Catalans Dragons 25-24 Hull FC

Saturday 28th April 2018
KO: 18:00 - Round: 13

25-24 FT

HT: 8 14

Official: J Child

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Brayden Wiliame, Josh Drinkwater, Tony Gigot,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater 6,

  • Drop Goals
    Tony Gigot,

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Scott Taylor 2, Hakim Miloudi,

  • Goals
    Jake Connor 6,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Bench

Line Up

Catalans

Hull

Official Report / Commentary

Catalans Dragons moved off the foot of the Betfred Super League table following a last-gasp 25-24 victory against Hull FC in Perpignan.

Josh Drinkwater marked his debut for the French outfit by clinching the man-of-the-match award, but following two one-point victories in recent weeks, it was Hull who suffered defeat from a last-minute Tony Gigot drop goal.

Scott Taylor crashed over in the fourth minute to put the visitors ahead before Brayden Wiliame levelled, but Hull were back in front with Hakim Miloudi’s first try for the club before Jake Connor added his third goal to lead 14-6 at the break.

However, Catalans hit back with tries from Drinkwater and Gigot to move 20-14 ahead after 44 minutes, only for Taylor to touch down his second with a great 40-metre break from the prop.

Connor and Drinkwater traded penalties before the Hull man and Michael McIlorum were sin-binned for an altercation after a tackle.

Drinkwater added his sixth kick to nudge Catalans 24-22 ahead with six minutes left, but Connor followed suit and looked to have earned a point for the Black and Whites before Gigot’s late intervention.

Catalans head coach Steve McNamara said: "It was a real roller coaster of a game, so many events and swings of momentum.

"I thought we got what we deserved, I thought we deserved the win tonight and it’s been a tough period for us and to get one of the big scalps like Hull at home is great for the club.

"The players have worked extremely hard for this and it’s nice for us to go into our next game with the two points in the bag."

Hull boss Lee Radford told the club's official website: "We fell into Catalans trap and that frustrates me. Everything we said Catalans would do, with regards to slowing the game down to their pace, they did.

"We should have won the game. I’m frustrated with the result. We didn’t get up for this game. We’re a top side and we’ll be ready for next Saturday."

  • 79: Goal scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 77: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 74: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 51: TRY! scored for Hull by Scott Taylor
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 44: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 43: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 42: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 22: TRY! scored for Hull by Hakim Miloudi
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 20: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 6: TRY! scored for Hull by Scott Taylor
  • Key Performers

    Albert Kelly

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Catalans 3
    Hull 3

    Goals:

    Catalans 6
    Hull 6

    METRES:

    Catalans 1212
    Hull 1207

    CARRIES:

    Catalans 160
    Hull 167

    TACKLES:

    Catalans 341
    Hull 316

    OFFLOADS:

    Catalans 8
    Hull 9

    PENALTIES:

    Catalans 13
    Hull 10

    BREAKS:

    Catalans 5
    Hull 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Brayden Wiliame 1 1 9 2 4 3 0 16 146 9.13 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 6 0 1 7 0 14 109 7.79 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 16 0 3 0 0 14 97 6.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jodie Broughton 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 12 93 7.75 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Gigot 1 0 9 0 2 5 2 11 92 8.36 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Samisoni Langi 0 0 16 0 3 2 1 11 78 7.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Bird 0 0 27 3 3 2 0 10 76 7.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mickael Simon 0 0 26 6 2 0 0 11 74 6.73 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Benjamin Garcia 0 1 38 7 4 2 0 11 71 6.45 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Josh Drinkwater 1 0 19 2 3 2 7 9 66 7.33 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 2
    Remi Casty 0 0 32 6 2 2 0 9 58 6.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Louis Anderson 0 0 22 3 3 3 0 7 55 7.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 31 7 3 2 0 7 51 7.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 36 5 6 1 0 5 50 10.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Antoni Maria 0 0 16 3 2 0 0 7 49 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    David Mead 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 3 37 12.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael McIlorum 0 1 29 2 2 0 2 3 10 3.33 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Josh Griffin 0 0 22 1 2 3 1 16 124 7.75 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Hakim Miloudi 1 0 10 0 3 15 1 13 121 9.31 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Bureta Faraimo 0 0 3 1 2 3 0 16 121 7.56 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Scott Taylor 2 0 27 2 1 3 0 13 118 9.08 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mickey Paea 0 0 20 3 2 2 0 11 99 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Albert Kelly 0 1 13 2 2 8 1 9 78 8.67 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
    Fetuli Talanoa 0 0 2 1 2 2 0 9 63 7.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Lane 0 0 21 2 2 0 0 6 60 10.00 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Masimbaashe Matongo 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 7 58 8.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Houghton 0 0 41 7 0 3 0 9 57 6.33 0 8 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Sika Manu 0 0 21 1 3 0 0 8 57 7.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 9 0 3 1 0 8 53 6.63 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Dean Hadley 0 0 32 4 3 0 0 11 52 4.73 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 20 2 0 0 0 11 46 4.18 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Josh Bowden 0 0 27 7 3 0 0 8 45 5.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Abdull 0 2 15 3 1 5 5 8 29 3.63 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Connor 0 0 16 1 4 0 0 4 26 6.50 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 1

    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