Leeds Rhinos 31-12 Catalans Dragons

Sunday 30th June 2019
KO: 15:00 - Round: 20

31-12 FT

HT: 18 6

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: Emerald Headingley Stadium

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Adam Cuthbertson, Tom Briscoe, Brad Singleton, Konrad Hurrell, Jack Walker,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe (5),

  • Drop Goals
    Richie Myler,

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Arthur Romano, Sam Tomkins,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins (2),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Leeds Rhinos returned to winning ways to climb off the foot of the Betfred Super League table after a convincing 31-12 victory over out-of-form Catalans Dragons.

As a result, the battle to avoid relegation intensifies further as the bottom four teams all sit on 14 points with just nine rounds remaining.

Leeds raced into an 18-0 lead after 17 minutes thanks to tries from Adam Cuthbertson, Tom Briscoe's brilliant interception score and Brad Singleton before the visitors hit back through Arthur Romano.

Sam Tomkins reduced the match to one score after the break but Konrad Hurrell powered over for Leeds and a Richie Myler drop-goal ensured Catalans needed three tries to claim victory.

However, Jack Walker ran in Leeds' final try to move the Rhinos up to ninth in the table as the Dragons' suffered their fifth successive defeat in all competitions.

Rhinos head coach Agar said: “It’s very tight, it’s all very tight and everyone has to play each other.

“Two or three wins can get you viewed differently and a couple of defeats have you looking over your shoulder. Psychologically I don’t think we’ve been training or playing like a team that’s bottom of the league.

“I’m delighted win the win and the performance in the type of game that it was,” he said.

“It got tight. We had a lovely start at 18-0 but even at that point I don’t think there was too much in the game, in terms of the way both teams were playing.

“We did know at half-time even though we had a nice lead, it was a case of who did it better for longer.

“I’m really pleased with the way our boys held together and came through the other side when it got tight.”

Catalans boss Steve McNamara said: “We’ve had a really poor month.

“We had a great month before that, we’ve had a really poor month now. We’ve got to find some rhythm and confidence back into our game.

“We’ll do that, we’ll keep working hard. It’s not a nice situation to be in. But we’ll turn it around.”

  • 78: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 77: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jack Walker
  • 71: Goal scored for Leeds by Richie Myler
  • 67: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 66: TRY! scored for Leeds by Konrad Hurrell
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 55: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 23: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Arthur Romano
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 21: TRY! scored for Leeds by Brad Singleton
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 15: TRY! scored for Leeds by Tom Briscoe
  • 10: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 9: TRY! scored for Leeds by Adam Cuthbertson
  • Key Performers

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Rhinos 5
    Catalans 2

    Goals:

    Rhinos 5
    Catalans 2

    METRES:

    Rhinos 1337
    Catalans 1153

    CARRIES:

    Rhinos 202
    Catalans 175

    TACKLES:

    Rhinos 331
    Catalans 403

    OFFLOADS:

    Rhinos 18
    Catalans 11

    PENALTIES:

    Rhinos 7
    Catalans 10

    BREAKS:

    Rhinos 6
    Catalans 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Adam Cuthbertson 1 1 23 4 1 5 0 18 142 7.89 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
    Harry Newman 0 0 15 1 2 4 0 15 130 8.67 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Konrad Hurrell 1 0 9 2 1 9 1 14 128 9.14 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Trent Merrin 0 0 39 8 2 1 0 21 127 6.05 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Ash Handley 0 0 2 1 1 4 0 16 120 7.50 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Walker 1 1 3 0 1 4 0 13 92 7.08 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 1 36 4 4 5 1 12 90 7.50 0 10 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Briscoe 1 0 8 1 1 3 0 13 85 6.54 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 0 42 4 2 3 0 15 77 5.13 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0
    Brad Singleton 1 0 27 6 3 0 0 11 63 5.73 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 25 7 1 0 0 6 46 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Ferres 0 0 24 2 2 1 0 12 45 3.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Wellington Albert 0 0 22 8 1 0 0 6 41 6.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Richard Myler 0 0 14 3 1 1 4 10 40 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Robert Lui 0 1 13 0 3 1 2 8 37 4.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Mikolaj Oledzki 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 6 37 6.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Cameron Smith 0 0 17 7 4 2 0 6 37 6.17 0 1 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
    Jodie Broughton 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 19 133 7.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brayden Wiliame 0 1 6 0 1 3 1 13 125 9.62 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Arthur Romano 1 0 10 1 1 3 0 17 121 7.12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    David Mead 0 0 17 4 5 5 0 15 99 6.60 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 25 5 1 1 0 13 82 6.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 22 3 0 1 0 14 80 5.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 41 11 0 3 0 9 75 8.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Tomkins 1 1 2 0 1 4 2 14 73 5.21 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 40 6 2 3 0 9 61 6.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Samisoni Langi 0 0 24 3 4 0 0 11 60 5.45 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Sam Kasiano 0 0 28 6 2 1 0 6 55 9.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Mickael Simon 0 0 23 5 3 2 0 8 46 5.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Antoni Maria 0 0 18 2 3 1 0 8 45 5.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 49 13 10 0 0 6 29 4.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Smith 0 0 19 2 5 0 4 6 25 4.17 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickael Goudemand 0 0 15 4 2 2 0 3 24 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 61 13 3 0 0 4 20 5.00 0 3 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