Sunday 16th July 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 22

46-28 FT

( 20-18 HT )

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Jonny Lomax, Mark Percival, Luke Thompson, Ryan Morgan,

  • Goals
    Mark Percival 9,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Justin Horo 2, Luke Walsh, Tony Gigot, Richie Myler,

  • Goals
    Luke Walsh 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Mark Percival’s 22-point haul helped St Helens secure a 46-28 victory over Catalans Dragons.

The England centre kicked nine goals and went over for the decisive score in the closing stages.

The result was only made certain late on as Saints scored three tries in six minutes, with Luke Thompson and Ryan Morgan following Percival over the whitewash.

Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Jonny Lomax also touched down for the hosts.

Dragons scrum-half Luke Walsh put in an outstanding display against his old employers and had a hand in three Catalans tries, including a solo effort of his own.

Justin Horo, with a brace, Tony Gigot and Richie Myler were the other tryscorers for the visitors.

St Helens boss Justin Holbrook praised the way his side managed to close out the game, saying: "They started well and we were not up to our high standards in the first half. We have to give them credit. I’m really happy with the way we finished the game off."

Dragons head coach Steve McNamara said the scoreline did not reflect how close the game was.

He said: "It was disappointing to lose the way we did. With eight-and-a-half minutes left we were two points down on the scoreboard.

"It was a real tit-for-tat game. We found ourselves in a position to win it and we have conceded a lot of points at the end which makes the scoreline look ridiculous."

  • 80: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ryan Morgan
  • 78: TRY! scored for St Helens by Luke Thompson
  • 78: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 74: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 74: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 70: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Richie Myler
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 64: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 59: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 59: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 57: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 50: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Justin Horo
  • 38: TRY! scored for St Helens by Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
  • 38: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 32: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 30: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 25: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 25: TRY! scored for St Helens by Alex Walmsley
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 16: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 6: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 6: TRY! scored for St Helens by Theo Fages
  • 3: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Justin Horo
  • 3: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • Key Performers

    Alex Walmsley

    Metres 170
    3 3

    Mark Percival

    Clean Breaks 3
    3 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    St Helens 7
    Catalans Dragons 5

    Goals:

    St Helens 9
    Catalans Dragons 4

    METRES:

    St Helens 1163
    Catalans Dragons 904

    CARRIES:

    St Helens 182
    Catalans Dragons 137

    TACKLES:

    St Helens 267
    Catalans Dragons 295

    OFFLOADS:

    St Helens 10
    Catalans Dragons 13

    PENALTIES:

    St Helens 4
    Catalans Dragons 13

    BREAKS:

    St Helens 10
    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
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 1 0 16 4 2 5 0 16 98 6.13 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Alex Walmsley 1 0 19 3 1 4 0 20 170 8.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Luke Thompson 1 0 20 3 2 1 0 9 69 7.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Theo Fages 1 0 9 0 2 4 3 10 37 3.70 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Mark Percival 1 0 8 1 1 5 1 13 99 7.62 3 1 2 0 9 1 1 0
    Ryan Morgan 1 1 15 1 0 1 0 9 93 10.33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jonathan Lomax 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 11 86 7.82 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 25 3 1 0 0 9 38 4.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tommy Lee 0 0 14 3 0 0 0 5 13 2.60 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jon Wilkin 0 0 39 11 2 1 0 5 22 4.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 16 6 0 0 0 6 32 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Zeb Taia 0 1 15 1 1 0 0 21 121 5.76 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    James Roby 0 2 26 3 0 2 1 5 49 9.80 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Douglas 0 0 31 11 2 0 0 13 85 6.54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Richardson 0 1 8 0 1 2 3 8 37 4.63 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Regan Grace 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 10 43 4.30 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Makinson 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 12 71 5.92 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Justin Horo 2 0 34 3 3 1 0 9 33 3.67 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tony Gigot 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 12 86 7.17 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Walsh 1 2 12 2 3 4 5 3 21 7.00 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 1
    Richard Myler 1 0 9 0 0 1 1 6 103 17.17 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Krisnan Inu 0 1 21 2 3 5 0 8 70 8.75 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 6 1 1 2 0 12 81 6.75 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Vincent Duport 0 0 10 1 1 0 0 10 48 4.80 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Fouad Yaha 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 50 4.55 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 23 3 0 1 0 11 75 6.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Paul Aiton 0 0 31 4 2 1 0 9 58 6.44 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 28 3 0 0 0 10 73 7.30 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Louis Anderson 0 0 17 2 1 0 0 6 39 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 35 3 3 0 0 11 51 4.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Remi Casty 0 0 24 4 4 0 0 4 27 6.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Greg Bird 0 0 17 0 2 0 0 6 41 6.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 11 0 1 2 0 2 5 2.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 14 4 4 1 0 7 43 6.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

    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