Leeds Rhinos suffer big blow during Super League play-off against Catalans Dragons

Catalans Dragons took on Leeds Rhinos tonight at the Stade Gilbert Brutus live on Sky Sports.

And, in just the tenth minute there was already controversy with Aidan Sezer’s try ruled out for a double movement.

Sky Sports analyst Jon Wells explained why it was a try after video referee Ben Thaler denied the Leeds halfback a four-pointer.

It began to get feisty with Mitchell Pearce sent to the sinbin for running in after James Bentley and Michael McIlorum had a fracas on the floor.

However, it was the Dragons with the first points of the game after Bentley was found offside with Sam Tomkins notching a penalty goal for a 2-0 lead.

And, Tomkins was on target on the half-hour mark when Leeds were again found offside to make it 4-0.

That seemed to spur the visitors on, however, and Liam Sutcliffe finished off his own break after playing a one-two with Richie Myler. Zak Hardaker converted for a 6-4 lead.

It got even better for Leeds when Sutcliffe grabbed his second from a Sezer kick as they led 12-4 at the break.

Yet, the Rhinos had been hurt by a head knock to young Morgan Gannon after he was on the receiving end of a massive Sam Kasiano run. To make matters worse, the second-rower did not return for the second-half.

This is how both ides lined up before the game”

Catalans Dragons
29 Sam Tomkins
2 Tom Davies
4 Dean Whare
3 Samisoni Langi
5 Fouad Yaha
20 Tyrone May
6 Mitchell Pearce
16 Paul Seguier
9 Michael McIlorum
20 Dylan Napa
27 Joe Chan
12 Mike McMeeken
13 Ben Garcia
Substitutes
1 Arthur Mourgue
8 Gil Dudson
17 Mickael Goudemand
28 Sam Kasiano

Leeds Rhinos
16 Richie Myler
20 Tom Briscoe
33 Zak Hardaker
4 Liam Sutcliffe
29 Liam Tindall
6 Blake Austin
7 Aidan Sezer
8 Mikolaj Oledzki
24 Jarrod O’Connor
10 Matt Prior
11 James Bentley
21 Morgan Gannon
17 Cameron Smith
Substitutes
9 Kruise Leeming
13 Zane Tetevano
22 Sam Walters
25 James Donaldson

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Nosiklw Terry
16 days ago

My opinion is that the Catalan team are just a bunch of thugs