Friday 15th September 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 6

19-20 FT

( 0-8 HT )

Attendance: 7,405

Official: R Hicks

Venue: KCOM Craven Park

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Will Oakes, Ben Cockayne, George Lawler,

  • Goals
    Zach Dockar-Clay 2, Chris Atkin,

  • Drop GoalsChris Atkin,

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Richie Myler, Iain Thornley, Brayden Wiliame,

  • Goals
    Luke Walsh 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Catalans Dragons staged a tremendous late fightback to earn a precious 20-19 victory over a much-changed Hull KR that boosted their survival hopes.

The dreaded Million-Pound Game beckoned for the French side as they trailed 19-8 but they struck with two tries in the last 10 minutes to edge in front in their must-win Super 8s clash at KCOM Craven Park.

Even then, they needed a huge slice of fortune in the closing moments, with Hull KR half-back Chris Atkin missing with both a penalty and a drop goal to leave the visitors hanging on desperately for a third-successive win, which equals their best run of the season.

Richie Myler, Iain Thornley and Brayden Wiliame crossed over for the visitors as Luke Walsh added the extras, while Will Oakes, Ben Cockayne and George Lawler replied with a try apiece for Rovers with Zach Dockar-Clay adding two conversions and Atkin a goal and drop goal as they fell just short.

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens said: "I don't think there was much in it, which is credit to us. They were pretty much at full strength, whereas we were close to our back-up side.

"We had a lot of inexperience in that side but I'm really happy with the way everyone had a dig."

Catalans coach Steve McNamara said: "We had to fight and scrap and find a way to win under very tough circumstances. For Hull KR, the pressure was off and you could see that from the way they played, they had the freedom to express themselves.

"We played with anxiety and pressure hanging over us."

  • 77: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 77: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 71: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Iain Thornley
  • 66: Goal scored for Hull K R by Chris Atkin
  • 60: TRY! scored for Hull K R by George Lawler
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Chris Atkin
  • 55: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ben Cockayne
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Zach Dockar-Clay
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Zach Dockar-Clay
  • 49: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Will Oakes
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 10: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Richie Myler
  • 10: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • Key Performers

    Paul Aiton

    Tackles 52

    Sam Moa

    Tackles 38

    George Lawler

    Metres 140
    Tackles 39

    Graeme Horne

    Tackles 45

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 3
    Catalans Dragons 3

    Goals:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 3
    Catalans Dragons 4

    METRES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 863
    Catalans Dragons 1208

    CARRIES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 138
    Catalans Dragons 175

    TACKLES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 273
    Catalans Dragons 349

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 3
    Catalans Dragons 13

    PENALTIES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 6
    Catalans Dragons 9

    BREAKS:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 3
    Catalans Dragons 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    George Lawler 1 0 39 5 2 4 0 20 140 7.00 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Will Oakes 1 0 4 1 0 8 0 13 117 9.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Cockayne 1 0 11 3 1 1 2 20 116 5.80 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Joe Cator 0 0 19 3 2 1 0 16 90 5.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kieran Moran 0 0 8 1 2 0 0 3 4 1.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 29 5 1 2 0 13 87 6.69 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Greenwood 0 0 24 2 1 0 0 8 41 5.13 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
    Graeme Horne 0 0 45 10 2 2 0 8 52 6.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 28 4 1 0 0 14 107 7.64 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 23 6 1 0 0 5 28 5.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Marsh 0 0 17 2 1 1 4 5 24 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Salter 0 0 16 4 0 1 0 10 43 4.30 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Abdull 0 0 10 1 1 0 0 3 14 4.67 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Brayden Wiliame 1 0 10 2 3 2 0 15 95 6.33 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Iain Thornley 1 0 4 0 0 1 1 20 137 6.85 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Richard Myler 1 0 18 4 1 2 2 9 42 4.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 9 5 1 6 0 11 79 7.18 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Vincent Duport 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 15 93 6.20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 8 0 0 2 0 16 147 9.19 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Walsh 0 1 14 1 4 0 6 5 18 3.60 0 1 0 0 4 1 1 1
    Sam Moa 0 0 38 6 3 1 0 18 95 5.28 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Paul Aiton 0 0 52 11 3 0 1 4 35 8.75 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 36 11 3 2 0 12 105 8.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Louis Anderson 0 1 27 4 2 7 0 10 98 9.80 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Justin Horo 0 0 28 4 3 0 0 12 66 5.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 37 11 1 2 0 9 66 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 34 6 0 0 0 6 45 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lucas Albert 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 2 15 7.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thibault Margalet 0 0 17 7 0 0 0 7 49 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 9 2 0 1 0 4 23 5.75 0 0 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