Catalans Dragons 27-10 Huddersfield Giants

Saturday 9th February 2019
KO: 18:00 - Round: 2

27-10 FT

HT: 18 6

Attendance: 9,211

Official: T Grant

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Brayden Wiliame 2, Lewis Tierney, Sam Tomkins,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins 5,

  • Drop Goals
    Matty Smith,

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Matt Frawley, Ollie Roberts,

  • Goals
    Izaac Farrell,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Catalans Dragons bounced back from last week's defeat with a 27-10 Betfred Super League win over Huddersfield Giants at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.

Sam Tomkins led the way with a try and five goals, while Brayden Williame crossed for a pair of tries and Lewis Tierney also went over.

Matt Frawley and Oliver Roberts scored tries for the visitors with Izaac Farrell adding a goal.

After early Huddersfield pressure was rewarded when Frawley gave them the lead, Williame collected a kick behind the line to score and added his second from a steal to give Catalan a 12-6 advantage.

Tierney took advantage of an overlap as Catalans took an 18-6 lead into the break and a defensive mix-up allowed Tomkins to cross under the posts.

Roberts then grabbed a consolation score eight minutes from the end after gathering a kick into the in-goal area.

Matty Smith wrapped up the victory with a late drop-goal.

Huddersfield Giants coach Simon Woolford said: "All in all we’ve got to address our discipline and fast. I spoke to the guys after the game and the reason we’ve come up short in the first two rounds is in this room, it’s not because of the blokes that aren’t here, it’s these guys."

Catalans Dragons coach Steve McNamara said: "I thought we were good. It’s really some basics, completing your sets, kicking the ball well – which we didn’t do at the start of the game – and keeping your discipline, not giving too many penalties away because the games are really tough at this time of the year. If you’re on the wrong side of that then it becomes too difficult but I thought we were good tonight in those areas."

  • 80: Goal scored for Catalans Dragons by Matty Smith
  • 72: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ollie Roberts
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 67: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 42: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 36: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lewis Tierney
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 19: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 17: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Tomkins
  • 16: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Izaac Farrell
  • 6: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Matt Frawley
  • Key Performers

    Brayden Wiliame

    Metres: 197
    Clean Breaks: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Catalans 4
    Giants 2

    Goals:

    Catalans 5
    Giants 1

    METRES:

    Catalans 1334
    Giants 1120

    CARRIES:

    Catalans 184
    Giants 154

    TACKLES:

    Catalans 319
    Giants 377

    OFFLOADS:

    Catalans 4
    Giants 6

    PENALTIES:

    Catalans 4
    Giants 9

    BREAKS:

    Catalans 9
    Giants 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Brayden Wiliame 2 0 5 0 0 7 0 18 197 10.94 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 19 1 1 5 0 12 126 10.50 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lewis Tierney 1 0 7 1 0 1 0 12 110 9.17 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 15 1 2 1 0 13 110 8.46 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 26 3 1 0 0 14 102 7.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mickael Goudemand 0 0 13 4 0 0 0 14 99 7.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Samisoni Langi 0 0 26 7 2 1 0 13 98 7.54 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kenny Edwards 0 0 24 5 0 7 0 15 86 5.73 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mickael Simon 0 0 30 6 1 0 0 13 81 6.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 41 9 0 1 0 8 77 9.63 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Tomkins 1 1 6 1 1 4 4 14 76 5.43 1 4 0 0 5 1 0 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 27 3 1 2 0 9 54 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 14 3 1 1 0 8 52 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Smith 0 0 11 0 1 1 5 9 28 3.11 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Gigot 0 1 10 2 3 1 3 8 26 3.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael McIlorum 0 1 45 6 2 1 2 4 12 3.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 5 0 2 4 2 17 209 12.29 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0
    Akuila Uate 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 19 150 7.89 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 39 4 2 0 0 16 100 6.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 14 1 2 0 0 14 89 6.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Wardle 0 0 15 1 1 3 2 10 81 8.10 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Adam Walne 0 0 27 3 2 2 0 10 72 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 32 5 1 0 0 10 64 6.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew English 0 0 32 7 1 0 0 9 63 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Turner 0 0 15 0 6 0 2 8 57 7.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Alex Mellor 0 0 39 4 0 0 0 7 49 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 22 4 0 0 1 7 44 6.29 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Frawley 1 1 18 4 1 3 4 8 42 5.25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Grix 0 0 12 0 5 3 3 10 39 3.90 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Oliver Roberts 1 0 26 3 3 0 0 5 30 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 25 6 1 0 0 3 26 8.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 41 15 0 0 0 1 5 5.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Izaac Farrell 0 1 13 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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