Catalan Dragons were complacent, says head coach

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,…

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Scott Dureau applauds Magic Weekend concept

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…

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Match preview: Warrington Wolves v Catalan Dragons

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…

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Match report: London 22-28 Catalan Dragons

In a nutshell London were consigned to another defeat, as their search for their first win of 2014 continued. How it unfolded First half: Three tries from Catalan saw them romp into an 18-0 lead early on. However, London have themselves a sniff courtesy of a try through Mason Caton-Brown. Second half: Eloi Pelissier scored to make it 24-4, before…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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Match preview: Catalan Dragons v Huddersfield Giants

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…

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Match report: St Helens 40-22 Catalan Dragons

In a nutshell How it unfolded First half: The Saints dominated the majority of the first, and tries from Josh Jones and Tommy Makinson quickly out them 12-0 up. Makinson grabbed another soon after, before Jordan Turner scored a fourth for the Saints. The Dragons rallied though, and Garcia and Pellisier tries made it 24-12 at the break. Second half:…

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Super League preview: St Helens v Catalan Dragons

Two teams in contrasting form meet at Langtree Park on Friday night, as the unbeaten, table-topping St Helens take on Catalan Dragons, who are yet to pick up a point in Super League XIX. Things could not be going much better for Nathan Brown’s men, as four wins from four have seen them shoot to the top of the early…

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