Yaha scores four tries as Dragons edge out Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos gave a better performance than in some of their recent matches, but they went down a 26-22 defeat today against the Catalans Dragons in Perpignan, with winger Fouad Yaha, who returned to the club from rugby union earlier this season, scoring four tries. The Rhinos took an early 12-point lead with two tries from Ash Handley, the first…

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Salford hammer Catalans in Perpignan

Salford Red Devils were far too strong for the Catalans Dragons today in an upset 0-46 victory at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, which was a disappointing outcome for the Dragons after they had beaten Warrington Wolves at the same venue a week earlier. The game was close early on, despite Joey Lussick putting the Red Devils ahead with a try…

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Catalans get off the mark against Giants

Catalans Dragons got their season up and running in Perpignan today with a convincing 27-10 victory over Huddersfield Giants that included two early tries from Brayden Wiliame. The Giants got off to a good start, with Matt Frawley touching down after just six minutes, with his halfback partner Izaac Farrell adding the conversion. The Dragons replied when Brayden Wiliame touched…

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Catalans Dragons WILL defend the Challenge Cup in 2019

Challenge Cup holders Catalans Dragons WILL defend their title next season, Total Rugby League understands, after reaching an agreement with the RFL in the last 24 hours. A proposal had been pitched by the RFL to the Dragons, as well as Championship duo Toronto and Toulouse, that they lay out a bond believed to be in the region of £750,000…

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Catalans sign Matty Smith

Catalans Dragons have confirmed the signing of Matty Smith on a two-year contract. The former England international and St Helens scrum-half, 31, is the second recruit of Steve McNamara for 2019. “I’m extremely excited to have signed for the Catalans Dragons,” said Smith. “After listening to Steve McNamara, hearing his plans and the club’s ambitions for the future, I felt…

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Catalans v Warrington: Three key battles which could decide the final

Josh Drinkwater v Tyrone Roberts Catalans scrum-half Josh Drinkwater has been a revelation since joining the club midway through this season – and he will be instrumental to any hopes the Dragons have of winning the cup on Saturday. On the opposite side, Tyrone Roberts hasn’t quite hit the heights Wolves fans hoped he would: but he will be intent…

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Kevin Brown admits standards slipped at Warrington prior to Price’s arrival

As he aims to win his first piece of major silverware this weekend at Wembley, Warrington half-back Kevin Brown has revealed just how far below the standards he expected the Wolves were before Steve Price rejuvenated the club this year. Brown joined Warrington at the start of last season, with the club having come narrowly close to becoming Super League…

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