Wakefield Trinity 34-22 Catalans Dragons

Friday 14th September 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 5

34-22 FT

HT: 30 12

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: The Mobile Rocket Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Matty Ashurst, Tom Johnstone 3, Ryan Hampshire, Tyler Randell, Reece Lyne,

  • Goals
    Ryan Hampshire 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Benjamin Jullien, Iain Thornley, David Mead, Brayden Wiliame,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater 3,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Tom Johnstone claimed his third hat-trick of the season as Wakefield Trinity moved back up to fifth in the Betfred Super League table with a 34-22 victory over Catalans Dragons.

Johnstone draws level with St Helens’ Ben Barba on 24 at the top of the league’s try scorers after his latest scoring spree, and he was joined on the scoresheet by Matty Ashurt, Ryan Hampshire, Tyler Randell and Reece Lyne.

Six of those tries came in a dominant first-half display as Trinity led 30-12 at the break, with Benjamin Jullien and Iain Thornley replying for the French side.

Johnstone completed his treble after the restart before David Mead touched down for Catalans. Craig Huby was sin-binned with 14 minutes left and Brayden Williame immediately sliced through the 12-man Trinity defence to close the gap to 12 points.

Trinity half-back Jacob Miller and former Wakefield man Mickael Simon were both sent off late on as Ladbrokes Challenge Cup winners Catalans have now lost six successive Super League games either side of their Wembley triumph.

Head coach Chester said: "Tom is a special talent who took his tries really well, carried the ball well and defensively too, on the left edge, he was good.

"He got an elbow off Sam Moa in the cheekbone and we are a little concerned about that. We’ll get him off for a scan at the earliest opportunity.

"Tom has really worked hard on the defensive side of his game and fingers crossed it’s not a season-ending injury.

"Bill Tupou used to be a winger and he has certainly been the form centre recently.

"It would be great for the club if we got a couple of players in the dream team and those two certainly deserve it."

Catalans boss Steve McNamara said: "I was concerned at half-time as we couldn’t make a tackle in the first half.

"We were completely out of energy, which is understandable with everything and as this is our sixth trip to England in eight weeks.

"The response in the second half is a huge credit to the group and their performance, finding our way back into the game, was good in spite of the fact we didn’t win.

"We were not quite the team we have been in the past few months but a bit nearer to it. We had a few injuries beforehand and now have a few more sore bodies."

  • 65: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 54: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by David Mead
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 50: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 37: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Reece Lyne
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 34: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tyler Randell
  • 31: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 25: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Iain Thornley
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 20: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 18: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 13: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Benjamin Jullien
  • 7: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Matty Ashurst
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • Key Performers

    Tom Johnstone

    Tries: 3
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Trinity 21
    Catalans 12

    Goals:

    Trinity 9
    Catalans 9

    METRES:

    Trinity 1197
    Catalans 983

    CARRIES:

    Trinity 161
    Catalans 144

    TACKLES:

    Trinity 306
    Catalans 318

    OFFLOADS:

    Trinity 10
    Catalans 12

    PENALTIES:

    Trinity 8
    Catalans 6

    BREAKS:

    Trinity 11
    Catalans 5

    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 2 0 1 5 0 16 148 9.25 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hampshire 1 1 23 6 3 6 1 10 117 11.70 1 1 0 0 3 4 0 1
    Tom Johnstone 3 0 4 0 2 7 0 13 100 7.69 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Matty Ashurst 1 1 30 3 1 3 0 12 96 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Joe Arundel 0 1 14 2 0 2 0 12 91 7.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Reece Lyne 1 0 11 3 2 5 1 13 78 6.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Randell 1 0 22 3 2 1 0 5 75 15.00 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    James Batchelor 0 0 26 5 0 1 0 9 74 8.22 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Anthony England 0 0 23 4 1 2 0 12 67 5.58 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 24 4 0 0 0 10 63 6.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Crowther 0 1 37 5 2 0 0 11 55 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 9 0 2 4 0 6 53 8.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Scott Grix 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 9 51 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Horo 0 1 25 3 2 0 0 6 40 6.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Kyle Wood 0 0 21 4 4 3 0 4 34 8.50 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jacob Miller 0 2 15 1 3 1 4 5 28 5.60 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Huby 0 0 16 0 0 3 0 8 27 3.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mickael Goudemand 0 0 20 4 1 0 0 11 100 9.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 15 4 3 1 0 10 89 8.90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Bird 0 0 19 3 5 4 0 11 83 7.55 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Mickael Simon 0 0 30 6 4 0 0 13 82 6.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Iain Thornley 1 0 11 0 3 2 0 10 78 7.80 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    David Mead 1 0 21 2 7 2 0 11 74 6.73 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 2
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 27 6 1 2 0 11 70 6.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Tony Gigot 0 0 4 0 3 5 0 12 68 5.67 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 12 0 5 1 0 10 62 6.20 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kenny Edwards 0 0 18 0 1 3 0 12 57 4.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 35 3 1 1 2 7 56 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Benjamin Jullien 1 0 25 1 3 2 0 6 43 7.17 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lambert Belmas 0 0 11 2 1 0 0 5 33 6.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brayden Wiliame 1 0 16 0 3 2 0 6 31 5.17 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 23 10 1 0 0 3 25 8.33 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Josh Drinkwater 0 2 10 2 0 0 6 4 22 5.50 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
    Lucas Albert 0 2 21 4 5 0 3 2 10 5.00 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