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Mixed feelings for Robinson

Catalan Dragons boss slightly disappointed after win over London

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Mixed feelings for Robinson

Trent Robinson: Pleased overall but disappointed with lazy spell

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Catalan Dragons coach Trent Robinson found reasons to both praise and criticise his side after they kicked off the second day of Magic Weekend with a 42-18 win over London Broncos.

The high-flying French side ran in seven tries at a sun-drenched Etihad Stadium, impressing in two spells against their struggling opponents.

Robinson's men opened up a 24-0 half-time lead and then ran in three late tries, with their only sticky patch being a second-half Broncos' fightback that saw them put the ball over the line three times in the space of 16 minutes.

The Australian tactician was unhappy with his side's defence during that period, but was pleased with how they recovered and dealt with playing a man down after Jason Baitieri was sent to the sin bin.

"I thought we were pretty good. We had to defend in the first half which was pleasing," Robinson said after the match.

"We've been working hard on some things since we lost to Warrington in the cup, and it was pleasing the way we defended to half-time.

"But we lost that ethic around that preparation of our line and stopped doing our jobs when we weren't involved in the tackle. That was really disappointing and a low point of the match.


"But we had some good management when Jason went off. We handled it well with 12 men as we have in the past and we got back on top after that."

Leon Pryce and Remi Casty scored two tries each for the Dragons, but there was some bad news when Jamal Fakir injured his groin while scoring their seventh and final try.

The strong finish was something that pleased Robinson, especially after his side flirted with throwing away an early advantage against Widnes a week ago.

He added: "We let it go, fell down, at Widnes. We needed to be much more clinical and we were. That was a progression for us. We turned up at the right times."

London coach Rob Powell felt his side were dealt a bad hand when Tony Clubb was deemed to have knocked-on when a ball strip was a more likely scenario, with referee James Childs' decision relieving the pressure on the Catalan line after London had closed to within six points.

"At 24-18 I thought we had a chance to go on and win the game," Powell said.

"We got a tough call, a ball steal. I've said this before, but we won't hang our hat on a decision. At 24-0, it was our fault, we're in control of that, but at that moment, we had the momentum and we lost it.

"We have to be stronger and get on with it, but at that moment we would have got another set, probably kicked on and scored and maybe won the game."

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2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Catalans Dragons 3 4
5 Warrington Wolves 3 4
6 Wigan Warriors 2 3
7 Hull FC 3 2
8 Salford Red Devils 3 2
9 Widnes Vikings 2 1
10 Castleford Tigers 3 0
11 Hull K R 2 0
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