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Apr 24, 2017 - Late Dragons collapse ensures strong Wigan win

Wigan Warriors (16) 42

T : Tom Davies 2, Joe Burgess 2, Liam Forsyth 2, Liam Marshall, George Williams
G : Morgan Escare 2, Sam Powell 3
DG :

Dragons Catalans (16) 22

T : Fouad Yaha, Tony Gigot, Louis Anderson 2
G : Luke Walsh 3
DG :

 

 

 

 

Team Sheet


Wigan Warriors : Morgan Escaré, Tom Davies, Liam Forsyth, Joe Burgess, Liam Marshall, George Williams, Thomas Leuluai, Frank Paul Nuuausala, Sam Powell, Ben Flower, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, Sean O'Loughlin

Michael Mc Ilorum, Taulima Tautai, Ryan Sutton, Romain Navarrete


Dragons : Gigot, Bosc, Duport, Thornley, Yaha, Walsh, Myler, Moa, Aiton, Belmas, Anderson, Garcia, Casty

Bousquet, Simon, Margalet, Da Costa


Referee : Gareth Hewer

Apr 21, 2017 - Dragons side to play at Wigan

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Apr 18, 2017 - Dragons back to form as Salford whalloped...

  

 

Catalans Dragons (14) 38

:  Vincent Duport  3,  Krisnan Inu ,  Richie Myler ,  Tony Gigot 
:  Luke Walsh  6
DG :  Luke Walsh  2

Salford Red Devils (0) 6

: Justin Carney
: Gareth O'Brien
DG :

 Vincent Duport took full advantage of the sun shining in Perpignan (finally) to help himself to a hat-trick against high flying Salford. 

The Carneys et al came over in top form and I had predicted a close encounter on our forum. But my punditry skills were way off the mark as the visitors started slowly and were well off the pace even before half time. 

The second half started with former Dragon Todd Carney dropping the ball (I am afraid to say I did giggle) before more Dragons dominance. 

Justin Carney showed his pace to stem the flow momentarily but after  Tony Gigot had gone the length of the field to add some gloss it was party time amongst the gloss adding field goals. 

 

Team sheet

Dragons : Gigot, Duport, Inu, Thornley, Yaha, Walsh, Myler, Moa, Aiton, Casty, Anderson, Horo, Garcia
Subs: Bousquet, Bosc, Simon, Margalet

Salford : O'Brien, Johnson, Welham, Sa'u, J. Carney, T. Carney, Dobson, Walne, Tomkins, Tasi, Jones, Flanagan, Krasniqi
Subs: Lui, Kopczak, Griffin, Lannon

Referee: Phil Bentham

Attendance: 10,804

Man of the match : Tony Gigot

Apr 13, 2017 - Gritty away win for Dracs

Huddersfield Giants (10) 22

T : Aaron Murphy, Jake Mamo, Jermaine McGillvary, Sam Wood
G : Danny Brough 3
DG :

Dragons Catalans (12) 29

T :  Tony Gigot ,  Brayden Williame ,  Richie Myler ,  Vincent Duport ,  Luke Walsh 
G :  Luke Walsh  4
DG :  Tony Gigot 

 

John Dobson was our man in the cold at Fartown last evening...

Poor game. It was cold and, first half especially, very windy which didn't help. First half was very even in terms of both sides being equally useless. Nice try from Gigot - big step off the left that left Hinchcliffe flat on his face - and one from Wiliame late on.
Second half, Fartown lost the plot and Brough ended up in the bin for arguing the toss (I know. Who'd a thunk it?) during which time the Dragons started turning the screw. Had it won before Gigot's late drop and Fartown's consolation with the last play of the game. 

You know there are some players that the ball just follows? Briers was one, Gavin Clinch another. Walsh is one too. Three times he picked off Fartown passes - maybe four. It's a very strange and special property.
Bousquet continues to impress me and seems to have added a passing game to his armoury. Wiliame looked good until forced off late on with a calf problem. Belmas on debut didn't do anything wrong. Quite quiet really, but it was that sort of game.

UK Cat of our forum made the trip as well and had this to say...

Went to the game tonight, freezing cold and plenty of errors so was abit scrappy, we had a strong 15 minutes at the start of the 2nd half and the giants never looked like recovering, score line flatters them a little as they scored on the final hooter.
Gigot impressive , as was bousquet, Walsh couldn't put a foot wrong, Aiton looked lively ,mika Simon made some good yards and Inu never fails to impress. Wins a win and a very successful trip to the UK for us with back to back wins. 
Bring on Salford

So all in all a good couple of points gained after some dodgy results.

 

Team sheet

Giants : Mamo, McGillvary, S.Wood, Murphy, McIntosh, Brough, Gaskell, Ikahihifo, Hinchcliffe, Wakeman, Symonds, Mellor, Clough
Subs: Rapira, Leeming, Roberts, Mason

Dragons : Gigot, Thornley, Inu, Wiliame, Duport, Walsh, Myler, Moa, Aiton, Belmas, Anderson, Garcia, Casty
Subs: Bousquet, Bosc, Simon, Margalet

Referee: Chris Campbell

Apr 10, 2017 - Team for trip to Huddersfield.

A couple of seasons ago this would have been a key game at the top of the Super League table. 

Its a sign of the competitive nature of rugby league (ahem!) that these two now find themselves adrift of the levels required. 

Both sides are putting out the best that is available to them and after the win at Leigh, the Dragons coaching team will have bought themselves a bit more leeway. 

Here is your Dracs line up...

 

  

Apr 10, 2017 - Dragons end losing streak at Leigh

Leigh Centurions (8) 26

T : Curtis Naughton, Dayne Weston, Greg McNally, Sam Hopkins
G : Ben Reynolds 5
DG :

Catalans Dragons (28) 37

T : Iain Thornley, Brayden Wiliame, Krisnan Inu, Louis Anderson, Richie Myler, Tony Gigot
G : Luke Walsh 6
DG : Luke Walsh

Can we say that this was a must win match?

I suppose so as we had been saying it for a couple of weeks with Catalans in total free fall. The controversial return of  Tony Gigot was a catalyst as the visiting side got over their attacking shyness. 

A stellar first half saw them almost home and hosed before a late Leigh comeback to take a little gloss off the scoreline. 

We now await injury updates on  Jason Baitieri and  Luke Burgess . 

 

Team sheet

Leigh : McNally, McNally, Crooks, Brown, Dawson, Reynolds, Ridyard, Hock, Higham, Hopkins, Vea, Stewart, Hansen
Subs: Weston, Pelissier, Tickle, Burr

Dragons : Gigot, Thornley, Inu, Wiliame, Duport, Walsh, Myler, Moa, Aiton, Casty, Anderson, Garcia, Baitieri
Subs: Bousquet, Simon, Burgess, Da Costa

Referee: Jack Smith

 

 

  

Apr 10, 2017 - Dreadful Dragons slayed by Trinity

Catalans Dragons (6) 18

T : Ben Garcia, Krisnan Inu, Fouad Yaha
G : Luke Walsh 3

Wakefield Trinity (16) 38

T : Ben Jones-Bishop 3, Tom Johnstone 2, Joe Arundel, Matty Ashurst
G : Sam Williams 5

Some bang average defending saw Dragons beaten easily at home by Wakefield.

 

Forum regular Catalanglais takes up the story...

 

I was there.

It is sometimes claimed that a wretched performance is due to the whole team,but I agree with our coach that certain players are not performing.

Myler and Walsh were outstanding on Saturday.

My marks out of 10 are Bosc 6 Thornley 5 Inu 5 Duport 2 Yaha 2 Myler 9 Walsh 8 Casty 4 Aiton 7 Moa 4 Horo 3 Anderson 4-though clearly injured- Garcia 4 -Interchange Bousquet 7 DaCosta 6 Baitieri 3 and Simon 5.

It is no use havng half backs who are creating over laps when our centres just run straight at the opposition and never pass. The coaching staff have got to explain why Yaha thinks it is always his job to go straight for the opposing centre and thus give away 3 tries. After the third such try.

Myler put Yaha right about this and the problem disappeared.As I have said before certain players have reached the end of the road-Casty and Duport especially-and cannot change.Others like Yaha need a lot of individual tuition.In the short term we must abandon our expansive game and try to grind out results. If we are so desperate that Duport has to play he must be put on the wing and told to stay there unless there is a very clear 2 to one against him.

The score should have been a lot worse-their left wing dropped the ball 3 times with the line at his mercy.Seguier -sorry if the spelling is wrong -was very impressive in the match against Lezignan and should be given a chance.All in all this was the third worst performance since 2012 and the most depressing in the sense that it is hard to see how we will not be in the middle eights this year. Finally our basic fitness levels -with some exceptions- are too low. 

 

Team sheet

Dragons : Bosc, Yaha, Inu, Duport, Thornley, Walsh, Myler, Moa, Aiton, Casty, Anderson, Horo, Garcia,
Subs: Bousquet, Baitieri, Simon, Da Costa

Wakefield : Grix, Jones-Bishop, Arundel, Tupou, Johnstone, Williams, Finn, Fifita, Wood, Allgood, Ashurst, Kirmond, Arona
Subs: Miller, Huby, Hirst, Hadley

Referee: Gareth Hewer

Attendance: 7931

Sin bin: Iain Thornley

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