defeat in the capital, with Tony Smith's team sitting level on points with Leeds but worse off in the points difference column.
The Broncos can look down on both Yorkshire sides after a dramatic victory on Thursday, their third win in succession.
The hosts led 8-0 after 33 minutes, thanks to Morgan Smith's try and a pair of goals from Kieran Dixon, but then trailed 18-8 after seven minutes of the second half. Weller Hauraki, Adam Quinlan and Chris Atkin crossed for the Rovers tries and Ryan Shaw had his kicking boots on.
Alex Walker began the Broncos resurgence, and further tries from Jordan Abdull and Rob Butler helped the Londoners pull 26-18 clear before a late reply from Josh Drinkwater narrowed the victory margin.
Hull KR full-back Craig Hall made his 200th Super League appearance but the Broncos were celebrating at the end, achieving a first home win against Rovers since September 2012.