Saturday 16th July 2016
KO: 18:00 - Round: 22

28-30 FT

( 18-18 HT )

Attendance: 8,562

Official: C Campbell

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Tony Gigot, Dave Taylor, Justin Horo, Morgan Escare, Fouad Yaha,

  • Goals
    Pat Richards 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Max Jowitt, Jon Molloy, Craig Hall, Bill Tupou, Mikey Sio,

  • Goals
    Liam Finn 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Pat Richards and Dave Taylor missed late openings as Wakefield Trinity Wildcats moved into sixth place in the First Utility Super League table with a 30-28 win over Catalans Dragons.

The Wildcats took the lead in the eighth minute, a scrum play following a decision by referee Chris Campbell seeing Max Jowitt race over from 20 metres out before Liam Finn converted.

Catalans were level on 18 minutes as the new half-back combination of Lucas Albert and Tony Gigot combined for the latter to touch down to the right of the posts, with Richards adding the extras.

Six minutes later Catalans took the lead. A solo effort from Taylor saw the former Australia international break free and score to the left of the posts, before Justin Horo raced clear after throwing a dummy to create a 12-point gap.

Jon Molloy pulled one back for the visitors, before Craig Hall dived on a loose ball and Finn converted to bring the scores level. Bill Tupou scored a superb solo try after the break, but the Dragons hit back immediately through Morgan Escare out wide.

Both teams had chances as the tension mounted late on, but Michael Sio scored under the posts for Finn to add what was the decisive conversion, shortly before Fouad Yaha gave Richards the chance to save the game, only for his conversion to miss the posts and give Wakefield the win.

After the game, a frustrated Laurent Frayssinous said: "We lost the ball at crucial moments and it cost us.

"Defensively, we conceded soft tries. Offensively, did good things but at times certain players did not respect the ball and tried to do something spectacular."

He added: "With 11 injured, we lacked personnel at certain positions but I will not look for excuses, I never do."

  • 71: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • 67: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Mikey Sio
  • 67: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 58: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Morgan Escare
  • 48: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 48: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Bill Tupou
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 35: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Craig Hall
  • 32: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Jon Molloy
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 28: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Justin Horo
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 24: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Dave Taylor
  • 17: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 17: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 7: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Max Jowitt
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • Key Performers

    Scott Moore

    Tackles 39

    David Taylor

    Metres 147
    Clean Breaks 3
    Offloads 5

    Tony Gigot

    Forty Twenty 1

    Justin Horo

    Metres 155

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Catalans Dragons 5
    Wakefield Trinity 5

    Goals:

    Catalans Dragons 4
    Wakefield Trinity 5

    METRES:

    Catalans Dragons 1296
    Wakefield Trinity 992

    CARRIES:

    Catalans Dragons 169
    Wakefield Trinity 147

    TACKLES:

    Catalans Dragons 242
    Wakefield Trinity 302

    OFFLOADS:

    Catalans Dragons 11
    Wakefield Trinity 8

    PENALTIES:

    Catalans Dragons 5
    Wakefield Trinity 9

    BREAKS:

    Catalans Dragons 6
    Wakefield Trinity 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Justin Horo 1 0 11 0 3 4 0 18 155 8.61 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    David Taylor 1 0 15 0 8 6 5 18 147 8.17 3 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
    Tony Gigot 1 0 14 0 4 5 3 7 36 5.14 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
    Fouad Yaha 1 0 4 0 2 2 0 6 89 14.83 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Escare 1 1 4 0 0 5 0 13 81 6.23 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 10 4 1 0 0 4 35 8.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Willie Mason 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 2 12 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 14 1 1 0 0 4 21 5.25 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 19 1 0 2 0 12 85 7.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 26 7 4 1 0 19 137 7.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Antoni Maria 0 0 20 5 1 1 0 13 88 6.77 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Eloi Pelissier 0 0 43 9 4 0 0 6 47 7.83 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 20 3 1 3 0 14 107 7.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Lucas Albert 0 2 10 1 3 6 3 11 76 6.91 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Pat Richards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 58 9.67 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0
    Vincent Duport 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 12 70 5.83 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 21 5 3 0 0 4 52 13.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Bill Tupou 1 0 10 1 5 5 0 9 119 13.22 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Max Jowitt 1 0 8 0 3 1 0 9 53 5.89 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Hall 1 1 1 0 0 4 2 12 109 9.08 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jon Molloy 1 0 25 3 5 1 0 7 32 4.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Micheal Sio 1 0 18 0 3 2 0 6 24 4.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Arundel 0 0 20 2 1 2 0 9 48 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Reece Lyne 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 9 72 8.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Miller 0 0 16 2 4 7 6 10 53 5.30 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Liam Finn 0 0 25 2 2 0 1 3 7 2.33 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1
    Mickael Simon 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Moore 0 2 39 7 3 3 0 13 101 7.77 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 28 4 1 2 0 15 90 6.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mat Ashurst 0 0 28 5 1 1 0 7 27 3.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Scruton 0 0 25 3 4 1 0 9 52 5.78 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Tupou 0 0 18 2 1 2 0 11 77 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Jason Walton 0 0 19 3 2 1 0 3 20 6.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    David Fifita 0 0 16 0 0 4 0 15 108 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

    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