Wakefield Trinity 18-25 Catalans Dragons

Saturday 25th May 2019
KO: 14:00 - Round: 16

18-25 FT

HT: 0 12

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: Anfield

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Kyle Wood, Danny Kirmond, Ben Jones-Bishop,

  • Goals
    Ryan Hampshire (3),

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Fouad Yaha, Tony Gigot, Ben Garcia (2),

  • Goals
    Tony Gigot (4),

  • Drop Goals
    Tony Gigot,

Official Report / Commentary

Catalans Dragons produced a stirring finish to secure a 25-18 victory over Wakefield in a thrilling opening game of the 2019 Dacia Magic Weekend at Anfield.

A 69th-minute try from Trinity winger Ben Jones-Bishop levelled the scores at 18-18 and golden-point extra time beckoned until Catalans full-back Tony Gigot clinched the win with a drop goal.

Second rower Benjamin Garcia then went over for his second try a minute from the end to pile on the misery for Wakefield, who had overhauled a 12-0 half-time deficit to go in front.

Fresh from the euphoria of their emphatic win over Wigan at the Nou Camp, a third successive win enables the Dragons to consolidate their push for a top-three finish in the Betfred Super League but leaves question marks over Trinity’s play-off credentials.

 Great game from everyone in a great stadium again ! Camp nou ✅ Anfield ✅ pic.twitter.com/b68aVCTKzy

 Catalans coach Steve McNamara said: “It was important to back that up. We’ve been guilty this season of playing well in a couple of big games and really under-performing in the weeks after.

“Anyone who was in Barcelona last week could see how big that game was for our club. I knew we wouldn’t be perfect today but we were good enough to win the game eventually.

“It was really interesting to see how we’d react to going behind. There have been times when we’ve been put under that pressure and not dealt with it in the right manner. I knew we would be down on energy from last week but the players found a way to win at the end.”

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: “I’m disappointed not to get anything out of the game but I’m really pleased with the effort. We needed to raise our game after last week and we did that.

“I thought we were unlucky to be 12-0 down at half-time. We get pinged for a forward pass and then Kenny Edwards throws a pass that Tom Brady would have been proud of.

“I thought we were good in lots of areas, although we lacked a bit of smarts in the last 10 minutes. We put ourselves in a good position but couldn’t put them away. I felt we had the momentum, I was fairly confident we would come out on top.”

  • 79: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Ben Garcia
  • 79: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 76: Goal scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 68: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 55: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Ben Garcia
  • 47: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 44: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Danny Kirmond
  • 41: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 40: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Kyle Wood
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 30: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 15: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Trinity 3
    Catalans 4

    Goals:

    Trinity 3
    Catalans 4

    METRES:

    Trinity 1009
    Catalans 1193

    CARRIES:

    Trinity 166
    Catalans 173

    TACKLES:

    Trinity 331
    Catalans 336

    OFFLOADS:

    Trinity 6
    Catalans 11

    PENALTIES:

    Trinity 6
    Catalans 9

    BREAKS:

    Trinity 7
    Catalans 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Reece Lyne 0 0 12 0 2 3 0 13 129 9.92 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mason Caton-Brown 0 0 6 0 2 4 0 13 115 8.85 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 30 6 1 1 0 13 87 6.69 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Anthony England 0 0 15 2 1 0 0 14 83 5.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Max Jowitt 0 1 7 0 1 2 0 9 63 7.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Kelepi Tanginoa 0 0 21 4 0 0 0 10 62 6.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    David Fifita 0 0 22 3 2 2 0 12 62 5.17 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    James Batchelor 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 5 58 11.60 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 12 58 4.83 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Sau 0 0 11 0 4 2 0 10 55 5.50 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    George King 0 0 30 3 0 0 0 10 50 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Miller 0 1 17 2 2 1 11 11 43 3.91 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Kirmond 1 0 41 7 4 0 0 7 37 5.29 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Kyle Wood 1 0 40 8 2 1 1 7 37 5.29 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Hampshire 0 1 19 4 1 2 1 9 35 3.89 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 36 3 3 1 0 7 20 2.86 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Randell 0 0 15 2 1 0 0 4 15 3.75 0 0 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
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 7 1 0 2 0 13 134 10.31 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 20 3 2 0 0 12 117 9.75 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Kenny Edwards 0 0 13 0 2 2 0 15 93 6.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Brayden Wiliame 0 0 6 0 3 3 0 10 87 8.70 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Samisoni Langi 0 0 18 4 2 4 1 15 85 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Fouad Yaha 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 12 84 7.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sam Kasiano 0 0 13 1 0 1 0 9 83 9.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    David Mead 0 0 10 1 3 2 0 13 80 6.15 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 28 5 1 0 0 11 78 7.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Benjamin Garcia 2 0 37 3 2 3 0 12 73 6.08 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tony Gigot 1 2 7 0 1 2 3 14 66 4.71 1 2 2 0 4 1 1 2
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 28 3 1 0 0 10 59 5.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 31 2 0 4 0 7 42 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 50 10 1 1 0 8 41 5.13 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Mickael Simon 0 0 9 0 0 1 0 6 37 6.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Smith 0 0 8 0 3 1 7 3 22 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 46 11 1 0 0 3 12 4.00 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1

    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