Wakefield Trinity 22-12 Catalans Dragons

Thursday 21st February 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 3

22-12 FT

HT: 18 8

Attendance: 4,639

Official: C Kendall

Venue: The Mobile Rocket Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Tom Johnstone, David Fifita, James Batchelor,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 5,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Samisoni Langi 2,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Danny Brough marked the 500th appearance of his career by leading Wakefield Trinity to their first win of the Betfred Super League season.

The veteran half-back was given the honour of leading the team out on his landmark appearance and played a big role in the 22-12 victory over Catalans Dragons.

The French side led 8-6 after 29 minutes after Sam Tomkins converted Samisoni Langi's try and then kicked a penalty, cancelling out winger Tom Johnstone's brilliant finish early on for Wakefield.

But the Dragons' indiscipline once again proved their undoing as the home team built up a head of steam to lead 20-8 at half-time.

David Fifita powered his way over before Brough, having booted a penalty, laid on a try for James Batchelor with a kick on the last tackle.

Langi's second try gave Catalans hope in the 56th minute, taking Tomkins' pass to force his way over, but Brough kicked another penalty to take his points tally to 10.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: “He’s certainly rolled back the years. We had his wife and two kids in before the game to present Danny with his 500th shirt.

“He typifies what Wakefield are all about. He’s a competitor. Sometimes his mouth gets the better of him but I’d much rather Danny Brough be in my team than any other.

“It was a fantastic performance and what a fantastic achievement, playing 500 games takes some doing.”

Catalans coach Steve McNamara said: “We prepared well but we showed a lack of discipline in all parts of the game.

“We didn’t concede in the second half but we never showed enough discipline with the ball to trouble Wakefield too much.

“I’m really disappointed and frustrated with our performance.”

  • 65: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 56: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Samisoni Langi
  • 36: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 35: TRY! scored for Wakefield by James Batchelor
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 31: TRY! scored for Wakefield by David Fifita
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 19: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Samisoni Langi
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 16: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • Key Performers

    Reece Lyne

    Metres: 151

    Bill Tupou

    Metres: 186

    Lewis Tierney

    Clean Breaks: 4

    Matt Whitley

    Tackles: 52

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Trinity 3
    Catalans 2

    Goals:

    Trinity 5
    Catalans 2

    METRES:

    Trinity 1184
    Catalans 1120

    CARRIES:

    Trinity 164
    Catalans 161

    TACKLES:

    Trinity 315
    Catalans 386

    OFFLOADS:

    Trinity 5
    Catalans 7

    PENALTIES:

    Trinity 7
    Catalans 8

    BREAKS:

    Trinity 5
    Catalans 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Bill Tupou 0 0 12 1 1 4 0 21 186 8.86 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Reece Lyne 0 0 17 3 0 9 0 15 151 10.07 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    David Fifita 1 0 33 7 0 4 0 16 130 8.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    George King 0 0 11 0 3 2 0 12 80 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 37 4 2 0 0 7 78 11.14 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 11 77 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Kyle Wood 0 0 46 10 0 0 0 8 75 9.38 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 1 3 0 1 5 0 11 62 5.64 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 21 2 3 1 0 11 59 5.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 19 0 1 2 0 10 59 5.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Johnstone 1 0 3 0 3 3 0 11 57 5.18 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Miller 0 1 18 0 4 4 0 8 48 6.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Batchelor 1 0 30 2 1 1 0 6 48 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Anthony England 0 0 22 4 1 1 0 8 33 4.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 8 4 1 1 0 3 25 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Justin Horo 0 0 9 1 1 0 0 3 11 3.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Brough 0 1 17 3 2 1 9 3 5 1.67 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    David Mead 0 1 6 1 2 3 0 15 130 8.67 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Samisoni Langi 2 0 28 4 4 5 1 13 119 9.15 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 6 0 2 2 0 16 117 7.31 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickael Goudemand 0 0 33 7 3 0 0 12 97 8.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 27 1 5 3 0 13 85 6.54 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Mickael Simon 0 0 27 2 3 1 0 11 83 7.55 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 29 6 0 0 0 13 75 5.77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Remi Casty 0 0 27 5 0 2 0 9 73 8.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Brayden Wiliame 0 0 14 2 3 0 0 11 72 6.55 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Gigot 0 0 14 1 3 2 3 9 68 7.56 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Kenny Edwards 0 0 36 6 2 0 0 6 49 8.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Antoni Maria 0 0 11 3 0 2 0 7 47 6.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Tomkins 0 1 6 0 0 2 0 12 34 2.83 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 1
    Matt Whitley 0 0 52 11 2 1 0 6 24 4.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 16 1 2 1 0 2 21 10.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Smith 0 0 13 1 1 0 4 4 20 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael McIlorum 0 0 41 7 6 0 1 2 6 3.00 0 1 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