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Halifax RLFC 0-24 Catalans Dragons

Sunday 3rd September 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 4

0-24 FT

HT: 0 12

Official: C Kendall

Venue: MBi Shay

  • Halifax RLFC

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Luke Walsh, Richie Myler, Brayden Wiliame, Fouad Yaha,

  • Goals
    Luke Walsh 4,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Will
Sharp
Ben
Heaton
Ed
Barber
James
Saltonstall
Scott
Murrell
Ben
Johnston
Elliot
Morris
Ben
Kaye
Mitch
Cahalane
Shane
Grady
Adam
Tangata
Simon
Grix
Jacob
Fairbank
Ryan
Boyle
Brandon
Moore
Mikey
Sio

Official Report / Commentary

Catalans Dragons overcame playing a quarter of the game with 12 men to ease their relegation fears with an initially hard-fought yet ultimately comfortable 24-0 victory at Halifax.

It was the Dragons' second win in four games in the Qualifiers Super 8s, while Halifax remain pointless and bottom of the table.

Fifteen minutes before the break - with the deadlock still not broken - Greg Bird was sin-binned for Catalans for a spear tackle on Ben Heaton. Almost immediately the Dragons had a chance to take the lead but Luke Walsh was wayward with a penalty 30 from metres out.

A couple of minutes later Walsh made partial amends as he put the visitors ahead before Richie Myler crossed beside the posts and Walsh's second successful conversion doubled the lead.

Catalans added a third try after the interval through Brayden Wiliame, with Walsh again adding the extras.

Tempers flared on the hour leading to Ben Johnston and Vincent Duport both being sin-binned for fighting. Catalans exploited the extra space to score again through Fouad Yaha in the corner, with Walsh's fourth conversion victory.

Catalans coach Steve McNamara said: “It certainly wasn’t pretty, particularly early on as we were very anxious. But to come away from home and against opposition that threw a lot at us and has thrown a lot at other opposition that they have played, and win 24-0 was a very good result for us.

“We were ready to play but there is a lot of things when you are in this situation that can dictate how you play and, with the anxiety and the pressure at the start, I felt we handled the situation well.”

Halifax boss Richard Marshall said: “I thought we were very good in first half and did a lot of work and the momentum was in our favour.

“We just couldn’t convert that into points.”

  • 67: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 65: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • 45: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 36: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 35: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Richie Myler
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 29: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • Key Performers

    Scott Murrell

    Forty Twenty 1
    1 1

    James Saltonstall

    Offloads 4
    1 1

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Halifax RLFC 0
    Catalans Dragons 4

    Goals:

    Halifax RLFC 0
    Catalans Dragons 4

    METRES:

    Halifax RLFC 992
    Catalans Dragons 1286

    CARRIES:

    Halifax RLFC 182
    Catalans Dragons 167

    TACKLES:

    Halifax RLFC 348
    Catalans Dragons 293

    OFFLOADS:

    Halifax RLFC 23
    Catalans Dragons 6

    PENALTIES:

    Halifax RLFC 6
    Catalans Dragons 10

    BREAKS:

    Halifax RLFC 2
    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
    Micheal Sio 0 0 23 7 0 0 0 5 30 6.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brandon Moore 0 0 36 8 1 0 0 8 27 3.38 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Boyle 0 0 20 4 2 0 0 6 26 4.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Fairbank 0 0 26 4 1 2 0 4 24 6.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Simon Grix 0 0 24 3 1 2 2 8 50 6.25 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Shane Grady 0 0 39 6 2 1 0 14 62 4.43 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Adam Tangata 0 0 31 2 2 1 0 9 68 7.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Elliot Morris 0 0 33 6 2 0 0 13 74 5.69 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Kaye 0 0 26 8 0 1 0 9 62 6.89 0 7 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mitch Calahane 0 0 35 10 1 1 0 12 61 5.08 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
    Scott Murrell 0 0 11 0 4 0 8 5 20 4.00 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
    Ben Johnston 0 0 6 2 1 3 5 9 49 5.44 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Ben Heaton 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 17 89 5.24 0 4 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Ed Barber 0 0 20 2 4 0 0 9 41 4.56 0 2 4 0 0 0 3 0
    Chester Butler 0 0 12 0 0 1 0 12 97 8.08 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    James Saltonstall 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 20 116 5.80 0 7 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Will Sharp 0 0 3 0 0 5 1 22 96 4.36 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Richard Myler 1 0 21 5 3 4 3 8 44 5.50 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Fouad Yaha 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 12 76 6.33 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brayden Wiliame 1 1 11 4 2 1 0 11 108 9.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Louis Anderson 1 0 19 3 0 1 0 8 53 6.63 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Moa 0 0 26 2 2 0 0 14 122 8.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Walsh 0 0 17 0 0 0 7 5 17 3.40 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 16 5 3 4 0 14 134 9.57 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Vincent Duport 0 0 7 0 0 2 0 15 82 5.47 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Lewis Tierney 0 2 3 0 1 5 0 13 117 9.00 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 21 2 1 0 0 2 14 7.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Remi Casty 0 0 22 8 1 2 0 5 42 8.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Justin Horo 0 1 30 5 3 1 0 12 109 9.08 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 27 6 2 0 0 11 82 7.45 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Greg Bird 0 0 25 1 0 1 0 14 117 8.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 20 4 1 0 0 12 94 7.83 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 20 8 1 0 0 8 62 7.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Lucas Albert 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 3 13 4.33 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

    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