Leigh Centurions 26-37 Catalans Dragons

Leigh Centurions 26-37 Catalans Dragons


Catalans got a much-needed win at the Leigh Sports Village as they stopped the rot of four consecutive defeats.

It was a disappointing night for Neil Jukes’ side who collapsed in the first half, with returning Dragons full-back Tony Gigot marking his comeback with a try.

Leigh registered the first points of the game through a Ben Reynolds penalty goal, but this would be the only time they had the lead.

Catalans scored a try with their first attack through Iain Thornley, before Brayden Wiliame and Krisnan Inu crossed to stun the home crowd.

Not content with their lead, the Perpignan club turned on the style as Louis Anderson finished off a fine flowing move for try number four.

Having been heavily involved in most of the Dragons tries, Richie Myler got his name on the scoresheet to take the score out to 28-2.

Curtis Naughton crossed for the Centurions just before half-time in what was a tough first 40 for Neil Jukes side, who went into the sheds with a 20-point deficit.

Leigh came back out for the second half and scored the first try, Dayne Weston crashing over to give the home fans hope.

This was short lived though as the returning Gigot got his comeback try, with Luke Walsh adding another conversion and penalty goal to take the score to 36-14.

A Walsh drop-goal was sandwiched in between Centurions’ tries from Gregg McNally and Sam Hopkins, but it was too little too late.

Leigh finished the match strongly but the damage was done in the first half as Catalans picked up their first win in five, prevailing 37-24 at the Leigh Sports Village.

Leigh Centurions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Mitch BrownCentre000000
3Ben CrooksCentre000000
5Matty DawsonWing000000
6Martyn RidyardStand Off000000
8Gareth Hock 10Prop000000
9Mickey Higham 14Hooker000000
12Glenn Stewart 29Second Row000000
13Harrison HansenLoose Forward000000
17Atelea Vea 15Second Row000000
18Gregg McNallyFull Back100000
20Ben ReynoldsStand Off050000
23Sam HopkinsProp100000
30Curtis NaughtonWing100000
10Dayne Weston 8Interchange100000
14Eloi Pelissier 9Interchange000000
15Danny Tickle 17Interchange000000
29Lachlan Burr 12Interchange000000
 Total 450000

Catalans Dragons

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Tony GigotFull Back100000
3Krisnan InuCentre100000
4Brayden WiliameCentre100000
6Luke WalshStand Off061000
7Richie MylerScrum Half100001
8Sam Moa 14Prop000000
9Paul Aiton 23Hooker000000
10Remi Casty 19Prop000000
11Louis Anderson 20Second Row100000
15Benjamin GarciaSecond Row000000
17Jason BaitieriLoose Forward000000
18Vincent DuportCentre000000
21Iain ThornleyCentre100000
14Julian Bousquet 8Interchange000000
19Mickael Simon 10Interchange000000
20Luke Burgess 11Interchange000000
23Alrix Da Costa 9Interchange000000
 Total 661001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 7, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Leigh Centurions81826
Catalans Dragons28937