Catalans Dragons 18-38 Wakefield Trinity

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Ben Jones-Bishop’s treble made it four wins from five for Wakefield as they beat Catalans Dragons at Stade Gilbert Brutus.

Trinity won in Perpignan last season and never trailed as they backed up that result with a convincing win in front of 7,931 spectators.

Trinity were first to open the scoring when they were given a penalty ten metres from Catalans’ line in the fifth minute. Sam Williams had a pop at goal and made no mistake, 0-2.

After a lovely left-to-right shift from Trinity, Jones-Bishop touched down in the corner in the 13th minute. Williams was unable to convert, 0-6.

Jones-Bishop had his second try of the afternoon three minutes later. It was a wonderful finish after classy centre play from Joe Arundel. Williams was just wide with the conversion, 0-10.

Tom Johnstone intercepted Thomas Bosc’s pass and raced 90 metres to cross under the posts in the 29th minute. Williams extended his side’s lead with the conversion, 0-16.

The hosts got themselves on the scoreboard in the 37th minute through Benjamin Garcia. Luke Walsh added the extras, 6-16.

Arundel found his way over in the corner after some great hands to open the scoring three minutes into the second half. Williams was unable to convert, 6-20.

Krisnan Inu instantly responded for the Dragons after they got the ball back from the restart. Walsh converted, 12-20.

Trinity were next to score when Matty Ashurst found his way over in the 51st minute after a great pass from Jacob Miller. Williams added the extras, 12-26.

Iain Thornley was sent to the bin in the 59th minute for holding Bill Tupou down following a break.

Jones-Bishop had too much speed for the Dragons defence and ran in for his hat-trick in the 64th minute. Williams converted, 12-32.

Fouad Yaha squeezed in at the corner in the 69th minute to reduce the deficit. Walsh added the extras, 18-32.

Johnstone effectively put the game to bed after running in another full-length try ten minutes from the end. Williams converted from bang in front, 18-38.

The Dragons looked for a consolation score two minutes before the final hooter, but Inu lost the ball.

The defeat means that Catalans Dragons have now lost their last four games.

Referee: Gareth Hewer

Attendance: 7,931

SCORING SEQUENCE: 0-2, 0-6, 0-10, 0-16, 6-16, 6-20, 12-20, 12-26, 12-32, 18-32, 18-38.

By Adam Gray.

Catalans Dragons

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
3Krisnan InuCentre100000
5Fouad YahaWing100000
6Luke WalshStand Off030000
7Richie MylerScrum Half000000
8Sam Moa 14Prop000000
9Paul Aiton 23Hooker000000
10Remi Casty 19Prop000000
11Louis AndersonProp000000
12Justin Horo 17Second Row000000
15Benjamin GarciaLoose Forward100000
16Thomas BoscFull Back000000
18Vincent DuportCentre000000
21Iain ThornleyWing000100
14Julian Bousquet 8Interchange000000
17Jason Baitieri 12Interchange000000
19Mickael Simon 10Interchange000000
23Alrix Da Costa 9Interchange000000
 Total 330100

Wakefield Trinity

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott GrixFull Back000000
2Tom JohnstoneWing200000
3Bill TupouCentre000000
5Ben Jones-BishopWing300001
7Liam FinnScrum Half000000
9Kyle Wood 6Hooker000000
10Mitch Allgood 17Prop000000
11Matty AshurstSecond Row100000
12Danny Kirmond 32Second Row000000
14Sam WilliamsStand Off050000
16Tinirau AronaLoose Forward000000
18Joe ArundelCentre100000
20David Fifita 23Prop000000
6Jacob Miller 9Interchange000000
17Craig Huby 10Interchange000000
23Keegan Hirst 20Interchange000000
32Dean Hadley 12Interchange000000
 Total 750001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 1, 2017 6:00 pm Super League 2017 Saturday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Catalans Dragons61218
Wakefield Trinity162238