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Catalans Dragons

  • Bosc, Taia, Dureau, Larroyer, Escare (2),
    Goals: Bosc (5),
34 - 28

London Broncos

  • Bryant, Dorn, O'Callaghan, Sarginson (2),
    Goals: Soward (4),
  • First Utility Super League
  • 6th Jul 2013
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  • Att: 6,286

Super League preview: Catalan Dragons v London Broncos

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Catalan Dragons will be looking to get their Super League season back on track against the struggling London Broncos on Saturday.

It has been a mixed bag for Laurent Frayssinous' side this season with last Friday's 60-16 drubbing at high-flying Huddersfield Giants a notable low.

However, the Dragons remain firmly in the play-off picture and success over Tony Rea's men would see them cement their fifth-place position in the Super League table.

It has been another campaign to forget for London despite last season's improved finish under Rea. The capital club have won just three of their 20 league outings and prop up the Super League ladder.

Catalan have won their last seven straight meetings with London and Frayssinous has opted to rotate his squad ahead of next weekend's Challenge Cup quarter-final against the Sheffield Eagles.

Leon Pryce, Steve Menzies and Mickael Simon all drop out of the Dragons' 19-man squad with William Barthau, Mathias Pala, Thibaut Margalet and Elliott Whitehead all set to feature.

The French club remain without the likes of Jamal Fakir, Daryl Millard, Brent Webb, Olivier Elima, Louis Anderson, and Jason Baitieri, who are all sidelined.

The Broncos have suffered a massive blow in training this week with the news that star youngster Kieran Dixon has sustained a broken finger, meaning a six-week absence.

New recruit

Rea has drafted in 19-year-old Wales international Rhodri Lloyd into the squad after he joined the club on a one-month loan from Wigan Warriors.

Rea welcomes back a number of first-team players from injury, while Mark Bryant is available after completing a one-match suspension.

"We've got a few back from injury this week including Tommy Lee, Antonio Kaufusi, Shane Rodney, Michael Witt and Jamie O'Callaghan," he said.

"Jamie Soward has had a full training week with us so we have a lot of work to do to get our combinations right and get ourselves into the ball game.

"There are some real challenges going to France together, against a team that plays well at home. They've had some results they've not been happy with but they are back at home and conditions are going to be hot and challenging."

Catalan Dragons: Blanch, Taia, Bosc, Dureau, Henderson, Casty, Mounis, Barthau, Maria, Pelissier, Larroyer, Pala, Bousquet, Paea, Duport, Vaccari, Escare, Margalet, Whitehead.

London Broncos: Bryant, Dollapi, Dorn, Fairbank, Fisher, Kaufusi, Lee, Lloyd, Melling, O'Callaghan, Robertson, Sarginson, Shaw, Soward, Rodney, Woodburn-Hall, Wheeldon, Wicks, Witt.

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Super League Table

Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Thursday 5th February
20:00Widnes vs Wigan
Friday 6th February
20:00St Helens vs Catalans Dragons
Sunday 8th February
15:00Huddersfield vs Hull
15:00Warrington vs Salford
15:00Hull K R vs Leeds
15:30Castleford vs Wakefield
Thursday 12th February
20:00Salford vs St Helens
Friday 13th February
20:00Hull vs Warrington
20:00Leeds vs Widnes
20:00Wigan vs Huddersfield
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Saturday 11th October
St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan
Friday 3rd October
Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington
Thursday 2nd October
St Helens 30 - 12 Catalans Dragons
Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons
Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes
Friday 19th September
St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford
Thursday 18th September
Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
Sunday 14th September
Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R

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