Salford Red Devils 50-12 Catalans Dragons

Salford Red Devils 50-12 Catalans Dragons


Salford continued their fine season with a comprehensive 50-12 victory over a lacklustre Catalans side at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Nine different players notched up four-pointers for the Red Devils as they turned on the style against a Dragons side clearly lacking in confidence.

Gareth O’Brien opened the scoring, stepping inside some poor defence from the French outfit to continue his great campaign to date.

It was O’Brien causing the problems again a few minutes later as he found another gap, racing clear before the ball was moved wide for Josh Jones to crash over.

Debutant James Hasson was sin binned for a high tackle but this didn’t affect Ian Watson’s men, Kris Welham grabbing their third try of the game after a brilliant offload from Ben Murdoch-Masila.

Now with momentum, Catalans were struggling to cope as Jones did brilliantly down the left-hand side with the supporting Niall Evalds able to add another four-pointer.

There was time for one more try before half-time, Ryan Lannon finished off an incredible play that saw Salford keep the ball alive and the patience paid off with the forward crossing to make it 28-0.

The second half started much like the first ended with Salford scoring another try, this time hooker Kris Brining produced an incredible solo score as he beat four defenders to cross.

Catalans got their first points of the game thanks to Vincent Duport but normal service was resumed when Robert Lui raced 95 metres to score another try for the Red Devils.

Now leading 40-6, Salford were in cruise control and they exploited some more terrible defence when Olsi Krasniqi smashed through to score from half way.

Mark Flanagan became Salford’s ninth try scorer of the night to take the points tally up to the half century before a late consolation from Fouad Yaha.

The final score of 50-12 underlined the current gap between these two teams as Catalans began life without Laurent Frayssinous with an embarrassing defeat.

Salford Red Devils

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Gareth O’BrienFull Back100000
3Josh JonesCentre100000
5Niall EvaldsWing100000
6Robert LuiStand Off100001
7Michael DobsonScrum Half070000
9Logan Tomkins 20Hooker000000
11Ben Murdoch-MasilaSecond Row000000
12Weller HaurakiSecond Row000000
14Lama Tasi 15Prop000000
16Olsi Krasniqi 13Loose Forward100000
21Greg JohnsonWing000000
22Kris WelhamCentre100000
30James Hasson 8Prop000100
8Craig Kopczak 30Interchange000000
13Mark Flanagan 16Interchange100000
15Ryan Lannon 14Interchange100000
20Kriss Brining 9Interchange100000
 Total 970101

Catalans Dragons

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Tony GigotFull Back000000
3Krisnan InuCentre000000
4Brayden WiliameCentre000000
5Fouad YahaWing100000
6Luke WalshStand Off020000
7Richie MylerScrum Half000000
8Sam Moa 27Prop000000
10Remi Casty 24Second Row000000
14Julian BousquetSecond Row000000
19Mickael SimonProp000000
21Iain ThornleyWing000000
23Alrix Da Costa 22Hooker000000
28Jordan Dezaria 18Loose Forward000000
18Vincent Duport 28Interchange100000
22Lucas Albert 23Interchange000000
24Paul Seguier 10Interchange000000
27Ugo Perez 8Interchange000000
 Total 220000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
May 26, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Salford Red Devils282250
Catalans Dragons01212