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Catalan Dragons

  • Bosc, Henderson, Millard, Duport (2), Oldfield (3),
    Goals: Bosc (5),
42 - 0

St Helens

  • Super League
  • 14th Jun 2014
  • KO 18:00
  • Att: 7,276

First Utility Super League: Catalan Dragons crush St Helens with late flourish

Last updated: 14th June 2014  

RUGBY RUGBY LEAGUE LEON PRYCE CATALAN DRAGONS

Leon Pryce: pulled the strings

LEAGUE MICHAEL OLDFIELD OF CATALAN DRAGONS

Michael Oldfield: scored a hat-trick for Catalan Dragons

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Michael Oldfield scored a hat-trick of tries as Catalan Dragons hammered St Helens 42-0 at Stade Gilbert Brutus.

It was not quite as one-sided as the scoreline suggest, with the Dragons running in 34 points in the final 26 minutes as Saints capitulated in the closing stages in Perpignan.

Thomas Bosc added five conversions to his try, while Vincent Duport crossed twice and Ian Henderson and Daryl Millard each touched down once.

It was the hosts that opened the scoring in the eighth minute, Bosc's high kick was knocked on by St Helens' Tommy Makinson and Duport collected the ball and touched down in the corner.

Just two minutes later, Makinson had a try claim himself controversially ruled out as Paul Wellens' pass to the St Helens winger was ruled to have travelled forward.

The score remained 4-0 right up to the 38th minute despite the video referee being called up on a further four occasions, then on a last tackle play, Leon Pryce launched a bomb to the right corner and Oldfield outjumped Matt Dawson to
score.

After the break St Helens looked the more dangerous and only last gasp tackles from Pryce and Louis Anderson prevented the visitors from scoring their first points of the night.

However, it was Catalans who extended their lead, as Duport shrugged off one defender to race over to score under the posts, with Bosc adding his first conversion to take the score to 14-0.

Powering over

Just after the hour mark, the Dragons sealed the win, Henderson powering over from close range after good work by Jeff Lima.

With 12 minutes remaining, Catalans put on the try of the night, Eloi Pelissier scooting away down the short side, flicking the ball inside to Ben Pomeroy who raced clear, drew the cover and passed inside to the supporting Bosc who crossed for his 1,000th point for the Dragons in Super League.

Two minutes later, Catalans were adding the gloss to their win, Anderson breaking clear before passing inside to Morgan Escare who offloaded to the supporting Bosc.

This time Bosc chose to throw a long pass out to the right and Oldfield stepped inside to score in the corner.

With four minutes remaining, Daryl Millard broke away from the St Helens defence and raced clear to score under the posts before St Helens' misery was compounded with 20 seconds remaining as Oldfield completed his hat-trick.

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2 Wigan Warriors 24 33
3 Leeds Rhinos 24 32
4 Warrington Wolves 24 32
5 Castleford Tigers 24 32
6 Huddersfield Giants 24 32
7 Catalan Dragons 24 23
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