Catalans Dragons 42-32 Salford Red Devils

Saturday 23rd April 2016
KO: 18:00 - Round: 12

42-32 FT

HT: 16 14

Attendance: 9,686

Official: G Hewer

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Jodie Broughton 2, Morgan Escare, Vincent Duport, Richie Myler 2, Pat Richards,

  • Goals
    Thomas Bosc, Pat Richards 6,

  • Drop Goals

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Niall Evalds 2, Justin Carney, Junior Sa'u 3,

  • Goals
    Gareth O'Brien 2, Michael Dobson 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Catalans Dragons moved level on points with First Utility Super League leaders Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors with a close fought 42-32 victory over Salford Red Devils.

Jodie Broughton and Richie Myler both scored twice against their former employers as the Dragons secured a seventh consecutive victory, with Junior Sa'u's hat-trick proving in vain for the visitors.

Salford were in the game for large parts, moving 20-16 ahead in the 50th minute, but Catalans responded by scoring 18 points in quick succession to build a cushion that they preserved despite a late fightback from the Red Devils.

The game swung one way and then the other during an opening half that saw Catalans move 16-14 ahead.

Broughton cancelled out Niall Evalds' third-minute opener before a Justin Carney try and a Gareth O'Brien penalty edged Salford 10-4 ahead, but Morgan Escare's converted try levelled the scores in the 19th minute.

Sa'u scored his first from close range and, after Vincent Duport crossed following a fine Broughton interception and run, the centre went over again to put Salford four points in front early in the second half.

But Catalans roared into a 34-20 lead courtesy of Myler's double, Broughton's 13th of the season and a Pat Richards penalty.

Sa'u and Evalds moved Salford to within two points only for a converted Richards try and a penalty to make sure of the two points for the hosts.  

 

  • 77: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 76: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Thomas Bosc
  • 76: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 66: TRY! scored for Salford by Niall Evalds
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 62: TRY! scored for Salford by Junior Sa'u
  • 62: GOAL! scored for Salford by Michael Dobson
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 56: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Richie Myler
  • 53: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Jodie Broughton
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 51: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Richie Myler
  • 48: TRY! scored for Salford by Junior Sa'u
  • 48: GOAL! scored for Salford by Michael Dobson
  • 35: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Vincent Duport
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 24: TRY! scored for Salford by Junior Sa'u
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 20: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Morgan Escare
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 9: TRY! scored for Salford by Justin Carney
  • 6: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Jodie Broughton
  • 3: TRY! scored for Salford by Niall Evalds
  • Key Performers

    Junior Sau

    Tries 3
    4 4
    Clean Breaks 3

    Jodie Broughton

    Metres 195
    8 8
    Clean Breaks 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Catalans Dragons 14
    Salford Red Devils 12

    Goals:

    Catalans Dragons 14
    Salford Red Devils 8

    METRES:

    Catalans Dragons 1197
    Salford Red Devils 977

    CARRIES:

    Catalans Dragons 128
    Salford Red Devils 147

    TACKLES:

    Catalans Dragons 262
    Salford Red Devils 260

    OFFLOADS:

    Catalans Dragons 7
    Salford Red Devils 11

    PENALTIES:

    Catalans Dragons 9
    Salford Red Devils 8

    BREAKS:

    Catalans Dragons 9
    Salford Red Devils 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jodie Broughton 2 0 5 0 1 5 0 10 195 19.50 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Richard Myler 2 0 8 1 4 2 3 5 28 5.60 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Morgan Escare 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 9 115 12.78 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Vincent Duport 1 0 18 5 2 3 0 8 79 9.88 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Pat Richards 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 10 71 7.10 1 1 1 0 6 2 0 0
    Krisnan Inu 0 2 3 0 1 3 0 4 43 10.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Todd Carney 0 2 13 3 0 1 5 1 12 12.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    David Taylor 0 1 18 3 0 5 0 9 121 13.44 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 1 6 6.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Louis Anderson 0 1 22 3 0 1 0 10 57 5.70 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Glenn Stewart 0 0 39 8 1 1 0 8 41 5.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Justin Horo 0 0 15 3 2 3 0 11 75 6.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jason Baitieri 0 1 27 6 0 0 0 12 73 6.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 27 10 0 0 0 7 57 8.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 19 3 0 1 0 11 89 8.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Thomas Bosc 0 0 23 2 2 1 0 2 15 7.50 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
    Willie Mason 0 0 11 1 0 1 0 10 120 12.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Junior Sau 3 1 5 1 4 4 0 19 123 6.47 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Niall Evalds 2 0 5 0 4 0 0 15 114 7.60 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Carney 1 0 2 0 1 4 0 17 138 8.12 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Gareth O'Brien 0 1 4 0 4 1 0 6 28 4.67 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 1
    Josh Griffin 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 4 33 8.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Robert Lui 0 2 7 1 7 2 1 10 64 6.40 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
    Michael Dobson 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 3 12 4.00 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 25 3 2 1 0 12 66 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 36 4 1 0 0 11 51 4.64 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0
    George Griffin 0 0 31 3 1 0 0 14 95 6.79 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 27 8 3 2 0 5 51 10.20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joshua Jones 0 0 9 0 1 3 0 7 103 14.71 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Mark Flanagan 0 0 35 8 0 0 0 6 27 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Weller Hauraki 0 1 14 1 0 0 0 8 31 3.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Walne 0 0 30 3 1 0 0 5 24 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Olsi Krasniqi 0 0 20 7 2 0 0 4 13 3.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Wood 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 4.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties