Catalans Dragons 6-35 Wigan Warriors

Saturday 18th August 2018
KO: 18:30 - Round: 2

6-35 FT

HT: 0 18

Official: G Dolan

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Fouad Yaha,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Joe Greenwood 2, Morgan Escare 2, Tony Clubb, George Williams,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins 5,

  • Drop Goals
    Sam Tomkins,

Official Report / Commentary

Catalans Dragons will go into next Saturday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final on the back of successive heavy Betfred Super League defeats after going down 35-6 at home to Wigan Warriors.

Coming on the back of a 56-6 loss by final opponents Warrington Wolves, the one-sided reverse in Perpignan was the worst possible preparation for the Dragons’ big day at Wembley.

The Dragons have taken just a point from their last five league games and coach Steve McNamara was also handed an injury scare when full-back Tony Gigot pulled out of the game with an ankle problem, although the club remain confident he will be fit for Wembley.

Joe Greenwood opened the scoring for Wigan, with Morgan Escare crossing twice just before the break to put the visitors 18-0 up after three goals from Sam Tomkins.

Tony Clubb extended the Warriors' lead before Fouad Yaha finally got the home side on the scoreboard, but Shaun Wane's side added two more tries through George Williams and Greenwood's second before Tomkins took his tally to 11 points with a late drop-goal.

On the injury to Gigot, Dragons coach McNamara said: “Tony suffered an ankle injury at Wigan the week before the semi.

"He recovered from that to play in the semi-final but he’s been having a bit of trouble with it and he felt it before the game.

“So we weren’t going to risk him. As I say, it was about getting the team ready to play next week.”

Wigan coach Wane said: “It was a good performance, this is always a tough place to come. I thought we were very physical.

“I’m happy, we’ve got some momentum before the break and perhaps we’ll get a few players back for the next game.”

  • 80: Goal scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 67: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Greenwood
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 58: TRY! scored for Wigan by George Williams
  • 50: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 49: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • 42: TRY! scored for Wigan by Tony Clubb
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 39: TRY! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 36: TRY! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 11: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 10: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Greenwood
  • Key Performers

    Morgan Escare

    Metres: 162

    John Bateman

    Offloads: 4

    Dan Sarginson

    Metres: 162

    Tom Davies

    Metres: 176

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Catalans 1
    Warriors 6

    Goals:

    Catalans 1
    Warriors 5

    METRES:

    Catalans 1100
    Warriors 1537

    CARRIES:

    Catalans 150
    Warriors 197

    TACKLES:

    Catalans 333
    Warriors 293

    OFFLOADS:

    Catalans 6
    Warriors 11

    PENALTIES:

    Catalans 8
    Warriors 4

    BREAKS:

    Catalans 6
    Warriors 12

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Louis Anderson 0 0 10 1 2 2 0 12 122 10.17 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Lucas Albert 0 0 3 0 1 5 2 14 98 7.00 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 4 0 6 3 0 11 94 8.55 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Samisoni Langi 0 0 21 3 3 1 2 12 94 7.83 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Kenny Edwards 0 0 25 4 3 5 0 15 86 5.73 1 0 4 0 0 0 2 2
    Brayden Wiliame 0 0 7 0 1 4 0 6 84 14.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 32 7 3 2 0 11 79 7.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mickael Goudemand 0 0 33 12 3 0 0 10 68 6.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 29 6 7 2 0 6 58 9.67 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 22 1 1 1 0 11 55 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Fouad Yaha 1 0 5 0 2 0 0 11 54 4.91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Iain Thornley 0 0 20 3 6 1 0 7 49 7.00 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 36 9 4 0 0 9 49 5.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Antoni Maria 0 0 12 0 1 0 0 4 37 9.25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 30 7 6 1 0 3 28 9.33 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael McIlorum 0 0 28 5 5 1 0 3 24 8.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 1 16 2 4 0 6 5 21 4.20 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Davies 0 1 6 1 0 3 0 17 176 10.35 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Dan Sarginson 0 0 10 1 1 8 2 23 162 7.04 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Morgan Escare 2 0 2 0 1 5 0 10 162 16.20 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Greenwood 2 0 30 3 1 8 0 16 129 8.06 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    John Bateman 0 0 31 6 1 6 1 16 121 7.56 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 0
    George Williams 1 1 11 1 3 9 3 16 118 7.38 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 18 5 0 1 0 12 106 8.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Flower 0 0 33 8 3 3 0 11 102 9.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Tomkins 0 1 5 0 2 5 7 12 84 7.00 1 1 1 0 5 1 0 0
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 28 5 2 1 0 12 83 6.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Gabriel Hamlin 0 0 17 2 0 3 0 9 70 7.78 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Partington 0 0 15 3 3 1 0 12 63 5.25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    William Isa 0 0 18 4 3 0 1 7 48 6.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 0 17 0 2 1 1 12 47 3.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tony Clubb 1 0 21 2 2 1 0 6 40 6.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Powell 0 2 31 2 4 0 0 5 26 5.20 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Marshall 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0.00 0 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