Catalans Dragons 38-6 Salford Red Devils

Catalans Dragons 38-6 Salford Red Devils

Report

Salford were brought crashing back down to earth this evening with a heavy 38-6 defeat to an impressive Catalans side in Perpignan.

The Red Devils came into this game in red-hot form but their preparations were hampered when their original flight out was cancelled on Saturday.

Despite this, they were still outplayed by the French outfit who now look a more complete outfit since the return of their star full-back Tony Gigot.

It was the home side that took the lead as they let the ball go through the hands, eventually leading to winger Vincent Duport managing to slam the ball down in the corner.

After a 20-minute period with no points, Duport got his second try as the ball flew out over the line and the winger reacted quickest to ground first.

Luke Walsh added the conversion and then a penalty goal as the home side went into the break 14-0 up.

The second period started how the first ended with the Dragons on top and they extended their lead when centre Krisnan Inu plucked Myler’s kick out of the air before grounding.

Salford finally got on the board when Justin Carney took an attacking kick and raced 100m to score, but that was as good as it got for the Red Devils.

It was a stroke of luck that brought about the Dragons fourth try as Walsh’s kick bounced over the head of Gareth O’Brien and straight into the hands of chasing Myler.

Things went from bad to worse for Salford as Robert Lui’s pass was intercepted by Gigot who sprinted clear to bring up 30 for the Dragons.

Walsh added two drop goals and then chipped over for Duport to complete his hat-trick as Catalans put in arguably their best display of the season, eventually prevailing 38-6.

Catalans Dragons

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Tony GigotFull Back100000
3Krisnan InuCentre100000
5Fouad YahaWing000000
6Luke WalshStand Off062001
7Richie MylerScrum Half100000
8Sam Moa 14Prop000000
9Paul AitonHooker000000
10Remi Casty 19Prop000000
11Louis Anderson 25Second Row100000
12Justin HoroSecond Row000000
15Benjamin Garcia 16Loose Forward000000
18Vincent DuportWing200000
21Iain ThornleyCentre000000
14Julian Bousquet 8Interchange000000
16Thomas Bosc 15Interchange000000
19Mickael Simon 10Interchange000000
25Thibaut Margalet 11Interchange000000
 Total 662001

Salford Red Devils

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Gareth O’BrienFull Back010000
2Justin CarneyWing100000
3Josh JonesSecond Row000000
4Junior Sa’uCentre000000
7Michael DobsonScrum Half000000
9Logan Tomkins 6Hooker000000
13Mark FlanaganSecond Row000000
14Lama Tasi 15Prop000000
16Olsi Krasniqi 8Loose Forward000000
17Adam Walne 10Prop000000
21Greg JohnsonWing000000
22Kris WelhamCentre000000
29Todd CarneyStand Off000000
6Robert Lui 9Interchange000000
8Craig Kopczak 16Interchange000000
10George Griffin 17Interchange000000
15Ryan Lannon 14Interchange000000
 Total 110000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 17, 2017 5:00 pm Super League 2017 Monday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Catalans Dragons142438
Salford Red Devils066