Catalans Dragons 32-12 Widnes Vikings

Saturday 9th June 2018
KO: 18:00 - Round: 17

32-12 FT

HT: 12 10

Official: C Kendall

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Tony Gigot, Brayden Wiliame, Brayden Wiliame, Remi Casty, Kenny Edwards, Fouad Yaha,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater (6),

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Rhys Hanbury, Jay Chapelhow,

  • Goals
    Patrick Van, Danny Craven,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

A superb performance from Josh Drinkwater ensured Catalans Dragons continued their revival as they claimed a 32-12 Betfred Super League win over Widnes Vikings.

The former Leigh half-back kicked six goals and had a hand in three tries as the Dragons came from behind to secure a fifth win in a row.

In Francis Cummins’ first game in interim charge following Denis Betts’ sacking last week, Widnes were looking to halt a losing streak that ran back to March but they failed to cross over after the break following first-half tries from Jay Chapelhow and Rhys Hanbury.

Danny Craven added a conversion to the opening score as the visitors took an early six-point lead before Hanbury's effort made it 10-0 but Catalans hit back through Tony Gigot, and Brayden Wiliame levelled the scores following a Louis Anderson break as Drinkwater kicked them ahead.

Six minutes after half-time Patrick Ah Van added a penalty as Widnes levelled the scores at 12-12 but further tries from Remi Casty, Kenny Edwards and Fouad Yaha put the Dragons out of reach.

Widnes interim coach Francis Cummins said: “It was a tough day at the office, obviously I’m disappointed at the moment.

"We started the game well and put ourselves in a real good position and we had a couple of opportunities for another few tries and we could have been up by 20 points but it wasn’t to be.

“I’ve got some young men in there who are learning their trade and I’m really proud of them, but you can’t keep giving Catalans the ball and letting them roll back that quick.”

Catalans head coach, Steve McNamara said: “I’m really pleased with the two points, I think the last few weeks, there have been some huge games for us in the overall context of our season and to go 10-nil down early and look a little bit lethargic, I thought our response from that was tremendous.

"I thought the real change for us today was our bench. (Julian) Bousquet, (Antoni) Maria, (Louis) Anderson and (Kenny) Edwards really changed the dynamics of the game for us.”

  • 78: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 77: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 63: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Kenny Edwards
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 61: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Remi Casty
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Patrick Ah Van
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 31: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 25: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 15: TRY! scored for Widnes by Rhys Hanbury
  • 9: TRY! scored for Widnes by Jay Chapelhow
  • 9: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Craven
  • Key Performers

    Danny Craven

    Forty Twenty 1
    6 6

    Julian Bousquet

    Metres 165
    8 8
    Offloads 6

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Catalans Dragons 6
    Widnes Vikings 2

    Goals:

    Catalans Dragons 6
    Widnes Vikings 2

    METRES:

    Catalans Dragons 1355
    Widnes Vikings 964

    CARRIES:

    Catalans Dragons 165
    Widnes Vikings 150

    TACKLES:

    Catalans Dragons 276
    Widnes Vikings 335

    OFFLOADS:

    Catalans Dragons 10
    Widnes Vikings 6

    PENALTIES:

    Catalans Dragons 6
    Widnes Vikings 8

    BREAKS:

    Catalans Dragons 4
    Widnes Vikings 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Kenny Edwards 1 0 10 0 1 2 0 9 60 6.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Remi Casty 1 0 24 4 0 1 0 7 35 5.00 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Fouad Yaha 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 10 102 10.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brayden Wiliame 1 0 7 0 3 1 0 11 98 8.91 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Gigot 1 0 5 1 0 9 2 13 145 11.15 2 4 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Antoni Maria 0 0 10 1 1 1 0 4 35 8.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 13 2 1 2 0 18 165 9.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
    Louis Anderson 0 0 9 0 0 3 0 6 81 13.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 28 4 1 4 0 9 76 8.44 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 39 8 0 3 0 5 33 6.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Moa 0 0 25 3 1 4 0 12 100 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael McIlorum 0 2 20 2 1 1 3 5 25 5.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickael Simon 0 0 21 6 1 0 0 6 54 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Josh Drinkwater 0 2 20 1 0 1 11 10 52 5.20 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 1
    Greg Bird 0 0 24 5 0 1 3 9 49 5.44 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    David Mead 0 0 17 4 2 0 0 13 104 8.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 2 0 2 4 0 18 141 7.83 0 3 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
    Rhys Hanbury 1 0 5 1 0 5 0 12 83 6.92 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jay Chapelhow 1 0 50 8 2 0 0 17 110 6.47 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Charly Runciman 0 0 10 0 0 2 0 13 128 9.85 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 10 0 0 1 0 5 35 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Ince 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 9 51 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Patrick Ah Van 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 15 110 7.33 0 1 4 0 1 0 1 0
    Joe Mellor 0 1 13 0 1 3 2 9 48 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Craven 0 0 15 1 3 0 5 6 47 7.83 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2
    Aaron Heremaia 0 1 28 2 7 0 1 5 22 4.40 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ted Chapelhow 0 0 32 2 3 1 0 12 82 6.83 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Matt Whitley 0 0 33 8 2 0 0 11 49 4.45 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 25 1 2 0 0 10 54 5.40 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Tom Olbison 0 0 28 4 4 1 1 9 41 4.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Wilde 0 0 21 5 2 0 0 3 20 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Macgraff Leuluai 0 0 15 3 0 0 0 7 30 4.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Johnstone 0 0 17 5 4 0 0 2 12 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Owen Farnworth 0 0 24 2 6 0 0 5 42 8.40 0 0 0 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