Catalans Dragons 24-30 Leeds Rhinos

Saturday 6th May 2017
KO: 18:00 - Round: 13

24-30 FT

HT: 16 12

Attendance: 8,759

Official: J Smith

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Louis Anderson, Julian Bousquet, Brayden Wiliame, Remi Casty,

  • Goals
    Tony Gigot 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Liam Sutcliffe, Stevie Ward, Adam Cuthbertson, Rob Burrow, Danny McGuire,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Leeds Rhinos scored three tries in the last 15 minutes as they battled back to win 30-24 against Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.

Danny McGuire's late try completed the fightback for the Rhinos, who moved back up to third in the Betfred Super League table.

Leeds started quickly and were rewarded with an early try through Liam Sutcliffe, who collected McGuire's kick and touched down to the right of the posts before converting to give his side a 6-0 lead.

Catalans, who lost the influential Greg Bird at half-time in their match earlier in the season, this time saw the Australian World Cup winner last only five minutes before he left the field with an eye injury after attempting to tackle Tom Briscoe.

But the hosts were level after Louis Anderson stepped past two Leeds defenders on his way to the try line, before Richie Myler and Lucas Albert combined to send Julian Bousquet over, before Brayden Wiliame extended the lead.

Stevie Ward barged over towards the end of the half for the visitors, before Remi Casty added another for the Dragons to open up a 10-point gap.

Adam Cuthbertson charged on to McGuire’s pass to score from 30 metres out before Rob Burrow latched on to the end of a flowing last tackle move, that with Sutcliffe’s touchline conversion, gave the Rhinos a 24-22 lead with 12 minutes remaining.

McGuire stole the headlines with a solo effort, collecting the ball on the right before running across the field to break through a tiring Catalans defence.

Coach Brian McDermott said: said: "I thought Danny McGuire and Adam Cuthbertson were outstanding. Adam was hugely influential in that final 20 minutes but then Danny McGuire maintained calm and he had a good control over the majority of proceedings."

Laurent Frayssinous added: “I’d like to give Leeds some credit, they kept fighting to the end and got the two points and showed some real character in a tough game. I thought my players deserved a lot more today, it was a great effort from them and they deserved the win."

  • 80: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 80: TRY! scored for Leeds by Danny McGuire
  • 78: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 75: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 75: TRY! scored for Leeds by Rob Burrow
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 72: TRY! scored for Leeds by Adam Cuthbertson
  • 52: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Remi Casty
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 39: TRY! scored for Leeds by Stevie Ward
  • 35: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 26: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Julian Bousquet
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 11: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Louis Anderson
  • 2: TRY! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 2: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • Key Performers

    Keith Galloway

    Metres: 169

    Joel Moon

    Offloads: 5

    Adam Cuthbertson

    Metres: 192
    Offloads: 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Catalans 4
    Rhinos 5

    Goals:

    Catalans 4
    Rhinos 5

    METRES:

    Catalans 1403
    Rhinos 1514

    CARRIES:

    Catalans 180
    Rhinos 174

    TACKLES:

    Catalans 305
    Rhinos 362

    OFFLOADS:

    Catalans 11
    Rhinos 23

    PENALTIES:

    Catalans 10
    Rhinos 10

    BREAKS:

    Catalans 6
    Rhinos 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Sam Moa 0 0 27 7 0 0 0 18 141 7.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Remi Casty 1 0 43 16 4 3 0 19 133 7.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 29 2 4 1 0 14 119 8.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Aiton 0 0 38 5 2 1 0 13 114 8.77 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Richard Myler 0 1 26 5 3 5 7 10 113 11.30 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Mickael Simon 0 0 20 4 0 3 0 16 109 6.81 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2
    Tony Gigot 0 0 6 1 1 5 1 13 102 7.85 1 2 2 0 4 1 1 0
    Julian Bousquet 1 1 34 7 3 1 0 11 97 8.82 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Brayden Wiliame 1 0 19 2 5 3 0 11 91 8.27 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Vincent Duport 0 0 4 2 2 1 0 14 83 5.93 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Iain Thornley 0 0 7 1 3 3 0 12 79 6.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Fouad Yaha 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 8 75 9.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Louis Anderson 1 0 13 2 1 3 0 4 45 11.25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Bosc 0 0 8 1 1 0 0 3 32 10.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thibault Margalet 0 0 13 2 0 0 0 5 31 6.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lucas Albert 0 2 15 3 7 2 2 7 20 2.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Greg Bird 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 19 9.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Adam Cuthbertson 1 0 44 8 1 10 0 17 192 11.29 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
    Keith Galloway 0 0 22 1 0 0 0 17 169 9.94 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ash Golding 0 0 5 0 1 4 1 22 138 6.27 1 7 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Ash Handley 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 13 136 10.46 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 17 124 7.29 0 4 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Stevie Ward 1 0 50 6 3 4 0 13 107 8.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Rob Burrow 1 0 7 0 0 3 1 8 106 13.25 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 44 10 3 2 1 16 92 5.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Liam Sutcliffe 1 0 31 6 4 3 1 11 90 8.18 0 1 1 0 5 0 2 0
    Danny McGuire 1 3 13 1 8 2 6 7 85 12.14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Brad Singleton 0 0 29 6 2 3 0 10 81 8.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matt Parcell 0 1 42 7 4 0 0 6 54 9.00 0 6 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Joel Moon 0 1 22 3 3 3 0 7 48 6.86 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 21 2 2 0 0 4 36 9.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Brett Delaney 0 0 18 3 0 0 0 3 29 9.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mikolaj Oledzki 0 0 10 2 3 0 0 3 27 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Lilley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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