Catalans Dragons 44-10 Salford Red Devils

Saturday 21st July 2018
KO: 17:00 - Round: 22

44-10 FT

HT: 28 4

Attendance: 8,672

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Fouad Yaha 4, Josh Drinkwater, Jason Baitieri, Kenny Edwards 2,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater 6,

  • Drop Goals

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Derrell Olpherts, Josh Wood,

  • Goals
    Ed Chamberlain,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Fouad Yaha touched down for four tries and Kenny Edwards scored two as Catalans Dragons crushed Salford Red Devils in Perpignan.

The home side scored their first try in the sixth minute and rarely looked troubled as they ran out 44-10 winners to secure their placein the Super League for 2019.

After having gone through the dreaded Million Pound Game in 2017, the home side were looking to avoid the potential of playing in it for a second successive year and secure a top-eight finish.

They did so despite the late withdrawal of influential back rower, Greg Bird, who missed the game to attend the birth of his second child.

Salford Red Devils head coach Ian Watson heaped praise on Catalans Dragons half-back Josh Drinkwater after the defeat.

He said: "Catalans are a good team at home, everyone knows that, they’ve re-built half way through the year with Josh Drinkwater coming in and on the back of that you can see what he adds to the Catalans, his kicking game particularly – he’s killed us out there today.

“The game was nip and tuck and at 10-4 we were kind of getting back into that arm wrestle and then Drinkwater’s kicking game, we had to defend five sets back to back and they capitalised. They scored a bit of a scrappy try and we didn’t really get it back from there.”

Catalans coach Steve McNamara was delighted with his side's win over Salford, a victory that secured their Super League status for 2019.

“I’m relieved that we finally know it’s done, it’s been a long road for us so far this season," McNamara said.

"The start put us under tremendous pressure but the response from the playing group and the staff has been incredible to be honest. 

“Winning was all that mattered tonight."

  • 69: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 68: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Kenny Edwards
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Salford by Ed Chamberlain
  • 62: TRY! scored for Salford by Josh Wood
  • 48: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 47: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • 44: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • 38: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 34: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Kenny Edwards
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 32: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Jason Baitieri
  • 21: TRY! scored for Salford by Derrell Olpherts
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 18: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 6: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • Key Performers

    Fouad Yaha

    Tries: 4
    Clean Breaks: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Catalans 8
    Red Devils 2

    Goals:

    Catalans 6
    Red Devils 1

    METRES:

    Catalans 1564
    Red Devils 815

    CARRIES:

    Catalans 201
    Red Devils 118

    TACKLES:

    Catalans 247
    Red Devils 375

    OFFLOADS:

    Catalans 13
    Red Devils 7

    PENALTIES:

    Catalans 3
    Red Devils 4

    BREAKS:

    Catalans 9
    Red Devils 3

    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 8 0 0 1 0 16 169 10.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Brayden Wiliame 0 3 10 1 1 6 0 17 155 9.12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Fouad Yaha 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 13 134 10.31 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 18 3 1 5 0 14 134 9.57 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Mickael Simon 0 0 23 8 3 1 0 13 113 8.69 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Kenny Edwards 2 0 7 1 0 5 0 14 100 7.14 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Louis Anderson 0 0 11 0 0 1 0 14 93 6.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    David Mead 0 0 18 3 3 3 0 12 91 7.58 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Tony Gigot 0 1 7 0 1 4 5 15 78 5.20 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 22 5 5 2 0 9 76 8.44 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 21 4 0 1 0 10 74 7.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 6 2 4 0 0 12 70 5.83 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Drinkwater 1 1 10 2 1 1 8 7 63 9.00 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 1
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 22 3 0 1 1 7 58 8.29 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Samisoni Langi 0 1 17 3 3 0 3 12 57 4.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jason Baitieri 1 0 21 3 0 2 0 11 57 5.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Michael McIlorum 0 1 26 3 0 0 1 5 42 8.40 0 3 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
    Derrell Olpherts 1 0 6 0 1 7 0 16 119 7.44 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 23 0 1 3 0 11 103 9.36 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Junior Sau 0 0 9 1 2 2 0 10 101 10.10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Murray 0 0 48 10 1 1 0 10 81 8.10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Mossop 0 0 32 9 1 0 0 9 77 8.56 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Bibby 0 0 6 2 0 2 0 6 48 8.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Lama Tasi 0 0 24 5 0 0 0 9 47 5.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joshua Jones 0 1 26 5 6 4 0 8 43 5.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Edward Chamberlain 0 0 18 1 2 0 0 7 38 5.43 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0
    Niall Evalds 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 4 34 8.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyrone McCarthy 0 0 30 5 3 0 0 5 33 6.60 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Wood 1 1 35 2 3 2 0 6 30 5.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Nakubuwai 0 0 30 2 2 1 0 5 25 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Shorrocks 0 0 15 1 3 0 0 6 18 3.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Levy Nzoungou 0 0 23 7 1 0 0 2 8 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Burke 0 0 22 1 0 0 0 1 6 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Robert Lui 0 0 23 6 9 1 3 3 4 1.33 0 0 1 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