Salford Red Devils 50-12 Catalans Dragons

Friday 26th May 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 15

50-12 FT

HT: 28 0

Attendance: 4,827

Official: R Hicks

Venue: A J Bell Stadium, Salford

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Gareth O'Brien, Josh Jones, Kris Welham, Niall Evalds, Ryan Lannon, Kris Brinning, Rob Lui, Olsi Krasniqi, Mark Flanagan,

  • Goals
    Michael Dobson 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Vincent Duport, Fouad Yaha,

  • Goals
    Luke Walsh 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Salford Red Devils kept the pressure on Betfred Super League leaders Castleford Tigers by thrashing Catalans Dragons 50-12 on an emotionally charged night at the AJ Bell Stadium.

The Red Devils offered fans free admission in exchange for a donation to the fund set up to help victims of the Manchester bomb attack on Monday. A minute's silence was observed before kick-off and fans held up 'I Love MCR' posters.

Supporters also staged a round of round of applause in the 22nd minute in tribute to those 22 killed in the blast only a few miles away at the Manchester Arena. And as if scripted, Salford scored a try in the 22nd minute - with the try coming from the player in the number 22 shirt, Kris Welham who was also named man of the match.

Gareth O'Brien and Josh Jones set Salford on their way prior to Welham's effort.

Niall Evalds and Ryan Lannon also crossed before half-time and Kriss Brining extended their advantage further two minutes after the break.

Vincent Duport went over for the first of two Catalans consolation efforts but Robert Lui, Mark Flanagean and Olsi Krasniqi made it nine different try scorers for the Red Devils before Foaud Yaha scored the Dragons' second late on.

Ian Watson was delighted with the way his side had not been overawed by the occasion.

"It was important we produced a performance to mark the occasion," he said. "We wanted to show the best of Salford. The players had been talking during the week about how important this game was. I thought we were great tonight."

Watson also had sympathy for Laurent Frayssinous, who was sacked as Catalans coach on Monday, adding: "You can't lose so many players, like Catalans have, so I did feel sorry for him. I think it was a tough one on Laurent because when you lose that many players you can't compete at this level. He is a great bloke."

Michael Monaghan, joint caretaker coach of the Dragons as they seek a permanent successor to Frayssinous, saw his side well beaten.

"The scoreboard doesn't look pretty," Monaghan admitted. "It's never enjoyable to be on the end of a scoreline like that."

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 79: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • 68: TRY! scored for Salford by Mark Flanagan
  • 63: TRY! scored for Salford by Olsi Krasniqi
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Salford by Michael Dobson
  • 54: TRY! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Salford by Michael Dobson
  • 49: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Vincent Duport
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 42: GOAL! scored for Salford by Michael Dobson
  • 42: TRY! scored for Salford by Kris Brinning
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Salford by Michael Dobson
  • 38: TRY! scored for Salford by Ryan Lannon
  • 31: TRY! scored for Salford by Niall Evalds
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Salford by Michael Dobson
  • 22: TRY! scored for Salford by Kris Welham
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Salford by Michael Dobson
  • 12: TRY! scored for Salford by Josh Jones
  • 6: TRY! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Salford by Michael Dobson
  • Key Performers

    Richard Myler

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Kris Welham

    Metres: 261
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Robert Lui

    Metres: 152

    Mickael Simon

    Metres: 157

    Greg Johnson

    Metres: 164
    Offloads: 5

    Fouad Yaha

    Metres: 151

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Red Devils 9
    Catalans 2

    Goals:

    Red Devils 7
    Catalans 2

    METRES:

    Red Devils 1665
    Catalans 981

    CARRIES:

    Red Devils 192
    Catalans 138

    TACKLES:

    Red Devils 292
    Catalans 312

    OFFLOADS:

    Red Devils 18
    Catalans 5

    PENALTIES:

    Red Devils 6
    Catalans 6

    BREAKS:

    Red Devils 12
    Catalans 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Kris Welham 1 0 10 2 2 3 0 22 261 11.86 3 5 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Greg Johnson 0 0 5 0 0 6 0 17 164 9.65 1 2 2 0 0 0 5 0
    Robert Lui 1 2 6 2 4 3 2 13 152 11.69 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Niall Evalds 1 0 2 0 2 3 0 13 128 9.85 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 22 4 1 4 0 9 118 13.11 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 2
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 19 3 1 0 0 13 112 8.62 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Joshua Jones 1 1 10 0 1 1 0 12 103 8.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 26 5 0 1 0 13 95 7.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Lama Tasi 0 1 34 2 0 2 0 11 76 6.91 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Ryan Lannon 1 0 17 0 1 1 0 11 73 6.64 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Mark Flanagan 1 0 25 1 0 2 0 12 69 5.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Hasson 0 0 19 4 1 5 0 9 66 7.33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Gareth O'Brien 1 2 11 2 2 2 0 11 65 5.91 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Kris Brining 1 0 26 4 1 4 0 4 57 14.25 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Olsi Krasniqi 1 0 27 1 2 2 0 8 55 6.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael Dobson 0 0 11 2 4 1 4 11 53 4.82 0 1 0 0 7 2 0 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 1 22 3 2 0 0 3 18 6.00 0 2 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
    Mickael Simon 0 0 30 4 2 2 0 19 157 8.26 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Fouad Yaha 1 0 3 1 2 4 0 12 151 12.58 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 30 4 1 0 0 15 95 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 28 3 1 1 0 12 91 7.58 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 13 2 0 3 0 10 79 7.90 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tony Gigot 0 0 9 1 6 4 1 12 76 6.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Iain Thornley 0 0 7 1 2 1 0 11 63 5.73 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Dezaria 0 0 17 4 3 3 0 8 48 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Paul Seguier 0 0 26 7 3 1 0 6 43 7.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 30 8 2 0 0 7 40 5.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Lucas Albert 0 0 10 0 4 0 1 4 38 9.50 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Richard Myler 0 1 17 0 5 3 5 5 33 6.60 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
    Vincent Duport 1 0 28 8 1 0 0 6 25 4.17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Luke Walsh 0 1 10 0 2 1 2 4 23 5.75 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 32 2 0 0 0 3 9 3.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ugo Perez 0 0 9 1 3 0 0 2 8 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brayden Wiliame 0 0 13 2 3 1 0 2 2 1.00 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