Catalans Dragons 23-32 Wigan Warriors

Saturday 7th April 2018
KO: 18:15 - Round: 10

23-32 FT

HT: 15 0

Attendance: 8,387

Official: L Moore

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Benjamin Jullien, David Mead, Ben Garcia,

  • Goals
    Tony Gigot 5,

  • Drop GoalsTony Gigot,

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Dan Sarginson, Oliver Gildart, Joe Burgess, Liam Farrell, Sam Tomkins, Tony Clubb,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Wigan Warriors moved back to within four points of Betfred Super League leaders St Helens after staging a remarkable fightback to beat Catalans Dragons 32-23. 

The Warriors were 21-0 down early in the second half but rallied superbly to stun their hosts in Perpignan.

Catalans were in control at half-time thanks to tries from Benjamin Jullien and David Mead plus seven points from the boot of Tony Gigot.

The Dragons appeared to move out of sight early in the second half when Benjamin Garcia crossed.

Gigot's fifth goal from a penalty just after Dan Sarginson's try made it 23-4 but Wigan scored 28 unanswered points through tries from Oliver Gildart, Joe Burgess, Liam Farrell, Sam Tomkins and Tony Clubb to record a stunning victory. 

Wigan coach Shaun Wane said: "Very, very proud of that performance in the second half. We gave ourselves a lot to do but we turned up in the second half with some great performances. 

"We found a way to win. I am the ultimate optimist, especially with this team, and I never doubted them.

"It was a shockingly bad half time but we spoke really honestly with each other and they took it to heart and went out there and performed the way they did.”

Catalans Dragons head coach Steve McNamara said: "I thought we were outstanding for 50 minutes, played exceptionally well against a very good team and then made some ridiculous decisions with the ball, and ultimately couldn’t get the momentum back. They’re pretty distraught down there (in the changing rooms). 

 “I thought we were incredible and we looked like a very good team. I feel like we’re starting to come together as a team. That start showed us how we can play both in attack and defence against a very good team.”

  • 75: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 75: TRY! scored for Wigan by Tony Clubb
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 71: TRY! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 70: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Farrell
  • 66: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Burgess
  • 58: TRY! scored for Wigan by Oliver Gildart
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 50: TRY! scored for Wigan by Dan Sarginson
  • 42: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Ben Garcia
  • 42: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 40: Goal scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 37: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by David Mead
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 13: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Benjamin Jullien
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • Key Performers

    David Mead

    Metres 168
    8 8

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Catalans Dragons 3
    Wigan Warriors 6

    Goals:

    Catalans Dragons 5
    Wigan Warriors 4

    METRES:

    Catalans Dragons 1379
    Wigan Warriors 1232

    CARRIES:

    Catalans Dragons 176
    Wigan Warriors 186

    TACKLES:

    Catalans Dragons 338
    Wigan Warriors 321

    OFFLOADS:

    Catalans Dragons 13
    Wigan Warriors 7

    PENALTIES:

    Catalans Dragons 14
    Wigan Warriors 8

    BREAKS:

    Catalans Dragons 4
    Wigan Warriors 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Benjamin Garcia 1 0 29 6 4 2 1 13 75 5.77 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Benjamin Jullien 1 0 35 6 5 2 1 10 68 6.80 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    David Mead 1 0 9 1 1 3 1 11 168 15.27 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 28 6 2 2 0 10 94 9.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 24 3 1 0 0 7 51 7.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Paul Aiton 0 0 17 2 1 3 0 6 55 9.17 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 25 3 0 1 0 11 102 9.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
    Greg Bird 0 0 9 0 1 1 0 10 60 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 33 5 0 2 0 7 54 7.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Michael McIlorum 0 0 30 5 4 3 0 8 47 5.88 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mickael Simon 0 0 23 4 0 0 0 14 111 7.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Samisoni Langi 0 1 24 3 1 0 7 16 105 6.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tony Gigot 0 1 14 1 2 4 5 12 52 4.33 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 1
    Fouad Yaha 0 0 5 0 2 1 0 9 75 8.33 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Brayden Wiliame 0 0 13 3 2 0 0 12 98 8.17 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Iain Thornley 0 0 16 0 4 1 0 11 80 7.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jodie Broughton 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 9 84 9.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Oliver Gildart 1 0 7 1 1 4 0 11 105 9.55 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Dan Sarginson 1 0 19 2 3 2 0 20 133 6.65 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 2
    Sam Tomkins 1 1 5 0 1 6 1 9 45 5.00 1 1 1 0 4 2 0 2
    Joe Burgess 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 9 68 7.56 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Farrell 1 2 32 7 2 2 0 11 70 6.36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Tony Clubb 1 0 32 8 5 3 0 11 86 7.82 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Liam Marshall 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 12 94 7.83 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    George Williams 0 0 10 0 3 0 1 4 25 6.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Powell 0 0 28 7 1 2 0 7 23 3.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 3 23 3 1 2 0 19 88 4.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 0 31 1 2 1 0 4 27 6.75 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Flower 0 0 11 0 2 0 0 3 25 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    William Isa 0 0 37 10 2 1 0 18 110 6.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    John Bateman 0 0 25 5 1 5 0 16 103 6.44 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 32 6 0 1 0 20 131 6.55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 8 69 8.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Gabriel Hamlin 0 0 17 4 0 0 0 4 30 7.50 0 0 0 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