Leeds Rhinos 25-28 Catalans Dragons

Wednesday 20th June 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 4

25-28 FT

HT: 24 10

Attendance: 10,366

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: Emerald Headingley Stadium

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Jack Walker, Liam Sutcliffe, Cameron Smith, Luke Briscoe,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe 4,

  • Drop Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe,

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Samisoni Langi, Josh Drinkwater, Fouad Yaha, Lewis Tierney, Kenny Edwards 2,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Catalans Dragons staged a superb second-half fightback to inflict a sixth straight defeat on Leeds Rhinos.

The hosts have slipped out of top-four contention and are now in danger of finishing in the Qualifiers after losing the rearranged fixture at Headingley 28-25.

Samisoni Langi gave Catalans the perfect start but the Rhinos hit back in emphatic fashion through tries from Jack Walker, Liam Sutcliffe and Cameron Smith.

Luke Briscoe marked his return to Leeds as a temporary replacement for England winger Ryan Hall with a well-taken try, only for Fouad Yaha, Lewis Tierney and Kenny Edwards to add to Josh Drinkwater's effort to level the scores.

Sutcliffe's drop goal appeared to have won it for the Rhinos but Adam Cuthbertson dropped the restart and Edwards made him pay to move the Dragons to within a point of their opponents in the Betfred Super League table.

Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: "As I've been saying most weeks, I think we're in good shape. When bodies come back and we have more of a regular team, we'll be good. The anxiety that we had a couple of years ago because of the fear of being in the bottom four is not there for us at the moment. But everybody is concerned. The crowd were brilliant tonight and are giving the players a huge amount of backing which is appreciated by the players, but I understand they're concerned."

Dragons coach Steve McNamara said: "It would have made it very difficult if we'd lost tonight, It was a huge game for us and we knew the task in hand. Headingley is a tough place to come and Leeds had a good performance against St Helens, played extremely fast. They did that in spells today, but we just knew we had to find a way to win the game and at half-time we still had the belief we could do that.We were pretty dominant throughout the game and were the better team."

 

  • 79: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Kenny Edwards
  • 77: Goal scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 59: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Kenny Edwards
  • 57: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lewis Tierney
  • 44: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 39: TRY! scored for Leeds by Luke Briscoe
  • 23: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 20: TRY! scored for Leeds by Cameron Smith
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 14: TRY! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 13: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jack Walker
  • 2: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 1: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Samisoni Langi
  • Key Performers

    Tom Briscoe

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Luke Briscoe

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Rhinos 4
    Catalans 6

    Goals:

    Rhinos 4
    Catalans 2

    METRES:

    Rhinos 1302
    Catalans 1206

    CARRIES:

    Rhinos 179
    Catalans 169

    TACKLES:

    Rhinos 322
    Catalans 298

    OFFLOADS:

    Rhinos 17
    Catalans 11

    PENALTIES:

    Rhinos 7
    Catalans 8

    BREAKS:

    Rhinos 9
    Catalans 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 33 5 3 4 0 24 160 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Briscoe 1 0 1 0 1 7 0 14 140 10.00 3 4 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 7 1 0 1 1 15 114 7.60 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ash Handley 0 0 4 0 1 4 0 13 109 8.38 1 4 4 0 0 0 1 1
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 47 9 3 3 0 16 98 6.13 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
    Brett Ferres 0 1 30 6 2 2 0 14 94 6.71 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Walker 1 1 9 0 0 10 0 14 92 6.57 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mikolaj Oledzki 0 0 31 7 3 3 0 10 75 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matt Parcell 0 0 31 7 1 1 0 11 72 6.55 0 9 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Cameron Smith 1 0 38 7 5 4 0 6 60 10.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Joel Moon 0 1 9 1 1 2 5 9 59 6.56 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Harry Newman 0 0 21 5 3 2 0 7 52 7.43 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Walters 0 0 12 3 2 0 0 8 52 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 1 1 23 3 4 2 3 8 49 6.13 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
    Tom Holroyd 0 0 6 1 2 0 0 5 42 8.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 12 2 5 0 0 3 20 6.67 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 8 3 1 0 0 2 14 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Greg Bird 0 0 22 1 1 6 0 13 129 9.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 24 4 2 2 0 12 116 9.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Kenny Edwards 2 0 21 4 0 4 0 12 103 8.58 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Mickael Simon 0 0 21 3 2 2 0 14 96 6.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Lewis Tierney 1 0 9 0 4 0 0 13 93 7.15 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Gigot 0 0 4 1 4 6 4 12 87 7.25 0 4 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Fouad Yaha 1 0 7 1 0 0 0 11 77 7.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Remi Casty 0 0 20 7 3 3 0 10 77 7.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brayden Wiliame 0 0 10 1 2 0 0 11 70 6.36 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Drinkwater 1 2 9 1 4 2 8 8 63 7.88 2 0 1 0 2 4 0 0
    Samisoni Langi 1 0 21 3 2 3 2 9 55 6.11 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 30 7 1 5 0 11 52 4.73 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Louis Anderson 0 0 11 3 2 0 0 7 51 7.29 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 25 6 1 0 0 7 49 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 25 10 3 0 0 5 34 6.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    David Mead 0 1 11 1 6 1 0 9 29 3.22 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael McIlorum 0 3 28 8 8 3 0 5 25 5.00 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 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