Wakefield Trinity 18-35 Catalans Dragons

Saturday 7th July 2018
KO: 18:30 - Round: 20

18-35 FT

HT: 12 22

Official: B Thaler

Venue: The Mobile Rocket Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Tom Johnstone, Justin Horo (2),

  • Goals
    Liam Finn (3),

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    David Mead, Brayden Wiliame (2), Fouad Yaha, Benjamin Jullien, Greg Bird,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater (5),

  • Drop Goals
    Tony Gigot,

Official Report / Commentary

Brayden Wiliame scored twice as Catalans Dragons maintained their impressive recent form with a hard-fought win over Wakefield Trinity at the Mobile Rocket Stadium.

First-half tries from Greg Bird, Benjamin Julien, David Mead and Wiliame helped the Dragons into a 22-12 interval lead.

Wakefield scored through Justin Horo (two) and Tom Johnstone but they could not deny Steve McNamara’s side a seventh win from their last nine Super League games as Wiliame completed his brace and Fouad Yaha also went over.

The result lifted Catalans level on points with Wakefield, who led in the fifth minute when former Dragons second-rower Horo grounded a short grubber kick from Tyler Randell.

Catalans boss McNamara said: "You win a game and you're elated for a couple of hours but then you realise you have to go again.

"There are a few teams in and around us, so we've just got to keep winning.

"There a million permutations, so you've just got to keep turning up and winning games."

Opposite number Chris Chester was left frustrated by his side's performance and felt the scoreline flattered Wakefield.

Chester, who saw prop Anthony England forced off with a bicep injury, said: "It's extremely disappointing.

"I don't know what was worse, the attack of the defence. We were terrible in both aspects of the game.

"We need to collectively and individually put things right."



  • 75: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 70: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 66: Goal scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 52: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Justin Horo
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 39: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 31: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 27: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by David Mead
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 25: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Benjamin Jullien
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 15: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Greg Bird
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 5: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Justin Horo
  • Key Performers

    Tom Johnstone

    Metres 187
    4 4
    Clean Breaks 5

    Bill Tupou

    Metres 157
    4 4

    Julian Bousquet

    Offloads 4
    8 8

    Fouad Yaha

    Metres 159
    8 8
    Clean Breaks 4

    Greg Bird

    Metres 158
    8 8

    Kenny Edwards

    Offloads 4
    8 8

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wakefield Trinity 3
    Catalans Dragons 6

    Goals:

    Wakefield Trinity 3
    Catalans Dragons 5

    METRES:

    Wakefield Trinity 1245
    Catalans Dragons 1588

    CARRIES:

    Wakefield Trinity 181
    Catalans Dragons 186

    TACKLES:

    Wakefield Trinity 341
    Catalans Dragons 315

    OFFLOADS:

    Wakefield Trinity 12
    Catalans Dragons 14

    PENALTIES:

    Wakefield Trinity 5
    Catalans Dragons 6

    BREAKS:

    Wakefield Trinity 9
    Catalans Dragons 14

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Justin Horo 2 0 32 5 6 2 1 12 74 6.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Johnstone 1 0 2 0 1 12 1 17 187 11.00 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 24 4 5 1 0 8 25 3.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Chris Annakin 0 0 17 3 2 5 0 4 31 7.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 19 3 1 1 0 8 55 6.88 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
    Kyle Wood 0 0 17 4 6 3 0 8 56 7.00 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 33 13 1 0 0 14 67 4.79 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 39 9 3 1 0 7 36 5.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Anthony England 0 0 27 4 3 0 0 14 98 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Randell 0 1 26 6 4 1 1 5 46 9.20 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Finn 0 1 20 2 7 0 3 8 37 4.63 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0
    David Fifita 0 0 30 7 3 6 0 15 83 5.53 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jacob Miller 0 0 12 1 7 3 2 10 24 2.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 8 1 2 1 0 11 54 4.91 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Bill Tupou 0 0 8 0 0 4 0 14 157 11.21 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Reece Lyne 0 0 20 4 2 4 0 13 106 8.15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Hampshire 0 0 7 0 4 4 1 13 109 8.38 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Brayden Wiliame 2 0 12 1 4 5 0 9 110 12.22 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Fouad Yaha 1 1 6 0 1 5 1 13 159 12.23 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    David Mead 1 0 14 2 3 2 0 16 109 6.81 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Benjamin Jullien 1 0 29 9 2 3 0 6 47 7.83 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Bird 1 0 22 2 1 4 0 19 158 8.32 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Josh Drinkwater 0 1 21 2 4 1 7 5 27 5.40 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0
    Samisoni Langi 0 2 18 3 9 2 1 13 74 5.69 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 9 1 4 5 1 13 134 10.31 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tony Gigot 0 0 4 0 1 10 2 14 122 8.71 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickael Simon 0 0 22 3 3 2 0 11 81 7.36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael McIlorum 0 0 26 4 2 1 1 6 35 5.83 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 14 2 1 1 0 2 28 14.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 50 12 2 9 0 12 108 9.00 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Sam Moa 0 0 18 1 3 2 0 12 111 9.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 19 2 0 3 0 15 135 9.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 13 1 5 1 0 10 83 8.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kenny Edwards 0 1 18 3 3 1 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 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