Grace at the double as Saints overcome Catalans

Regan Grace scored twice as St Helens move four points clear at the top of Super League with a 26-12 win over Catalans.

Saints were never truly threatened by Steve McNamara’s side, despite the Dragons putting in another promising performance after defeating Hull FC last week.

Jonny Lomax and Tommy Makinson scored to put Saints in control before Brayden Wiliame hit back for Catalans.

But Morgan Knowles scored soon after and Grace bagged his brace either side of a Jodie Broughton effort to secure the win for Justin Holbrook’s side.

Lewis Tierney added a consolation for Catalans late on.

St Helens: Lomax, Makinson, Morgan, Percival, Grace, Fages, Richardson, Amor, Roby, Thompson, Peyroux, Taia, Wilkin. Subs: Smith, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Douglas, Knowles.

Tries: Lomax, Makinson, Knowles, Grace (2)
Goals: Richardson (3)

Catalans: Gigot, Broughton, Duport, Wiliame, Tierney, Langi, Drinkwater, Casty, McIlorum, Bousquet, Anderson, Jullien, Bird. Subs: Moa, Baitieri, Maria, Da Costa.

Tries: Wiliame, Broughton, Tierney