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Sat 9 Oct: SLGF: Catalans Dragons v St Helens KO 18:00 (Sky)


Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Catalans Dragons by 13 points or more
      3
    • Catalans Dragons by 7 to 12 points
      16
    • Catalans Dragons by 1 to 6 points
      29
    • St Helens by 1 to 6 points
      10
    • St Helens by 7 to 12 points
      19
    • St Helens by 13 points or more
      12

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I think this game will be won and lost in the first 20 minutes. If Cats can stop Saints from steamrolling them in the first quarter I think they’ll go on to win. If Saints take hold early and score points, they’ll go on to win. I’m hoping for an exciting match won by skill and not an awful refereeing display. Come on Catalan, put a new name on the trophy 

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35 minutes ago, Jonty58 said:

I hope Catalans can win this one.

Send Maloney off with a win.
 

Or just send Maloney off.

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While its going to be a good tough game, ultimately I think Saints will run out winners by a couple of clear scores in the end. While the results this year show Catalans winning 2 out of 3 games against saints it doesn't really reflect the performances.

In the first game in France Saints put in one of their worst performances with a completion rate of 50odd % but still only narrowly lost by 4 points. At Magic aside from the opening 5 and last 5 mins Saints pretty much dominated and I seriously doubt they'll have another lapse like that again in the GF.

If both teams perform at or near their best I can't see past anything than a clear Saints win 

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Saints favourites but a lot will depend on the ref & how he polices the ruck,if he clamps down on Saints slowing it down & we get an open game the Catalans have a decent chance of pulling off the win,

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51 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

Saints favourites but a lot will depend on the ref & how he polices the ruck,if he clamps down on Saints slowing it down & we get an open game the Catalans have a decent chance of pulling off the win,

Or more likely how well he clamps down on the constant stream of cheap shots & high tackles from Maloney, J Tomkins. McMeekan & McIlorum.

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I'll be there....Catalans are my Super League team and have been since Crusaders RL folded.

I wasn't sure we'd get rugby league in North Wales at the time so a few of us decided to bolster the UK support for Catalans (Catalans Dragons Supporters Group (Welsh Branch)), but we've been across to Perpignan a couple of time to watch them and to that wonderful Challenge Cup win. Allez les Dracs

 

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2 hours ago, Davo5 said:

Saints favourites but a lot will depend on the ref & how he polices the ruck,if he clamps down on Saints slowing it down & we get an open game the Catalans have a decent chance of pulling off the win,

Agree 100 percent with this mate. Every team tries to slow the ptb down but Saints have mastered the art—- and I don’t think it is an art—- of having 3 players lying on in the tackle and somehow rarely giving penalties away

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Head says Saints, heart says Dragons.

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First time I’ve not been to a grand final in a long time - exclusively due to finances with a wedding on the horizon -  but the one I’ve looked forward to most in a while as I think this could be a high scoring cracker. Voted Catalans by a score but really have no idea, as said above I think the first twenty are crucial, I can see saints getting a lead and Cats clawing it back but it depends on whether that early lead is too great.

Best two teams in the comp this year, good luck to both (but particularly Catalans).

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3 hours ago, Davo5 said:

Saints favourites but a lot will depend on the ref & how he polices the ruck,if he clamps down on Saints slowing it down & we get an open game the Catalans have a decent chance of pulling off the win,

That’s the one.  Last man to flop in, is the last man to release the ball carrier.

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In a funny way, I think the Magic game was the worst thing that could have happened for Catalans.

I think this Saints outfit are just too big, too fit and too strong for them and proved it for 65 minutes in Newcastle. 

Full credit to Catalans for the comeback in that game but they just don't happen often enough.

I expect a thoroughly professional performance from Saints to strangle the game and win by a few scores.  This time they will be ruthless for 80 minutes and I will go 28-10 as a guess.

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4 minutes ago, The British Lion said:

Sint Elins will have too much big game experience to let this slip. However, Catalans can do then upset if they are fully on their game - and they'll need to be!

Yes, Catalan were lacking in big game Wembley atmosphere experience in 2018, boy did they pay for that.

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