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May 22, 2017 - Dragons beaten at Magic

  

 

Huddersfield Giants (6) 18

: Lee Gaskell, Sam Rapira, Adam O'Brien
: Martyn Ridyard 3

Catalans Dragons (6) 10

:  Richie Myler ,  Iain Thornley 
G :  Luke Walsh 

 

In an ongoing developing story, Catalans Dragons lost the final game of the reign of Laurent Fraysinnous at Magic Weekend. 

The Dragons lost the game from a position where they should have gone on to win it. 

 

Team sheet

Dragons : Gigot, Yaha, Inu, Thornley, Duport, Walsh, Myler, Moa, Aiton, Casty, Bousquet, Garcia, Bird
Subs: Simon, Da Costa, Perez, Dezaria

Giants :  Mamo, McGillvary, Cudjoe, Murphy, McIntosh, Gaskell, Ridyard, Ikahihifo, Leeming, Wakeman, Ferguson, Mellor, Hinchcliffe
Subs: Rapira, Roberts, Clough, O'Brien

Referee: Chris Campbell

May 22, 2017 - Laurent Fraysinnous leaves the club

Catalans Dragons head coach Laurent Fraysinnous has left the club after a bad 2017 season to date. 

The club is struggling to avoid the middle 8s and was beaten again at the Magic Weekend by fellow strugglers Huddersfield Giants. 

Jerome Guisset will take temporary charge alonside Michael Monaghan. 

The departure sees the end of Fraysinnous time at the club during which time he became the first player to appear for the club with a squad number of one in the first ever match we played. 

We would like to thank Laurent for his efforts at the Gilbert Brutus and wish him well. 

May 15, 2017 - Disappointing Dracs are knocked out by holders

  

 

Hull FC (28) 62

: Steve Michaels 3, Josh Griffin, Mahe Fonua, Liam Watts, Scott Taylor, Jansin Turgut, Jordan Thompson, Jamie Shaul 2, Jake Connor
: Marc Sneyd 2, Jake Connor 5

Catalans Dragons (0) 0
T :
G :

Weakened or not, a club with the resources of Catalans Dragons should not ship 60 points in the Challenge Cup. 

I don't care that Hull are the holders and that Dracs were shorn of a number of their talented players. 

Too often, this club goes away from home and folds. Too often that comes off the back of a performance where the players were left cursing the officials and their bad luck (Leeds home last week). It's like they down tools and just accept they are going to be beaten. 

And that's not good enough, nor should it be tolerated. 

Every season has a point where Bernard wields his meat cleaver in the general direction of his players and management team. That time is now. 

Losing this match will only be forgiven come the point in the season when the competition splits. We are so close to missing that top eight that I wouldn't be betting my mortgage on us making it. Even without the distraction of the cup. 

There is so much that is so cool about supporting this club. But so much that seems to be wrong at the moment. 

Should the coach go? Maybe. But then its not like this is the first result and performance of this type. So should he have gone when we got 60 odd points put on us at Wakefield a couple of years ago?

In previous years, the team has managed to put some decent combinations of results together to get where they need to be in the league. But even with a fully fit team, I wouldn't bank on it this year. 

So much depends on  Greg Bird and so far this season his fitness has failed him more than he has been able to influence matches. 

I am so frustrated at where we are at right now. I want the club to be successful and win matches, but silverware seems so far away at present, even in a Superleague not exactly overflowing. 

On to Magic Weekend where we have had some considerable troubles in recent years. We need that form reversed. 

 

 

May 15, 2017 - Domestic side are through to the semi finals

A 54-22 win over Albi was enough to ensure a third placed finish in the Elite League this season for Dragons. 

This now puts them into the semi finals with a chance of winning the grand final. 

In a week where the first team hit a new low, this is a positive piece of news for all at the club. 

May 10, 2017 - Dragons launch Magic Weekend kit

Hot on the heels of the cup kit coming out in time for the cup this weekend, Dragons have launched a magic weekend Marvel kit. 

It has received mixed reviews online but I like it. 

 

Go Iron Man

  

May 10, 2017 - Dragons show frailties as referees and injuries blamed for defeat

  

Catalans Dragons (16) 24

:  Louis Anderson ,  Julien Bousquet ,  Brayden Williame ,  Remy Casty 
:  Tony Gigot  4

Leeds Rhinos (12) 30

: Liam Sutcliffe, Stevie Ward, Adam Cuthbertson, Rob Burrow, Danny McGuire
: Liam Sutcliffe 5

 

A late collapse from the Dragons was enough ensure that Leeds departed with the points. 

An even first half had seen the home side ahead and looking good before back to back tries and then another late on astonished the home crowd and sent the visiting fans into raptures. 

Very annoying times to be a Dragons fan. 

 

Team sheet

Dragons : Gigot, Yaha, Thornley Wiliame, Duport, Albert, Myler, Moa, Aiton, Casty, Anderson, Garcia, Bird
Subs: Bousquet, Bosc, Simon, Margalet

Leeds : Golding, Briscoe, Sutcliffe, Moon, Handley, McGuire, Burrow, Galloway, Parcell, Singleton, Jones-Buchanan, Ward, Cuthbertson
Subs: Delaney, Mullally, Lilley, Oledzki

Referee: Jack Smith

Attendance: 8 759

Man of the match: Rémi Casty

 

 

May 3, 2017 - Dragons lose in Wakefield

Wakefield Trinity (8) 30

: Mason Caton-Brown 3, Ben Jones-Bishop 2, Craig Huby
: Liam Finn 3
 

Catalans Dragons (6) 10

T : Vincent Duport, Fouad Yaha
: Luke Walsh

 

A familiar collapse for Dragons after a competitive first half performance in Wakefield. Angry reactions from coaches and players may have recriminations for club. 

Catalanglais from our forum was there and posted this report...

I was there and so was Bird.

For the first 20 minutes we were completely on top and they had no possession in our half.

 
They kept giving us the ball back and though I was increasingly concerned about the score I was certain we would win. Finally Duport caught a pass and went over-something he twice failed to do later.

We turned down a kick at goal from in front of the posts.Then calamity led to catastrophe..Yaha was correctly sin binned and we conceded 3 tries while he was off .After a good try from Yaha, Walsh was sin binned for abusing the ref and they scored again etc.etc.and Duport was sin binned.


We have an excellent spine but also far too many players who just run at their opponents.These players have no guile and minimal skill. They never offload or pass.I am referring to Casty, Moa ,although he at least makes ground ,Simon, Garcia ,Duport and yesterday, I am sorry to say,Inu . So despite virtual continuous possession in the first half hour we rarely looked dangerous and ended up much more tired than they were.


Marks out of 10.please note that I could note work out who was in the second row with Garcia so only 16 names will follow. Gigot 7 Yaha 5-played well,but also cost us the game Inu 5 Thornley 6 Duport 3-Can bulldoze his way over but cannot catch the ball or pass Myler 7 Walsh 7 Moa 6 -did not come back- Aiton 8 Casty 3-he cannot do it any more Garcia 4-a very good tackler but poor in attack Bird 6-a promising return.Interchange Bousquet 8 and played 60 minutes Bosc 5 Margalet 4-has the height ,but not the strength Simon 4

 

Team sheet

Wakefield : Grix, Jones-Bishop, Arundel, Caton-Brown, Johnstone, Miller, Finn, England, Wood, Fifita, Ashurst, Hadley, Arona
Subs: Lyne, Huby, Hirst, Batchelor

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

Referee: Phil Bentham

Sin-bin : Fouad Yaha, Luke Walsh, Vincent Duport

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