St Helens 50-14 Catalans Dragons

Sunday 28th April 2019
KO: 15:00 - Round: 13

50-14 FT

HT: 16 10

Official: R Hicks

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Adam Swift, Zeb Taia, Aaron Smith, Theo Fages, Dominique Peyroux, Matthew Costello (3), Jack Welsby,

  • Goals
    Danny Richardson (7),

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Brayden Wiliame (2), Lewis Tierney,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Matty Costello scored a second half hat-trick as nine-try St Helens thrashed Catalans Dragons 50-14 to protect their four-point lead over Warrington at the top of the Betfred Super League table.

Centre Costello crossed three times in 21 minutes, with six other players joining in the rout of Steve McNamara’s Challenge Cup holders.

Dragons, who ended St Helens’ 100 per cent start to the season at Stade Gilbert Brutus with an 18-10 win on April 6, led 6-0 early on but did not threaten to complete an unlikely double over Justin Holbrook’s seasoned trailblazers.


Since that defeat Saints have won four games in a row, including Wire and derby rivals Wigan, scoring 186 points, 112 in wins over Hull FC and now the Perpignan outfit.

Adam Swift, Zen Taia, aaron Smith, Theo Fages, Dominique Peyroux and Jack Welsby also went over for Saints, with Braden Williame (2) and Lewis Tierney responding for the Dragons.

  • 76: TRY! scored for St Helens by Matthew Costello
  • 76: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 72: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 71: TRY! scored for St Helens by Matthew Costello
  • 68: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 66: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jack Welsby
  • 61: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lewis Tierney
  • 54: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 54: TRY! scored for St Helens by Matthew Costello
  • 51: TRY! scored for St Helens by Dominique Peyroux
  • 44: TRY! scored for St Helens by Theo Fages
  • 44: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 38: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 30: TRY! scored for St Helens by Aaron Smith
  • 30: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 24: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 23: TRY! scored for St Helens by Zeb Taia
  • 10: TRY! scored for St Helens by Adam Swift
  • 4: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 4: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • Key Performers

    Zeb Taia

    Clean Breaks: 3
    Offloads: 4

    Alex Walmsley

    Metres: 161
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Matthew Costello

    Tries: 3
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Jack Welsby

    Metres: 161
    Clean Breaks: 3
    Offloads: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Saints 9
    Catalans 3

    Goals:

    Saints 7
    Catalans 1

    METRES:

    Saints 1472
    Catalans 897

    CARRIES:

    Saints 195
    Catalans 145

    TACKLES:

    Saints 289
    Catalans 310

    OFFLOADS:

    Saints 20
    Catalans 11

    PENALTIES:

    Saints 6
    Catalans 7

    BREAKS:

    Saints 21
    Catalans 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jack Welsby 1 0 3 0 0 12 0 22 161 7.32 3 2 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Alex Walmsley 0 1 17 1 1 13 0 19 161 8.47 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Zeb Taia 1 2 27 2 0 9 0 19 144 7.58 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Kyle Amor 0 0 17 2 0 1 0 16 131 8.19 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Swift 1 1 6 1 0 4 0 12 125 10.42 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Regan Grace 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 12 94 7.83 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Smith 1 0 37 8 3 6 0 6 87 14.50 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominique Peyroux 1 0 34 5 0 5 1 12 87 7.25 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    James Bentley 0 0 7 2 1 3 0 4 82 20.50 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jack Ashworth 0 0 13 3 1 1 0 9 71 7.89 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Costello 3 0 17 3 1 2 0 9 70 7.78 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Lees 0 0 28 6 6 0 0 14 69 4.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kevin Naiqama 0 1 10 1 1 1 1 9 48 5.33 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Richardson 0 2 15 4 2 2 5 10 48 4.80 1 1 1 0 7 2 3 1
    Joseph Paulo 0 0 30 5 1 3 1 9 47 5.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Joe Batchelor 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 25 12.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Theo Fages 1 1 20 3 3 2 2 11 22 2.00 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tony Gigot 0 0 10 1 3 5 2 18 136 7.56 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 37 3 4 0 0 14 103 7.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Brayden Wiliame 2 0 2 0 3 5 0 13 92 7.08 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Samisoni Langi 0 1 13 0 6 3 0 17 80 4.71 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Mickael Goudemand 0 0 21 3 0 0 0 10 79 7.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sam Moa 0 0 28 6 3 0 0 17 62 3.65 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickael Simon 0 0 26 7 5 0 0 8 61 7.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Lewis Tierney 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 6 54 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 26 3 4 1 0 9 48 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Kasiano 0 0 10 1 2 2 0 6 48 8.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Matt Whitley 0 2 8 1 5 2 0 9 47 5.22 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 31 3 7 1 0 7 31 4.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kenny Edwards 0 0 9 0 2 3 0 3 27 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 53 6 3 0 0 2 11 5.50 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Tomkins 0 0 16 4 4 0 2 4 10 2.50 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 0
    David Mead 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 8 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Smith 0 0 15 0 12 0 4 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