Saturday 30th July 2011, 18:30 - Round:23
|Clint Greenshields 2, Jean Philippe Baile, Gregory Mounis 2, Jason Baitieri, Damien Blanch, Michael Simon,||T||Oliver Wilkes, Karl Pryce, Chad Randall, Tony Clubb,|
Remi Marginet 8,
Robert Purdham 2, Chris Melling,
Attendance: 8,471 Official: J Child Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus
Clint Greenshields and Greg Mounis scored two tries each as Catalan Dragons strolled to an Engage Super League win over Harlequins RL.
The home side also touched down through Jason Baitieri, Jean-Philippe Baile, Michael Simon and Damien Blanch, while Remy Marginet kicked eight goals.
Oliver Wilkes, Chad Randall, Karl Pryce and Tony Clubb touched down for Harlequins, with Rob Purdham kicking two goals and Chris Melling one.
The home side raced to a 24-0 lead in the opening 23 minutes and never looked back.
Greenshields set the tone in the second minute when he caught a kick in his own goal area and set up a counter-attack.
Ian Henderson passed to Setaimata Sa who broke through the Harlequins defence and carried for 80 metres before offloading to a supporting Greenshields, who touched down. Youngster Marginet added the extras.
Sa again provided the assist in the 12th minute when he set up Baile, Marginet again adding the conversion.
Quins were punished for making several errors as Mounis barged over, Marginet again proving accurate with the boot.
Baitieri scored the next try despite nearly colliding with the goal post and Marginet added the extras to make it 24-0.
Harlequins were denied a try as both Clubb and Andy Ellis knocked on at the last moment.
But the visitors were on the scoresheet after a superb 40-20 kick from Luke Dorn that evaded Greenshields.
The home side were caught cold from the scrum and Wilkes managed to get over after spinning out of a couple tackles. Purdham added the goal.
Quins scored again when Dorn sent a wide looping pass over Vincent Duport’s head to Karl Pryce and the big winger touched down in the right corner unopposed. Purdham hit the post with the conversion attempt.
The French side cut loose in the second half with tries from Blanch, a second each for Mounis and Greenshields, and Michael Simon.
Marginet added the extras each time to take his total to eight from eight and 16 points for the match.
Blanch’s effort in the 45th minute was his 16th try of the season and sealed the game for the Dragons.
Mounis’ second try came despite the attentions of two Harlequins defenders, while Greenshields’ second was a contender for try of the season.
The ball was sent from left to right and back to the left before Eloi Pelissier straightened up the play and created space for Greenshields to go over under the posts.
Harlequins responded through Randall and Clubb, along with two conversions from Melling - who had taken over the kicking duties after Purdham had been replaced.
It was left to Simon to seal the win with an effort laid on a plate by the impressive Sa, the big forward running a superb line to cut through the tiring Quins defence.
|Jean Philippe Baile||1||0||10||1||2||0||0||14||94||7||1||2||1||0||0||0||0||0|
TA: Try assists
MT: Marker tackles
MI: Missed tackles
TB: Tackle busts
AT: Attacking kicks
AG: Av gain
CB: Clean break
DR: Run from dummy half
FT: Forty twenty
MG: Missed goals
Forty Twenty: 1