Saturday 24th May 2014, 15:00 - Round:14

Catalan Dragons

Catalan Dragons

46 (18)

VS.

Bradford Bulls

(0) 4

Bradford Bulls
Morgan Escare 2, Elliott Whitehead, Michael Oldfield, Mickael Simon, Daryl Millard, Leon Pryce, Zeb Taia,

T Jamie Foster,

Thomas Bosc 7,

G

 

  DG  

Attendance: 6,890  Official: T Roby  Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan

TRIES:
8
1
TRIES:
GOALS:
7
0
GOALS:
METRES:
1445
994
METRES:
CARRIES:
186
162
CARRIES:
TACKLES:
288
286
TACKLES:
OFFLOADS:
8
17
OFFLOADS:
PENALTIES:
9
8
PENALTIES:
BREAKS:
8
1
BREAKS:

Catalan Dragons moved into the top-eight play-off positions with a convincing 46-4 home victory over Bradford Bulls.

It was a second crushing defeat in a week for the struggling Bulls who were beaten 54-16 by Huddersfieldat Giants the Magic Weekend last Sunday and who remain in the relegation zone on zero points.

Their expectations had been high for this clash with loan duo Joe Arundel and Antonio Kaufusi back in the side but they never got going and were behind from the first minute.

Neat footwork from Zeb Taia allowed him to offload to full-back Morgan Escare and, after drawing opposing number Lee Gaskell, he skipped over the line for an 80-metre score. Thomas Bosc added the extras.

Ten minutes later they doubled their lead when Gaskell and Jamie Foster allowed a Bosc kick to bounce and former Bull, Elliott Whitehead, picked up the loose ball and dotted down. Bosc again goaled.

Things went from bad to worse for Bradford and they were soon 18-0 down as, from the kick-off, Michael Oldfield caught the ball and slipped past Danny Addy and Adrian Purtell before going the length of the field for a try which was converted.

That was that for the first half but the home side were comfortably in control and that continued as Ben Pomeroy offloaded to the supporting Escare who tagged on a second try, with Bosc again on the money.

Michael Simon was the next to profit from some poor Bradford defence, with Leon Pryce stepping through and creating space for Bosc who played Simon in, with Bosc then adding a fifth goal.

Catalan were looking for the whitewash but Foster at least denied them that, latching on to a Gaskell pass before going in.

But Catalan responded with more points, with Pyce breaking clear to play in Taia and, although he was hailed down he got an offload away to Jean-Philippe Baile.

He kept the move alive and floated a kick to the corner which Daryl Millard turned into four points. Bosc missed his first goal from the touchline.

Pryce then got in on the act against his former side before Taia completed the scoring, collecting a chip from Bosc, who added two more conversions to top things up.

Morgan Escare 2 0 9 1 2 3 0 15 153 10.20 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
Michael Oldfield 1 0 5 1 0 4 0 8 132 16.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daryl Millard 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 14 143 10.21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leon Pryce 1 1 9 1 1 7 2 11 108 9.82 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Mickael Simon 1 0 19 1 2 2 0 11 92 8.36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zeb Taia 1 1 22 2 2 2 0 18 147 8.17 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
Elliot Whitehead 1 1 39 6 0 2 1 10 68 6.80 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 3
Ben Pomeroy 0 1 15 3 2 3 0 12 97 8.08 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Vincent Duport 0 0 9 0 1 3 0 9 62 6.89 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Thomas Bosc 0 2 27 4 0 2 8 8 36 4.50 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0
Eloi Pelissier 0 0 12 4 1 1 0 3 8 2.67 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jeff Lima 0 0 21 2 0 0 1 19 102 5.37 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Olivier Elima 0 0 14 4 1 0 0 11 46 4.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Louis Anderson 0 0 25 6 1 0 0 7 51 7.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Julian Bousquet 0 0 19 4 1 3 0 11 77 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Lopini Paea 0 0 16 2 1 1 0 9 61 6.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jean Philippe Baile 0 1 24 4 0 1 1 10 62 6.20 0 8 1 0 0 0 1 1

Stats Key

T: Tries
TA: Try assists
TK: Tackles
MT: Marker tackles
MI: Missed tackles
TB: Tackle busts

AT: Attacking kicks
C: Carries
M: Metres
AG: Av gain
CB: Clean break
DR: Run from dummy half

E: Errors
FT: Forty twenty
G: Goals
MG: Missed goals
OF: Offload
P: Penalties

  • (FB) M. Escarex2
  • (W) M. Oldfield
  • (U) B. Pomeroy
  • (U) V. Duport
  • (U) D. Millard
  • (U) L. Pryce
  • (SO) T. Boscx7
  • (P) M. Simon
  • (H) E. Pelissier
  • (P) J. Lima
  • (U) Z. Taia
  • (SR) E. Whitehead
  • (P) O. Elima
  • (SR) L. Anderson
  • (P) J. Bousquet
  • (SR) L. Paea
  • (U) J. Baile

Highlights

Key Performances

Player

Morgan Escare

Metres: 153

Player

Michael Oldfield

Metres: 132

Player

Daryl Millard

Metres: 143

Player

Zeb Taia

Metres: 147

Player

Elliot Whitehead

Tackles: 39

Player

Lee Gaskell

Metres: 170

Player

James Donaldson

Tackles: 31

Catalan Dragons 46-4 Bradford Bulls 2013.superleague.co.uk