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Catalan Dragons

Match Report: Catalan Dragons 42-20 Widnes Vikings


In a nutshell On a scorching afternoon in Perpignan the Catalan Dragons were too strong for Widnes Vikings, scoring nine tries as they gave their best performance of the season. How it unfolded The Dragons scored two tries in the first ten minutes, through Ben Pomeroy and Elliott Whitehead, neither of which Thomas Bosc could convert. And they extended their ... Read More »

Match report: Catalan Dragons 40-24 London Broncos


In a nutshell Catalan’s resurgence continued as they saw off a dogged London in the South of France. How it unfolded First half: The Dragons led 16-6 at the break, as scores from Leon Pryce, Louis Anderson and Thomas Bosc put them in control. A Denny Solomona try was London’s only response. Second half: Three quick tries put the game ... Read More »

Cummins: Elima held key in Fakir deal

Olivier Elima. ©RLPhotos

Bradford coach Francis Cummins says former Bulls second-rower Olivier Elima had a big influence on the club’s signing of French international Jamal Fakir. France captain Elima, 30, played with Fakir at Catalan Dragons either side of his two seasons at Odsal, and was the link between Cummins and the front-rower, who signed a season-long deal with the Super League club ... Read More »

Match report: Wigan 22-16 Catalan

In a nutshell: Matty Bowen was the hero for Wigan with a last gasp try to sink Catalan. How it unfolded: First half: Catalan started the stronger of the two sides, and they quickly raced into a 10-0 lead. However, Wigan hit back through Liam Farrell to make it 10-4 at the break. Second half: Catalan quickly extended their lead ... Read More »

Match preview: Wigan Warriors v Catalan Dragons


Wigan Warriors will be looking to deny Catalan a second consecutive victory in the Super League, as they look to keep their own momentum going on Friday night. The DW Stadium plays host to two sides in slightly different form, with the Dragons still languishing at the wrong end of the table, despite that win over Huddersfield last time out. ... Read More »

Catalan make two changes for Wigan clash


Catalan have lost two more players to injury ahead of this weekend’s clash with Wigan, as Laurent Fraysinnous makes two changes to his 19-man squad. Forwards Jason Baitieri and Elliott Whitehead – the latter an influential figure in Catalan’s victory over Huddersfield – have been forced to miss the game due to injuries picked up in last Saturday’s game. They ... Read More »

Relegation not on Catalans’ radar, says Oldfield


Catalan winger Michael Oldfield says the club is not concerned about relegation after posting its first win after five losses in as many games at the weekend, and he is confident the Dragons players will now turn their season around. Oldfield, who joined the Dragons from the NRL’s Sydney Roosters, is in his first season in Super League. The 23-year ... Read More »

Video highlights: Catalan Dragons 30-14 Huddersfield Giants


Extensive video highlights from Saturday’s Super League clash between Catalan Dragons and Huddersfield Giants at Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan. Click here to read our report. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League on the social media platform ... Read More »

Match report: Catalan Dragons 30-14 Huddersfield Giants


In a nutshell Catalan Dragons finally got their first win of 2014 at the sixth attempt, as they put in a fantastic performance to defeat Paul Anderson’s Huddersfield Giants. How it unfolded First half: The first period was all Catalan, as they stormed out of the blocks to lead 14-0 at the break. It could have been different though, had ... Read More »

Match preview: Catalan Dragons v Huddersfield Giants

Olivier Elima. ©RLPhotos

Catalan Dragons will be looking to finally pick up their first win of 2014, as they entertain Huddersfield Giants in the South of France. It is only the second time the Dragons have played at home this season, but the game already looks to have taken on extra significance for Laurent Frayssinous’ men, who are still on zero points this ... Read More »