Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Catalan Dragons

‘Scrappy’ Catalan Dragons must improve, says Pryce

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Catalan Dragons star Leon Pryce admits his side have to improve quickly if they are to finish the season with a flourish, despite them moving into the top eight with a victory over London Broncos. Pryce used the word “scrappy” to sum up his side’s performance on several occasions, and believes that if they don’t clean up their act in ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons were complacent, says head coach

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Catalan Dragons head coach Laurent Frayssinous believes his side were incredibly complacent in the opening game of Magic Weekend, as they edged past bottom club London Broncos by the narrowest of margins. The Dragons were far from their best, but a slender 24-22 win moved them into the top eight of the competition for the first time this season. However, ... Read More »

Match report: London Broncos 22-24 Catalan Dragons

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In a nutshell London are still looking for their first win of 2014, but they came mighty close against a resolute Catalan Dragons outfit. How it unfolded First half: The Broncos came out of the traps quite slowly, and they were prevented from falling behind by the video referee, who ruled that Ben Pomeroy was in touch before he grounded ... Read More »

Scott Dureau applauds Magic Weekend concept

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Catalan Dragons half-back Scott Dureau believes the upcoming Magic Weekend is something that the English game should be applauded for – admitting he is a huge fan of the unique concept. Dureau – who is still sidelined with an arm injury – described the concept as “fantastic”, and admits there is no other sport that could replicate the Magic Weekend ... Read More »

Video highlights: Warrington Wolves 42-10 Catalan Dragons

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Catalan winger Michael Oldfield almost scored in the 15th minute after great work by Leon Pryce, but he was just pushed into touch by Matty Russell. Warrington went down to the other end of the pitch, and after good work by Gene Ormsby the ball was moved quickly to the right for Joel Monaghan to open the scoring. Chris Bridge ... Read More »

Laurent Frayssinous: I didn’t see that coming

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Catalan head coach Laurent Frayssinous has lamented his team’s terrible performance against Warrington on Friday and revealed he had no inkling the woeful display was on the cards. The Dragons have been solid in recent weeks, winning their last four matches in a row, but failed to turn up at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. A disappointed Frayssinous said the Dragons ... Read More »

Tony Smith hails Wolves’ kicking game

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Warrington head coach Tony Smith has praised his side’s kicking game and the influence of the halves Stefan Ratchford and Chris Bridge in last week’s 42-10 smashing of Catalan Dragons. Smith is hoping his side continues to improve after an inconsistent start to the season. Warrington were far too good for the Dragons, who were abysmal in Friday’s night match. ... Read More »

Match report: Warrington Wolves 42-10 Catalan Dragons

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In a nutshell The Wolves were far too strong for the Catalan Dragons tonight at the Halliwell Jones Stadium tonight, leading 24-0 at half-time and pulling further away in the second half. How it unfolded Catalan winger Michael Oldfield almost scored in the 15th minute after great work by Leon Pryce, but he was just pushed into touch by Matty ... Read More »

Match preview: Warrington Wolves v Catalan Dragons

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An out-of-sorts Warrington side will be looking to avoid another shock defeat tonight, as they take on a resurgent Catalan Dragons live in front of the Sky cameras. After coming up short against relegation-threatened Bradford last time out, they will desperate to start heading up the table by beating the French outfit at the Halliwell Jones Stadium The big news ... Read More »

Video highlights: Catalan Dragons 37-24 Salford Red Devils

Leon Pryce makes a break. ©RLPhotos

Escaré scored his first try in the first minute, with Daryl Millard adding a second try six minutes later, and William Barthau converting the first. And Escaré got the Dragons’ third try after 19 minutes, after a dash downfield, with Barthau again converting, putting his side 16-0 ahead. But then the Red Devils began to fight back, which occurred after ... Read More »