St. Helens v Catalans Dragons
Posted 10 July 2010 - 12:07 PM
Catalans were good value for their win last night. All their tries were quality efforts. Fair play to them,and to all the Saints fans who applauded them off at the end of the game.
Saints were lacking in the creative department , defense was obviously not that great either. Don't understand how Meli got MOM !! For me James Roby was the stand out player for Saints. And bringing Gardner on with 10 to go was akin to England bringing Emile Heskey on against the Germans .
Lee Gaskell had a good debut. Scoring a quality try 5 mins after being absolutely crash banged by Jamel Fakir shows the lad's got bottle as well as skill. He reminds me somewhat of Nigel Wright - though I hope his career lasts a whole lot longer obviously.
Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:58 AM
The only other plus we could take from the game was the debut of Lee Gaskell. He made a couple of mistakes but scored a great individual try and also looked to have a great boot on him. Give him a year or 2 to get a bit more physical strength and I reckon he will turn out to be a top class player.
Bar Roby, Clough & Graham the Saints forwards really struggled against a big Catalans 6 and the gamble of playing a half fit Puletua & Hargreaves didn't pay off.
Catalans were well worth their win, their enthusiasm & attitude was far better than most of the Saints players.
Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:48 AM
Good to hear - an area where the Dragons have been lacking all season bar a couple of performances. I think they will be going all out in a couple of weeks time when they welcome Wire to rattle a few rib cages in advance of the Challenge Cup semi.
"Fine sausages for the discerning customer"
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