Saturday 30th September 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: Final

10-26 FT

( 6-4 HT )

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Leigh Sports Village

  • Leigh Centurions

  • Tries
    Matty Dawson, James Clare,

  • Goals
    Ben Reynolds,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Iain Thornley, Lewis Tierney 2, Fouad Yaha,

  • Goals
    Luke Walsh 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

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."

  • 79: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • 76: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 67: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 59: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lewis Tierney
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 50: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lewis Tierney
  • 44: TRY! scored for Leigh by James Clare
  • 35: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Iain Thornley
  • 8: TRY! scored for Leigh by Matty Dawson
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • Key Performers

    Mick Higham

    Tackles 32

    Sam Hopkins

    Tackles 33

    Danny Tickle

    Tackles 33

    Lachlan Burr

    Tackles 38

    Greg Bird

    Metres 166

    Sam Moa

    Metres 132

    Paul Aiton

    Tackles 44

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Leigh Centurions 2
    Catalans Dragons 4

    Goals:

    Leigh Centurions 1
    Catalans Dragons 5

    METRES:

    Leigh Centurions 1006
    Catalans Dragons 1374

    CARRIES:

    Leigh Centurions 141
    Catalans Dragons 193

    TACKLES:

    Leigh Centurions 357
    Catalans Dragons 266

    OFFLOADS:

    Leigh Centurions 13
    Catalans Dragons 12

    PENALTIES:

    Leigh Centurions 12
    Catalans Dragons 6

    BREAKS:

    Leigh Centurions 4
    Catalans Dragons 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    James Clare 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 15 91 6.07 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Matthew Dawson 1 0 3 1 2 2 0 11 94 8.55 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Richards 0 0 30 6 1 0 0 9 51 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Hopkins 0 0 33 5 0 0 0 9 65 7.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Hood 0 0 28 6 0 1 0 1 1 1.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Harrison Hansen 0 0 28 4 0 0 0 7 61 8.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
    Glenn Stewart 0 0 50 11 2 2 0 6 33 5.50 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Lachlan Burr 0 0 38 8 2 0 1 13 62 4.77 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Cory Paterson 0 0 22 2 3 1 0 9 58 6.44 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Tickle 0 0 33 8 2 1 0 12 69 5.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Mick Higham 0 0 32 3 0 1 0 6 66 11.00 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Antoni Maria 0 0 21 2 2 1 0 9 67 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 1 18 4 1 2 6 7 53 7.57 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Reynolds 0 0 29 3 4 0 2 3 24 8.00 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
    Matthew Fleming 0 0 13 3 0 1 0 10 52 5.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Crooks 0 1 15 1 1 4 0 9 54 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 18 181 10.06 1 1 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
    Lewis Tierney 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 14 127 9.07 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Fouad Yaha 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 13 110 8.46 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Iain Thornley 1 0 21 3 1 2 0 8 58 7.25 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 23 3 2 2 0 17 132 7.76 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Richard Myler 0 1 13 1 3 1 4 8 21 2.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Luke Walsh 0 1 14 2 2 3 5 3 10 3.33 1 0 1 0 5 3 0 0
    Brayden Wiliame 0 0 5 0 5 1 0 19 131 6.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Vincent Duport 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 13 66 5.08 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Aiton 0 0 44 11 1 0 1 1 8 8.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 20 6 1 1 0 16 93 5.81 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Louis Anderson 0 1 25 3 1 4 0 13 112 8.62 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 4
    Justin Horo 0 0 27 4 1 0 0 13 62 4.77 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Bird 0 0 19 1 0 2 0 18 166 9.22 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 14 0 0 1 0 16 94 5.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 24 2 0 0 0 14 119 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lucas Albert 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thibault Margalet 0 0 9 2 0 1 0 7 65 9.29 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