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Catalans Dragons

  • Pryce, Anderson, Taia, Bosquet, Escare (2),
    Goals: Bosc (3),
30 - 10

Bradford

  • Kear, Bateman,
    Goals: Foster,
  • First Utility Super League
  • 23rd Mar 2013
  • KO 17:00
  • Att: 6,813

Super League preview: Catalan Dragons v Bradford Bulls

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Chev Walker Bradford Bulls tackled by Eorl Crabtree and David Faimu

Chev Walker: Expected to return from injury in Perpignan

Gregory Mounis Catalan Dragons

Gregory Mounis: The loose forward will be missing for the Dragons on Saturday

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Catalan Dragons will look to retain their perfect home record in 2013 when they take on in-form Bradford in Perpignan on Saturday.

Super League's French representatives have so far won three from three at Stade Gilbert Brutus this season, including a 46-14 triumph over Widnes last time out.

However they come up against a Bulls side that has already handed table-topping Huddersfield their only defeat of the campaign so far.

Bradford are set to be boosted by the return of Matt Diskin, who missed the 34-12 result against Hull KR through illness and the fit-again Chev Walker.

Adrian Purtell retains his place after making his comeback last time out having not played since suffering a heart attack after the Magic Weekend game against Leeds Rhinos last May.

Successful return

John Bateman also made a successful return to first-team action against the Robins, though Matty Blythe and forward Jamie Langley are still ruled out.

Bulls boss Francis Cummins feels the trip has given his squad a chance to bond after they were unable to go away during pre-season training.

"We have been holed up at Tong now since November - we didn't have a pre-season camp - so this is a chance to spend some time together in a different environment and hopefully it can spark us up," he said.

The Dragons are without Gregory Mounis; the loose forward joins team-mates Scott Dureau, Brent Webb, Lopini Paea and Vincent Duport on the sidelines.

The hosts look set to hand a debut to Morgan Escare, who is the French league's leading tryscorer.

Catalan Dragons: Blanch, Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Elima, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Anderson, Barthau, Pelissier, Larroyer, Millard, Pala, Simon, Bousquet, Fakir, Baitieri, Escare.

Bradford: Donaldson, Sidlow, O'Brien, Manuokafoa, Bateman, Diskin, Kearney, Scruton, L'Estrange, Purtell, Lulia, Whitehead, Kear, Sammut, Addy, Olbison, C. Walker, Murphy, Foster.

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 26 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
2 St Helens 2 4
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Warrington Wolves 2 4
5 Wigan Warriors 2 3
6 Hull FC 2 2
7 Catalans Dragons 2 2
8 Widnes Vikings 2 1
9 Castleford Tigers 2 0
10 Hull K R 2 0
11 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
12 Salford Red Devils 2 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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