Wakefield Trinity 18-35 Catalans Dragons

Saturday 7th July 2018
KO: 18:30 - Round: 20

18-35 FT

HT: 12 22

Official: B Thaler

Venue: The Mobile Rocket Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Justin Horo 2, Tom Johnstone,

  • Goals
    Liam Finn 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Greg Bird, Benjamin Jullien, David Mead, Brayden Wiliame 2, Fouad Yaha,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater 5,

  • Drop Goals
    Tony Gigot,

Official Report / Commentary

Brayden Wiliame scored twice as Catalans Dragons maintained their impressive recent form with a hard-fought win over Wakefield Trinity at the Mobile Rocket Stadium.

First-half tries from Greg Bird, Benjamin Julien, David Mead and Wiliame helped the Dragons into a 22-12 interval lead.

Wakefield scored through Justin Horo (two) and Tom Johnstone but they could not deny Steve McNamara’s side a seventh win from their last nine Super League games as Wiliame completed his brace and Fouad Yaha also went over.

The result lifted Catalans level on points with Wakefield, who led in the fifth minute when former Dragons second-rower Horo grounded a short grubber kick from Tyler Randell.

Catalans boss McNamara said: "You win a game and you're elated for a couple of hours but then you realise you have to go again.

"There are a few teams in and around us, so we've just got to keep winning.

"There a million permutations, so you've just got to keep turning up and winning games."

Opposite number Chris Chester was left frustrated by his side's performance and felt the scoreline flattered Wakefield.

Chester, who saw prop Anthony England forced off with a bicep injury, said: "It's extremely disappointing.

"I don't know what was worse, the attack of the defence. We were terrible in both aspects of the game.

"We need to collectively and individually put things right."



  • 75: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 70: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 66: Goal scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 52: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Justin Horo
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 39: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 31: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 27: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by David Mead
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 25: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Benjamin Jullien
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 15: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Greg Bird
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 5: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Justin Horo
  • Key Performers

    Greg Bird

    Metres: 158

    Bill Tupou

    Metres: 157

    Kenny Edwards

    Offloads: 4

    Fouad Yaha

    Metres: 159
    Clean Breaks: 4

    Tom Johnstone

    Metres: 187
    Clean Breaks: 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Trinity 3
    Catalans 6

    Goals:

    Trinity 3
    Catalans 5

    METRES:

    Trinity 1245
    Catalans 1588

    CARRIES:

    Trinity 181
    Catalans 186

    TACKLES:

    Trinity 341
    Catalans 315

    OFFLOADS:

    Trinity 12
    Catalans 14

    PENALTIES:

    Trinity 5
    Catalans 6

    BREAKS:

    Trinity 9
    Catalans 14

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Johnstone 1 0 2 0 1 12 1 17 187 11.00 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Bill Tupou 0 0 8 0 0 4 0 14 157 11.21 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 0 7 0 4 4 1 13 109 8.38 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Reece Lyne 0 0 20 4 2 4 0 13 106 8.15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Anthony England 0 0 27 4 3 0 0 14 98 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    David Fifita 0 0 30 7 3 6 0 15 83 5.53 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Justin Horo 2 0 32 5 6 2 1 12 74 6.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 33 13 1 0 0 14 67 4.79 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Kyle Wood 0 0 17 4 6 3 0 8 56 7.00 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 19 3 1 1 0 8 55 6.88 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 8 1 2 1 0 11 54 4.91 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Tyler Randell 0 1 26 6 4 1 1 5 46 9.20 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Finn 0 1 20 2 7 0 3 8 37 4.63 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 39 9 3 1 0 7 36 5.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Chris Annakin 0 0 17 3 2 5 0 4 31 7.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 24 4 5 1 0 8 25 3.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jacob Miller 0 0 12 1 7 3 2 10 24 2.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Fouad Yaha 1 1 6 0 1 5 1 13 159 12.23 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Bird 1 0 22 2 1 4 0 19 158 8.32 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 19 2 0 3 0 15 135 9.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 9 1 4 5 1 13 134 10.31 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tony Gigot 0 0 4 0 1 10 2 14 122 8.71 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 18 1 3 2 0 12 111 9.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Brayden Wiliame 2 0 12 1 4 5 0 9 110 12.22 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    David Mead 1 0 14 2 3 2 0 16 109 6.81 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 50 12 2 9 0 12 108 9.00 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 13 1 5 1 0 10 83 8.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickael Simon 0 0 22 3 3 2 0 11 81 7.36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Samisoni Langi 0 2 18 3 9 2 1 13 74 5.69 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Kenny Edwards 0 1 18 3 3 1 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Benjamin Jullien 1 0 29 9 2 3 0 6 47 7.83 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael McIlorum 0 0 26 4 2 1 1 6 35 5.83 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 14 2 1 1 0 2 28 14.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 1 21 2 4 1 7 5 27 5.40 0 0 0 0 5 3 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