Catalans Dragons 22-12 Huddersfield Giants

Saturday 29th September 2018
KO: 18:30 - Round: 7

22-12 FT

HT: 0 12

Attendance: 7,304

Official: G Dolan

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    David Mead 4,

  • Goals
    Lucas Albert 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Lee Gaskell, Innes Senior,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

David Mead scored four second-half tries as Catalans Dragons came from behind to beat Huddersfield Giants 22-12 in the final Betfred Super League game of the season.

The Giants appeared to be on course to end their campaign on a high before Mead's stunning intervention saw the Dragons finish two points behind their visitors in the table.

Huddersfield took the lead in the opening minute thanks to Louis Senior's first Super League try before brother Innes crossed to make it 10-0 and a Danny Brough penalty left the Giants in control at the break.

Papua New Guinea international Mead scored two converted tries to cancel out Huddersfield's lead with 20 minutes remaining and compelted the comeback with two more scores late on.

Catalans head coach Steve McNamara said: “Mead came up with the four tries that we scored and he’s got really good, natural instincts.

“For me, it’s quite an emotional night. This is the last time that this group will be together.

“What they’ve achieved this year is historic and will go down in history within rugby league. They’ve done it through hard work and I’m so proud of them.”

Opposite number Simon Woolford said: “At the start of the game we spoke about finishing with a really good effort and I thought our effort was outstanding.

“Over the past few weeks we’ve really struggled in attack with some key personnel being out but we had a couple of opportunities out there tonight – one before half-time and one just after and we weren’t able to land that killer blow.

“Credit to Catalans, when they got down our end they put on some points."

  • 78: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by David Mead
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lucas Albert
  • 72: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by David Mead
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lucas Albert
  • 59: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by David Mead
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lucas Albert
  • 50: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by David Mead
  • 27: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 22: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Innes Senior
  • 3: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 1: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • Key Performers

    Danny Brough

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Catalans 4
    Giants 2

    Goals:

    Catalans 3
    Giants 2

    METRES:

    Catalans 1146
    Giants 1036

    CARRIES:

    Catalans 150
    Giants 137

    TACKLES:

    Catalans 274
    Giants 322

    OFFLOADS:

    Catalans 4
    Giants 6

    PENALTIES:

    Catalans 8
    Giants 10

    BREAKS:

    Catalans 5
    Giants 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Samisoni Langi 0 0 9 3 1 2 0 16 133 8.31 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 1
    David Mead 4 0 4 1 4 6 0 10 122 12.20 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Benjamin Jullien 0 1 12 4 1 2 0 14 111 7.93 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickael Goudemand 0 0 44 8 2 2 0 12 92 7.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Louis Anderson 0 0 19 3 2 0 0 11 73 6.64 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
    Lucas Albert 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 10 72 7.20 0 0 2 0 3 2 1 0
    Greg Bird 0 0 15 4 0 3 1 10 71 7.10 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Brayden Wiliame 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 9 61 6.78 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickael Simon 0 0 18 3 1 0 0 8 60 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lambert Belmas 0 0 15 4 0 1 0 7 57 8.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Moa 0 0 18 3 1 0 0 10 56 5.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Antoni Maria 0 0 28 6 0 1 0 8 56 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 22 4 0 3 0 7 47 6.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 21 5 2 0 0 6 47 7.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Josh Drinkwater 0 2 7 0 3 1 7 6 44 7.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 10 1 2 0 1 4 38 9.50 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael McIlorum 0 0 28 3 4 0 1 2 6 3.00 0 2 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
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 26 3 1 3 0 16 112 7.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew English 0 0 18 2 2 3 0 9 104 11.56 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 28 9 1 1 0 12 103 8.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Louis Senior 1 0 14 3 2 3 1 12 90 7.50 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Colton Roche 0 0 26 1 2 0 0 11 87 7.91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Mamo 0 1 16 0 0 6 1 12 79 6.58 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 1
    Jermaine McGillvary 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 11 78 7.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Innes Senior 1 0 3 0 2 2 0 8 77 9.63 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 38 10 0 2 1 6 57 9.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 24 3 0 1 0 8 57 7.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 19 2 1 0 0 9 43 4.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Lee Gaskell 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 2 42 21.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 32 6 3 1 0 8 41 5.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Brough 0 0 10 3 2 0 6 5 26 5.20 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 22 5 1 0 0 3 23 7.67 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 17 4 2 1 1 1 9 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Oliver Russell 0 0 24 6 3 0 4 4 8 2.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3

    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