21 Feb 2019

Trinity pick up first win

Wakefield Trinity 22-12 Catalans Dragons

Danny Brough marked the 500th appearance of his career by leading Wakefield Trinity to their first win of the Betfred Super League season.

The veteran half-back was given the honour of leading the team out on his landmark appearance and played a big role in the 22-12 victory over Catalans Dragons.

.@WTrinityRL get their first win of the season #SLWakCat #NewBeginnings pic.twitter.com/o2NmhQ9xrg
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) February 21, 2019

The French side led 8-6 after 29 minutes after Sam Tomkins converted Samisoni Langi's try and then kicked a penalty, cancelling out winger Tom Johnstone's brilliant finish early on for Wakefield.

But the Dragons' indiscipline once again proved their undoing as the home team built up a head of steam to lead 20-8 at half-time.

500 Career appearances, congratulations Danny Brough 👏 Celebrated in the perfect way with a win and Betfred Man of the Match award #SLWakCat #NewBeginnings pic.twitter.com/e008kvZrPB
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) February 21, 2019

David Fifita powered his way over before Brough, having booted a penalty, laid on a try for James Batchelor with a kick on the last tackle.

Langi's second try gave Catalans hope in the 56th minute, taking Tomkins' pass to force his way over, but Brough kicked another penalty to take his points tally to 10.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: “He’s certainly rolled back the years. We had his wife and two kids in before the game to present Danny with his 500th shirt.

“He typifies what Wakefield are all about. He’s a competitor. Sometimes his mouth gets the better of him but I’d much rather Danny Brough be in my team than any other.

“It was a fantastic performance and what a fantastic achievement, playing 500 games takes some doing.”

Catalans coach Steve McNamara said: “We prepared well but we showed a lack of discipline in all parts of the game.

“We didn’t concede in the second half but we never showed enough discipline with the ball to trouble Wakefield too much.

“I’m really disappointed and frustrated with our performance.”