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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

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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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Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Catalans Dragons 3 4
4 Warrington Wolves 3 4
5 Wakefield Wildcats 3 4
6 Widnes Vikings 3 3
7 Wigan Warriors 3 3
8 Hull FC 3 2
9 Hull K R 3 2
10 Salford Red Devils 3 2
11 Castleford Tigers 3 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
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