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Catalans Dragons 46-4 London Broncos

Saturday 30th August 2014
KO: 18:00 - Round: 25

46-4 FT

HT: 34 0

Attendance: 7,067

Official: T Roby

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Vincent Duport, Morgan Escare 3, Ben Pomeroy, Daryl Millard 2, Zeb Taia,

  • Goals
    Thomas Bosc 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Kieran Dixon,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Match Highlights

Line Up

Bench

Michael
Oldfield
Ben
Pomeroy
Vincent
Duport
Daryl
Millard
Thomas
Bosc
Sam
Williams
Olivier
Elima
Ian
Henderson
Louis
Anderson
Elliott
Whitehead
Gregory
Mounis
Lopini
Paea

Bench

Ben
Farrar
Jordan
Atkins
Nesiasi
Mataitonga
Thomas
Minns
Joe
Keyes
Nick
Slyney
Scott
Moore
Jon
Wallace
Atelea
Vea
Erjon
Dollapi
Oscar
Thomas

Official Report / Commentary

Morgan Escare grabbed a hat-trick of tries as Catalan Dragons ran out 46-4 winners against London Broncos at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.

The result moved Catalan back into seventh place in First Utility Super League above Widnes Vikings, who had leapfrogged the Dragons with a surprise defeat of Wigan Warriors yesterday.

The hard work was done in the first half with Escare leading the way with his treble as the Catalans built a 34-0 lead over the bottom-placed and relegated Broncos, and they went on to tally eight tries in all.

Catalan hit the front after only five minutes, Vincent Duport powering his way over the try-line despite Nesi Mataitonga's best efforts to halt the French centre. Thomas Bosc added the touchline conversion.

The Dragons added to their lead in the 13th minute, Ben Pomeroy providing for the prolific Escare to score his 22nd Super League try of the season. Bosc missed out on the extras.

Escare registered his second after 21 minutes, Duport breaking clear from the halfway line, drawing the full-back and passing inside to his supporting team-mate who raced over to touch down under the posts, with Bosc hardly able to miss.

Catalan were running red hot, Pomeroy registering their fourth try after a smart inside ball by Elliott Whitehead set the former Cronulla centre free to touch down under the posts, with Bosc making it worth an extra two points.

Catalan scored again six minutes before the break, this time when Bosc's kick to the left corner was taken by Daryl Millard who was unmarked as he collected and touched down. Bosc booted the touchline conversion to stretch the lead to 28-0.

There was still time for Catalans to bring up the 30-point mark before half-time. In a repeat of the third try, Duport raced clear down the left, drew the full-back and passed inside to Escare, who raced over to touch down under the posts for his hat-trick try. Bosc added the simple conversion.

With Broncos coach Joe Grima marshalling his side from the touchline in the second half, the visitors started much more purposefully and looked the more likely to score in a spell that saw them dominate field position.

The Broncos duly did score their first try of the match after 55 minutes, a pass from Josh Drinkwater over the head of two would-be Catalan defenders sending in Kieran Dixon in the right corner. Drinkwater failed to add the conversion to see the scores remain 34-4.

Catalan responded 11 minutes from time, Bosc's high kick knocked back by Duport and collected by Zeb Taia who strolled over the line and around towards the posts to score. The try was awarded by the video referee before Bosc added a simple conversion.

Millard registered his second try of the night, Bosc and Escare combining to send the winger in at the corner after a run of three straight penalties for the home side. Bosc added the conversion to complete the heavy scoring.

 

  • 72: TRY! scored for Catalan Dragons by Daryl Millard
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Catalan Dragons by Thomas Bosc
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Catalan Dragons by Thomas Bosc
  • 68: TRY! scored for Catalan Dragons by Zeb Taia
  • 55: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 38: TRY! scored for Catalan Dragons by Morgan Escare
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Catalan Dragons by Thomas Bosc
  • 33: TRY! scored for Catalan Dragons by Daryl Millard
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Catalan Dragons by Thomas Bosc
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Catalan Dragons by Thomas Bosc
  • 29: TRY! scored for Catalan Dragons by Ben Pomeroy
  • 24: Interchange On for Catalan Dragons, Benjamin Garcia On
  • 24: Interchange Off for Catalan Dragons, Olivier Elima Off
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Catalan Dragons by Thomas Bosc
  • 21: TRY! scored for Catalan Dragons by Morgan Escare
  • 13: TRY! scored for Catalan Dragons by Morgan Escare
  • 5: GOAL! scored for Catalan Dragons by Thomas Bosc
  • 5: TRY! scored for Catalan Dragons by Vincent Duport
  • Key Performers

    Daryl Millard

    Metres: 170
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Catalans 8
    Broncos 1

    Goals:

    Catalans 7
    Broncos 0

    METRES:

    Catalans 1507
    Broncos 848

    CARRIES:

    Catalans 188
    Broncos 136

    TACKLES:

    Catalans 260
    Broncos 328

    OFFLOADS:

    Catalans 13
    Broncos 2

    PENALTIES:

    Catalans 9
    Broncos 9

    BREAKS:

    Catalans 9
    Broncos 1

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Daryl Millard 2 0 4 1 0 5 0 13 170 13.08 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Vincent Duport 1 3 18 2 0 5 0 8 121 15.13 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Zeb Taia 1 0 27 2 0 2 0 14 116 8.29 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 3
    Louis Anderson 0 0 18 4 1 1 0 10 111 11.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael Oldfield 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 12 109 9.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 22 6 0 2 0 17 103 6.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 14 0 1 0 0 13 98 7.54 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Elliot Whitehead 0 1 23 7 1 2 0 14 96 6.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Morgan Escare 3 2 3 0 1 2 0 10 93 9.30 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Olivier Elima 0 0 22 1 1 1 0 13 88 6.77 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Gregory Mounis 0 0 18 2 2 3 0 11 86 7.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ian Henderson 0 0 23 6 2 1 0 15 84 5.60 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lopini Paea 0 0 9 3 0 1 0 7 74 10.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Pomeroy 1 1 9 0 1 7 0 10 71 7.10 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Sam Williams 0 0 22 5 0 0 5 12 39 3.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Eloi Pelissier 0 0 15 0 1 0 1 5 35 7.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Bosc 0 1 13 2 1 0 6 4 13 3.25 0 1 0 0 7 1 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Atelea Vea 0 0 24 1 0 0 0 13 91 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Nesiasi Mataitonga 0 0 20 3 5 1 0 11 74 6.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jordan Atkins 0 0 8 0 2 1 0 8 72 9.00 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Farrar 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 16 71 4.44 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Olsi Krasniqi 0 0 27 5 1 0 0 8 64 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Cook 0 0 34 7 0 0 0 8 63 7.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Erjon Dollapi 0 0 17 1 0 2 0 7 58 8.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Slyney 0 0 26 7 2 1 0 8 57 7.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Wallace 0 0 29 2 1 0 0 7 57 8.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kieran Dixon 1 0 2 0 4 1 0 9 52 5.78 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike McMeeken 0 0 28 3 3 0 0 8 47 5.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Oscar Thomas 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 6 45 7.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Scott Moore 0 0 33 2 6 1 1 9 35 3.89 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Thomas Minns 0 0 16 2 2 2 0 7 22 3.14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    George Griffin 0 0 26 5 0 0 0 4 18 4.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 1 21 5 2 0 3 4 12 3.00 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
    Joe Keyes 0 0 12 0 4 0 1 3 10 3.33 0 0 1 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