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."
DB - ‘Catalans deserved to win that game. They came to our house and put on a great display’ Great magnanimous words from our owner— Leigh Centurions (@LeighCenturions) September 30, 2017
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."
|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|