Rovers seal crucial victory in Perpignan

31
Aug
Category: On The Pitch

Rovers seal crucial victory in Perpignan

FIRST HALF

With the two teams locked in a draining battle for the opening 15 minutes, Ryan Shaw was the one to break the deadlock as the winger dove over in the corner, thanks to a late offload from Weller Hauraki.

Shortly after the Eagle was in for a successive brace. A similar move to the first, but more fashionable. This time Hauraki floated the ball out wide to his winger, over the head of Shaw’s opposite number, allowing him to stroll in for four more.

Catalan fought back, but with their only try of the afternoon. David Mead called for the clever chip over the top from Tony Gigot, to get the Dragons on the scoreboard.

Just before the hooter sounded across the ground, Danny McGuire was on hand to touch down under the sticks. Supporting a double off-load form Masoe and Drinkwater, the veteran half-back was on hand to finish the move off.

SECOND HALF

Rovers managed to see the game out to victory, thanks to some stellar defending and the boot of Shaw.

The winger kicked his first of three goals in the second half just six minutes into the restart of the contest.

Jimmy Keinhorst thought he was in contention for try of the month after a superb interception, which he took 60m downfield for the score, until the video referee pulled play back for a knock on against the German international.

CATALAN DRAGONS: Mead, Romano, Whitely, Wiliame, Tierney, Langi, Gigot, Kasiano, McIlorum, Maria, Edwards, Bird, Goudemand.

Interchanges: Simon, Belmas, Albert, Baitieri.

Tries: Mead (29′ )

Goals: Gigot – 1/1

 

HULL KR: Dagger, Shaw, Linnett, Keinhorst, Crooks, Drinkwater, McGuire, Murray, Atkin, Mulhern, Tomkins, Hauraki, Hadley.

Interchanges: Litten, Masoe, Addy, Trout.

Tries: Shaw (15′, 22′), McGuire (38′)

Goals: Shaw – 5/7

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