Home team Score Away Team

Leeds

  • Ablett, Moon (2), Hall, Jones-Bishop, Walters,
    Goals: Sutcliffe (4),
32 - 31

Catalans Dragons

  • Millard, Taia (2), Pelissier, Escare,
    Goals: Williams (5),
    Drop goals: Escare,
  • First Utility Super League
  • 29th Jun 2014
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Super League: Leeds Rhinos v Catalan Dragons preview

Last updated: 29th June 2014  

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Leeds host Catalan Dragons on Sunday looking to make it ten wins out of ten against their French opposition.

The Dragons have lost on all nine previous visits to Leeds and their only home defeat this year came at the hands of the Rhinos back in February.

The hosts come into the match in indifferent form, having won two and lost two of their past four games with a 38-28 win at Widnes last time out coming on the back of a home defeat to Huddersfield.

Laurent Frayssinous’ Dragons, meanwhile, are unbeaten in five matches, winning four. They stretched their impressive winning streak on home soil to eight last weekend against Hull FC and while they are less convincing on the road they have avoided defeat in their last two.

The Dragons lie in seventh, three points off sixth place Warrington, and know they are likely to remain their barring a very heavy defeat.

Both sides make two changes to their squads from last weekend, with Mitch Achurch back in the Leeds squad for the first time since May after injury. The back row is joined in Brian McDermott’s 19 by Luke Briscoe, who made his debut in the Rhinos last home game with Huddersfield.

"They are a much-improved team," McDermott said. "They struggled to find form at the start of the year but they are a more fluent beast at the moment.

"They seem to have got that steel and toughness back and they've been in great form these past few weeks. They have a very aggressive pack, which makes them a formidable team."

The visitors welcome back Eloi Pelissier after his one match ban and also include Julian Bousquet with Thomas Bosc and Lopini Paea dropping out.

Leeds: Jones-Bishop, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Leuluai, Aiton, Peacock, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Delaney, Bailey, Achurch, T Briscoe, Sutcliffe, Singleton, Walters, L Briscoe.

Catalan Dragons: Escaré, Pryce, Pomeroy, Oldfield, Elima, Henderson, Lima, Taia, Anderson, Mounis, Pelissier, Whitehead, Millard, Bousquet, Baitieri, Duport, Cardace, Garcia, Williams.

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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
Saturday 7th February
15:00Warrington Wolves vs Salford Red Devils
Sunday 8th February
15:00Huddersfield vs Hull
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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