Widnes Vikings 26-6 Catalans Dragons

Sunday 4th June 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 17

26-6 FT

HT: 12 6

Attendance: 4,253

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Select Security Stadium Halton

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Jack Buchanan, Rhys Hanbury, Corey Thompson, Gil Dudson,

  • Goals
    Rhys Hanbury 2, Corey Thompson 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Sam Moa,

  • Goals
    Luke Walsh,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Widnes Vikings lifted themselves off the bottom of the Betfred Super League for the first time in nine weeks as they clinched a 26-6 win over the Catalans Dragons.

The result represents the first time Widnes have managed to bag back-to-back wins this season, building on the victory against Leeds Rhinos.

Rhys Hanbury and Corey Thompson starred for the hosts, collecting a try each, and they were also in fine form with the boot, kicking all the goals. 

Jack Buchanan and Gil Dudson also crossed for Widnes.

The Dragons started well and opened the scoring through Sam Moa, with Luke Walsh adding the extras, but the Vikings soon got a foothold in the game and went on to claim an important victory.

Widnes boss Denis Betts said afterwards: "They were carrying knocks and injuries, and so were we, but we've come out on top. On another day we score 40 points against them.

"We tried to speed it up, they tried to slow it down - but we eventually got the better of them."

Dragons co-caretaker coach Jerome Guisset admitted: "We find ourselves in a very precarious position now."

  • 71: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Corey Thompson
  • 71: TRY! scored for Widnes by Gil Dudson
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Corey Thompson
  • 62: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Corey Thompson
  • 44: TRY! scored for Widnes by Corey Thompson
  • 24: TRY! scored for Widnes by Rhys Hanbury
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Rhys Hanbury
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Rhys Hanbury
  • 15: TRY! scored for Widnes by Jack Buchanan
  • 8: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Moa
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • Key Performers

    Chris Bridge

    Metres 171
    6 6

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Widnes Vikings 8
    Catalans Dragons 2

    Goals:

    Widnes Vikings 10
    Catalans Dragons 2

    METRES:

    Widnes Vikings 1483
    Catalans Dragons 1000

    CARRIES:

    Widnes Vikings 192
    Catalans Dragons 157

    TACKLES:

    Widnes Vikings 315
    Catalans Dragons 315

    OFFLOADS:

    Widnes Vikings 11
    Catalans Dragons 4

    PENALTIES:

    Widnes Vikings 9
    Catalans Dragons 12

    BREAKS:

    Widnes Vikings 7
    Catalans Dragons 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jack Buchanan 2 0 28 4 1 1 0 13 107 8.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Corey Thompson 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 16 117 7.31 2 3 0 0 3 0 1 0
    Rhys Hanbury 1 0 2 0 1 12 0 12 109 9.08 2 3 0 0 2 1 0 0
    Jay Chapelhow 0 0 25 8 0 0 0 8 75 9.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Olbison 0 0 22 5 1 1 0 8 71 8.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Manese Manuokafoa 0 0 26 7 0 1 0 5 53 10.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Walker 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Hep Cahill 0 0 42 13 1 2 0 15 92 6.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 40 9 3 0 0 12 84 7.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Houston 0 0 27 6 2 0 0 11 65 5.91 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Jordan Johnstone 0 2 35 4 0 0 0 8 50 6.25 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Gil Dudson 0 0 20 1 1 2 0 12 103 8.58 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Rangi Chase 0 0 3 0 3 4 7 18 106 5.89 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Aaron Heremaia 0 0 18 3 0 1 0 10 47 4.70 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Charly Runciman 0 2 6 0 1 0 0 15 125 8.33 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Bridge 0 0 12 0 1 5 0 18 171 9.50 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 4
    Ryan Ince 0 0 3 0 1 7 1 11 108 9.82 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Sam Moa 1 0 25 3 1 4 0 15 85 5.67 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Richard Myler 0 0 13 1 4 0 2 8 40 5.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Luke Walsh 0 1 16 1 3 1 5 5 17 3.40 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Fouad Yaha 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 7 45 6.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Arthur Romano 0 0 16 1 6 1 0 11 95 8.64 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 18 4 5 3 0 10 59 5.90 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tony Gigot 0 0 11 1 1 0 0 13 66 5.08 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 2
    Iain Thornley 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 14 94 6.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Aiton 0 0 31 5 3 0 0 4 20 5.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Remi Casty 0 0 30 3 4 0 0 14 111 7.93 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Vincent Duport 0 0 36 9 2 2 0 8 46 5.75 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Greg Bird 0 0 9 0 1 2 0 10 106 10.60 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Dezaria 0 0 28 5 3 1 0 8 28 3.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Mickael Simon 0 0 32 1 1 1 0 13 73 5.62 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 22 2 2 0 0 6 55 9.17 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Seguier 0 0 16 3 1 0 0 4 15 3.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thibault Margalet 0 0 8 1 2 0 0 7 45 6.43 0 0 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