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Catalans Dragons

  • Raguin, Duport,
    Goals: Dureau (3),
    Drop goals: Dureau,
15 - 20

St Helens

  • Flannery, Meli, Hohaia, Makinson,
    Goals: Makinson (2),
  • First Utility Super League
  • 20th Jul 2012
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 10,387

Saints slay wasteful Dragons

Catalan have three late 'tries' chalked off

Last updated: 20th July 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

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Tony Puletua: sent off six minutes from time

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St Helens survived the late sending off of Tony Puletua to win 20-15 at Catalan Dragons in Perpignan.

The visitors twice came from behind to grab a win that takes them above the Dragons into third in the Super League table.

Catalan hit the front on six minutes through Vincent Duport, charging over from a set scrum play. Scott Dureau added the goal and then a further penalty goal three minutes later to put his side eight points up.

Saints hit back through a superb solo try from Lance Hohaia under the posts that saw the former Kiwi step, dance and flummox the Catalan would be defenders. Makinson added the simple conversion to narrow the lead.

The visitors then took the lead as Duport had a nightmare five minutes. First he presented a forward pass to Damien Blanch before the winger touched down. He then knocked on to give St Helens great field position and missed the all important tackle on Hohaia before the half-back sent out a long pass to send Francis Meli in at the corner. Makinson missed the tough conversion.

In a see-saw game, the home-side hit the front again with Sebastien Raguin first involved in the build up before backing up a scoop from Leon Pryce to receive the ball and dive over the line to score. Dureau added the conversion to see the Catalans head towards half time with a four point lead.

Drop goal

As the hooter sounded, Dureau then added a drop goal to extend the Catalan lead to 15-10.

St Helens attacked from the off and were rewarded when Jonny Lomax came up with a superb short ball to the charging Chris Flannnery who touched-down behind the posts. Makinson added the conversion to see the Saints re-take the lead at 16-15.

Saints continued to attack and went over again six minutes later, as a high kick from Hohaia was allowed to bounce by the Catalan stand in full-back, Cryil Stacul, and Tommy Makinson managed to juggle the ball before putting it down over the line with one hand.

There was still time for controversy as Catalans got over the line three times only to see efforts for Damien Cardace, Raguin and Cardace again ruled out by the officials.

The two Cardace efforts sandwiched Puletua's sending off six minutes from time, as the officials ruled he had attacked Gregory Mounis' head in the tackle.

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