Catalans Dragons 14-16 Wakefield Trinity

Saturday 24th February 2018
KO: 17:15 - Round: 3

14-16 FT

HT: 10 8

Official: G Hewer

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Ben Garcia, Lewis Tierney,

  • Goals
    Lucas Albert 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Reece Lyne, Tom Johnstone, David Fifita,

  • Goals
    Liam Finn 2,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Bench

Line Up

Catalans

Trinity

Official Report / Commentary

Wakefield Trinity maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 16-14 win over Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.

Catalans, who welcomed back Tony Gigot following an almost year-long suspension, fell behind in the 16th minute through Reece Lyne’s try.

But Benjamin Garcia crossed to level with Lucas Albert adding the extras before he extended Catalans’ lead with a penalty on the half-hour. 

Tom Johnstone raced away to go over in the corner to level the scores, with Liam Finn again missing the conversion attempt only for Albert’s penalty to hand Catalans a 10-8 half-time advantage.

Tonga international David Fifita’s try put Wakefield back in front with Finn’s conversion taking him to 500 points in the competition.

Finn added a further penalty to extend his side’s lead to six points but Catalans set up a grandstand finish when Lewis Tierney went over although Albert was unable to tie the game with his conversion kick from the touchline. 

Catalans coach Steve McNamara said: “I thought we deserved to win, I’ll be honest. I thought we did enough to win the game and unfortunately for us, given the position we are in, we ended up on the wrong side of a two-point game.

“What I thought was good was our effort, our attitude, our desire and our response from last week, they were all superb. But we probably lacked a bit of management in terms of controlling the end of the game and finishing that game off.”

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: “I thought we were a little bit scratchy with the ball and I thought Catalans defended really, really well.

“They slowed the ruck down pretty good and they got plenty of numbers in and they caused us a lot of problems and we struggled to really march them down the field. We got the two points and that’s all that matters."

  • 65: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lewis Tierney
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 51: TRY! scored for Wakefield by David Fifita
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lucas Albert
  • 33: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lucas Albert
  • 27: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lucas Albert
  • 26: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Ben Garcia
  • 15: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Reece Lyne
  • 3: Interchange Off for Wakefield, Kyle Wood Off
  • 3: Interchange On for Wakefield, Ryan Hampshire On
  • Key Performers

    Greg Bird

    Offloads: 4

    Tinirau Arona

    Tackles: 59

    Bill Tupou

    Metres: 175

    Tom Johnstone

    Metres: 228
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Catalans 2
    Trinity 3

    Goals:

    Catalans 3
    Trinity 2

    METRES:

    Catalans 1395
    Trinity 1305

    CARRIES:

    Catalans 194
    Trinity 173

    TACKLES:

    Catalans 348
    Trinity 378

    OFFLOADS:

    Catalans 9
    Trinity 10

    PENALTIES:

    Catalans 8
    Trinity 8

    BREAKS:

    Catalans 5
    Trinity 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 24 5 0 2 0 16 143 8.94 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Fouad Yaha 0 0 4 0 1 6 0 14 133 9.50 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lewis Tierney 1 0 3 0 0 5 0 18 127 7.06 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    David Mead 0 1 8 1 4 4 0 15 120 8.00 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Gigot 0 0 19 2 3 2 0 15 115 7.67 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
    Benjamin Garcia 1 0 25 3 1 5 0 18 110 6.11 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Bird 0 1 10 2 0 4 6 20 107 5.35 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 38 5 3 1 0 14 99 7.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickael Simon 0 0 23 4 1 1 0 12 97 8.08 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Brayden Wiliame 0 0 5 0 2 1 0 9 88 9.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 32 4 0 1 0 9 71 7.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sam Moa 0 0 30 4 2 0 0 8 53 6.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 45 2 0 0 0 6 43 7.17 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lucas Albert 0 0 26 5 10 3 10 12 41 3.42 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0
    Louis Anderson 0 0 15 2 1 0 0 3 28 9.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 41 7 1 0 0 5 20 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Iain Thornley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
    Tom Johnstone 1 0 4 0 2 10 1 18 228 12.67 3 2 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Bill Tupou 0 1 16 1 0 4 0 21 175 8.33 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
    David Fifita 1 0 20 1 2 6 0 18 144 8.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 5 1 2 2 2 12 113 9.42 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Reece Lyne 1 0 14 3 2 1 0 13 97 7.46 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Scott Grix 0 0 8 0 2 2 1 13 86 6.62 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 59 7 0 0 0 12 76 6.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 38 5 1 1 0 12 69 5.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Anthony England 0 0 32 1 0 0 0 8 61 7.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Craig Huby 0 0 28 4 1 0 0 7 56 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Ryan Hampshire 0 0 29 2 7 1 1 8 48 6.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 16 3 2 1 0 6 41 6.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Horo 0 0 43 4 7 1 0 8 37 4.63 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
    Jacob Miller 0 0 13 1 2 0 5 9 32 3.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Baldwinson 0 0 12 5 0 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Finn 0 2 39 9 5 0 1 3 15 5.00 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 0
    Kyle Wood 0 0 2 1 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