St Helens 26-12 Catalans Dragons

Thursday 3rd May 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 14

26-12 FT

HT: 16 4

Attendance: 9,138

Official: R Hicks

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Morgan Knowles, Regan Grace 2,

  • Goals
    Danny Richardson 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Brayden Wiliame, Jodie Broughton, Lewis Tierney,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Regan Grace scored two second-half tries as Betfred Super League leaders St Helens ran out 26-12 winners against Catalans Dragons at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Saints, having scored a combined total of 126 points in their victories over Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils, registered two tries inside the opening 15 minutes through Jonny Lomax and Tommy Makinson.

Catalans, to their credit, fought back and Brayden Wiliame touched down just after the half-hour mark, but that was cancelled out almost immediately by Morgan Knowles.

Grace scored either side of a Jodie Broughton touchdown and, although the Dragons crossed again through Lewis Tierney, Saints held on to move four points clear at the summit.

Saints head coach Justin Holbrook said: “Both sides probably weren’t at their best but the main thing is we came away with the win.

“It’s hard for us, coming off two big wins and we knew Catalans weren’t a bad team, but a lot of individuals were below their best.”

On man of the match Makinson's England prospects, Holbrook added: “I’ll leave that to the selectors but he keeps on delivering. He’s been phenomenal the whole year, we’re 14 rounds in now and he’s been fantastic every week.

“And it’s all parts of his game, he’s defending great, his yardage carries are high, he’s finishing tries and catching bombs.”

Dragons head coach Steve McNamara said: “I’m disappointed because I thought it was an opportunity lost. I thought we had a great chance.

“Saints have been fabulous in the last few weeks but they were a bit off their standard and there was an opportunity there.

"But we didn’t quite find our rhythm in attack to do enough damage.

“The effort was good and the players tried really hard but we didn’t have enough connection in attack to put Saints under pressure.”

  • 77: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lewis Tierney
  • 70: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 69: TRY! scored for St Helens by Regan Grace
  • 45: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Jodie Broughton
  • 43: TRY! scored for St Helens by Regan Grace
  • 33: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 32: TRY! scored for St Helens by Morgan Knowles
  • 31: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 14: TRY! scored for St Helens by Tommy Makinson
  • 11: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 10: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • Key Performers

    Mark Percival

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Saints 5
    Catalans 3

    Goals:

    Saints 3
    Catalans 0

    METRES:

    Saints 1246
    Catalans 1211

    CARRIES:

    Saints 197
    Catalans 181

    TACKLES:

    Saints 359
    Catalans 326

    OFFLOADS:

    Saints 9
    Catalans 8

    PENALTIES:

    Saints 7
    Catalans 10

    BREAKS:

    Saints 8
    Catalans 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Zeb Taia 0 0 27 1 1 2 0 22 117 5.32 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Luke Thompson 0 0 23 4 0 1 0 14 114 8.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Kyle Amor 0 0 18 1 1 2 0 13 113 8.69 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Douglas 0 0 24 3 0 1 0 17 111 6.53 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Makinson 1 1 4 0 0 9 1 17 110 6.47 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jonathan Lomax 1 0 3 0 0 6 0 14 103 7.36 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Percival 0 2 9 1 0 6 1 14 96 6.86 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jon Wilkin 0 0 39 9 1 2 0 20 95 4.75 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    James Roby 0 1 28 3 1 1 0 10 94 9.40 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 35 7 0 3 0 12 81 6.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Regan Grace 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 16 65 4.06 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Knowles 1 0 38 9 3 2 0 7 54 7.71 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 29 5 2 1 0 7 39 5.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Richardson 0 1 23 4 1 10 8 5 25 5.00 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 1
    Theo Fages 0 0 21 0 1 0 3 6 24 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Morgan 0 0 24 3 4 0 0 2 4 2.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Smith 0 0 14 3 1 0 0 1 1 1.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tony Gigot 0 0 4 0 2 2 2 17 116 6.82 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jodie Broughton 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 14 113 8.07 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brayden Wiliame 1 1 3 0 1 3 0 15 107 7.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Antoni Maria 0 0 28 4 3 0 0 14 95 6.79 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Louis Anderson 0 0 21 1 2 3 0 15 93 6.20 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Moa 0 0 20 4 3 1 0 11 92 8.36 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Lewis Tierney 1 0 7 0 4 2 0 13 81 6.23 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 33 9 4 0 0 11 81 7.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Samisoni Langi 0 0 25 3 4 2 2 11 68 6.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 18 1 5 0 0 8 68 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Bird 0 0 26 3 1 1 0 10 55 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
    Vincent Duport 0 1 19 3 6 0 0 8 49 6.13 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 43 5 4 0 0 10 49 4.90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 16 1 1 1 0 4 40 10.00 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael McIlorum 0 0 24 2 4 0 1 7 36 5.14 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 1 14 0 3 0 5 6 35 5.83 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 1
    Remi Casty 0 0 22 4 0 3 0 7 33 4.71 1 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