Salford Red Devils 12-26 Catalans Dragons

Friday 25th March 2016
KO: 15:00 - Round: 7

12-26 FT

HT: 4 12

Attendance: 3,485

Official: R Silverwood

Venue: A J Bell Stadium, Salford

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Josh Griffin, Greg Johnson 2,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Tony Gigot, Eloi Pelissier, Dave Taylor 2,

  • Goals
    Pat Richards 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Dave Taylor crossed twice as Catalans Dragons overcame Salford Red Devils 26-12 in a scrappy contest at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Tony Gigot got the French side off to a flier with a third-minute try, which Josh Griffin cancelled out after 15 minutes.

Eloi Pelissier went over following a period of Catalans pressure before Pat Richards kicked the first of five goals as the Dragons began to control proceedings.

Taylor then added a second-half brace, the first coming after Justin Carney and Gareth O’Brien got in a muddle going for the same high ball.

Greg Johnson twice went over in the corner for the hosts, but Richards’ superior kicking ensured the visitors were always in control.

Salford coach Ian Watson admitted fundamental errors were largely responsible for his side crashing to their first home defeat by Catalans in five years. 

He said: "We made a lot of fundamental errors and there were a lot of silly things out there.

"If we had completed our sets we could easily have won that game.

“We missed the jump on certain things and our organisation wasn't great. We did not get the opportunity to get to the right points and play the right system. We fell off what we have been doing."

Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous saluted Australian forward Taylor who had to switch to centre after 10 minutes of the game when Justin Horo limped off with a hamstring problem.

"David was excellent and is a very good player with the ball as well as in defence," said the Catalans coach.

“Our attitude and commitment were very good and it seems we have now found a way to win away from home."

  • 77: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Dave Taylor
  • 77: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 65: TRY! scored for Salford by Greg Johnson
  • 59: TRY! scored for Salford by Greg Johnson
  • 52: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Dave Taylor
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Pat Richards
  • 26: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Eloi Pelissier
  • 15: TRY! scored for Salford by Josh Griffin
  • 3: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • Key Performers

    Josh Griffin

    Metres 151
    4 4

    Justin Carney

    Metres 193
    4 4

    David Taylor

    Metres 161
    8 8

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Salford Red Devils 3
    Catalans Dragons 4

    Goals:

    Salford Red Devils 0
    Catalans Dragons 5

    METRES:

    Salford Red Devils 1118
    Catalans Dragons 1284

    CARRIES:

    Salford Red Devils 165
    Catalans Dragons 172

    TACKLES:

    Salford Red Devils 363
    Catalans Dragons 295

    OFFLOADS:

    Salford Red Devils 6
    Catalans Dragons 9

    PENALTIES:

    Salford Red Devils 10
    Catalans Dragons 14

    BREAKS:

    Salford Red Devils 5
    Catalans Dragons 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Greg Johnson 2 0 6 0 3 4 0 14 117 8.36 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Griffin 1 0 9 1 2 3 0 16 151 9.44 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Gareth O'Brien 0 2 7 1 2 2 0 10 54 5.40 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0
    Justin Carney 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 20 193 9.65 0 8 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Junior Sau 0 0 14 2 1 2 0 9 71 7.89 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tommy Lee 0 0 29 6 4 4 2 6 30 5.00 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael Dobson 0 0 16 1 1 1 10 6 26 4.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 43 7 2 0 0 14 72 5.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 1 41 9 3 0 1 7 30 4.29 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 2
    George Griffin 0 0 39 11 3 1 0 9 51 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 21 2 1 2 0 10 82 8.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joshua Jones 0 0 25 5 0 0 0 10 59 5.90 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Carl Forster 0 0 16 1 0 0 0 4 16 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mark Flanagan 0 0 31 7 1 1 0 6 35 5.83 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Walne 0 0 26 2 1 3 0 13 68 5.23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Philip Joseph 0 0 8 2 0 2 0 4 21 5.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Sarsfield 0 0 27 7 3 0 0 7 42 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    David Taylor 2 0 16 3 3 4 0 17 161 9.47 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Tony Gigot 1 0 10 0 2 7 0 19 142 7.47 0 5 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Eloi Pelissier 1 0 38 5 1 3 0 13 89 6.85 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jodie Broughton 0 0 5 1 2 5 0 15 113 7.53 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Justin Horo 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Vincent Duport 0 0 11 0 1 1 0 13 100 7.69 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Pat Richards 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 12 107 8.92 0 1 1 0 5 1 0 1
    Todd Carney 0 2 18 3 4 0 3 7 24 3.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Richard Myler 0 0 15 0 2 1 7 6 19 3.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 22 1 1 0 0 12 102 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Glenn Stewart 0 0 41 8 2 1 0 9 55 6.11 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Louis Anderson 0 0 16 3 4 2 0 11 97 8.82 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Gregory Mounis 0 0 32 5 3 0 0 10 57 5.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Paul Aiton 0 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 29 2 0 2 0 12 109 9.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Antoni Maria 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 2 15 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Willie Mason 0 0 14 0 1 0 0 13 88 6.77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties