Super Eights - Rugby League

The Qualifiers Super8s - Round: Final
VENUE: Leigh Sports Village     OFFICIAL: B Thaler     MATCH STATUS: Result

Home Team

10
(6)

TRIES

Matty Dawson, James Clare

GOALS

Ben Reynolds

26
(4)

Away Team

TRIES

Iain Thornley, Lewis Tierney 2, Fouad Yaha

GOALS

Luke Walsh 5

Official Match Report

Catalans Dragons secured Betfred Super League survival with a 26-10 victory against Leigh Centurions in the Million Pound Game.

Lewis Tierney scored two tries and Luke Walsh kicked 10 points as Catalans hit back from 10-4 down to consign Leigh to the Kingstone Press Championship.

Leigh took an early lead through Matt Dawson's try and Ben Reynolds' conversion ensured they stayed two points ahead when Iain Thornley crossed for the visitors.

James Clare's try early in the second half gave Leigh a six-point lead but the Dragons then took over.

First Tierney crossed before two Walsh penalties gave Catalans the lead for the first time.

Tierney then grabbed his second try and Walsh added three more goals before Fouad Yaha touched down in the closing stages.

Catalans Dragons coach Steve McNamara said: "We probably produced our best performance of the season under the most extreme pressure.

"We've got some things we have to address and we can now start to plan and get Catalans into a position where can they compete in Super League."

Leigh Centurions coach Neil Jukes: "There are guys in the changing room who are tough men and they're crying.

"We'll just have to regroup and probably look at doing what Hull KR did last year."

Other News

Min   Event Action Score
8 goal Goal scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds 2-0
8 try Try scored for Leigh by Matty Dawson 6-0
35 try Try scored for Catalans Dragons by Iain Thornley 6-4
44 try Try scored for Leigh by James Clare 10-4
50 try Try scored for Catalans Dragons by Lewis Tierney 10-8
54 goal Goal scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh 10-10
57 goal Goal scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh 10-12
59 try Try scored for Catalans Dragons by Lewis Tierney 10-16
59 goal Goal scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh 10-18
67 goal Goal scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh 10-20
76 goal Goal scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh 10-22
79 try Try scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha 10-26

Bench

Ryan
Hampshire
Matty
Dawson
Ben
Crooks
Matty
Fleming
James
Clare
Ben
Reynolds
Josh
Drinkwater
Antoni
Maria
Micky
Higham
Danny
Tickle
Cory
Paterson
Glenn
Stewart
Lachlan
Burr
Liam
Hood
Sam
Hopkins
Harrison
Hansen
Greg
Richards

Bench

Lewis
Tierney
Vincent
Duport
Iain
Thornley
Brayden
Wiliame
Fouad
Yaha
Luke
Walsh
Richie
Myler
Sam
Moa
Paul
Aiton
Julian
Bousquet
Louis
Anderson
Justin
Horo
Greg
Bird
Ben
Garcia
Jason
Baitieri
Lucas
Albert
Thibaut
Margalet
Pos   Player Tries Goals D Goals
1 Ryan Hampshire - - -
2 Matty Dawson 1 - -
3 Ben Crooks - - -
4 Matty Fleming - - -
5 James Clare 1 - -
6 Ben Reynolds - 1 -
7 Josh Drinkwater - - -
8 Antoni Maria - - -
9 Micky Higham - - -
10 Danny Tickle - - -
11 Cory Paterson - - -
12 Glenn Stewart - - -
13 Lachlan Burr - - -
14 Liam Hood - - -
15 Sam Hopkins - - -
16 Harrison Hansen - - -
17 Greg Richards - - -
Pos   Player Tries Goals D Goals
1 Lewis Tierney 2 - -
2 Vincent Duport - - -
3 Iain Thornley 1 - -
4 Brayden Wiliame - - -
5 Fouad Yaha 1 - -
6 Luke Walsh - 5 -
7 Richie Myler - - -
8 Sam Moa - - -
9 Paul Aiton - - -
10 Julian Bousquet - - -
11 Louis Anderson - - -
12 Justin Horo - - -
13 Greg Bird - - -
14 Ben Garcia - - -
15 Jason Baitieri - - -
16 Lucas Albert - - -
17 Thibaut Margalet - - -