Super League: Wakefield Trinity 22-12 Catalans Dragons

Tom Johnstone ratings Wakefield’s first strive against Catalans
Betfred Colossal League
Wakefield (20) 22
Tries: Johnstone, Fifita, Batchelor Desires: Brough 5
Catalans (8) 12
Tries: Langi 2 Desires: Tomkins 2

Wakefield secured their first Colossal League employ of 2019 by beating Catalans.

Tom Johnstone’s strive effect the hosts forward, like a flash replied to by Samisoni Langi, because the teams were diploma at the 20-minute designate.

Two tries in three minutes by David Fifita and James Batchelor saw the hosts lead 20-8 at half of-time.

Langi’s second strive of the evening lowered the arrears sooner than Catalans misplaced David Mead as he used to be stretchered off with a severe-taking a peek injury.

Defeat method Catalans luxuriate in now received one and misplaced two of their opening three Colossal League matches – the same document as Wakefield.

Danny Brough led Wakefield out on his 500th profession appearance and kicked 10 sides in a particular person-of-the-match efficiency.

Trinity took the lead in the sixteenth minute as a consequence of of right footwork from Ryan Hampshire to send Johnstone in at the left-hand nook, who spectacularly dived to land the ball with one hand for his twentieth strive in his previous Sixteen video games.

Catalans hit straight aid within three minutes as Mead’s dummy freed Langi to rating below the posts from a three-on-two spoil.

Fifita took top thing a pair of knock-on and powered his method previous Matty Smith and Kenny Edwards to omit, sooner than Brough’s kick-by used to be grounded by Batchelor as Wakefield led by 12 sides at the interval.

The hosts then had a player sin-binned for the zero.33 sport in succession as Keegan Hirst saw yellow for a excessive kind out and although they saved Catalans off the board for the pudgy 10 minutes, they conceded moments after.

Langi scored two tries for the first time in his profession as he took a temporary accelerate from Sam Tomkins to omit, sooner than either side were lowered to 12 in snappy succession as Catalans’ Jason Baitieri used to be sin-binned for imperfect play and Wakefield loose forward Tinirau Arona delayed a re-starting up up.

The night time ended on a bitter define as play used to be held up for added than five minutes as Mead received treatment on the self-discipline and used to be carried off on a stretcher, with Catalans coach Steve McNamara pronouncing indications are it is either a pelvis or hip injury.

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester:

“We wanted a employ and I belief we were right price for it. I belief we did somewhat just a few right issues in the first half of. We matched their physicality and controlled the ball in truth correctly.

“I was elated with the defensive aspect of our sport. We knew they would possibly possibly possibly well be recount but we managed to power them into some errors.

“We created some dwelling and done some in truth positive tries. That is the monkey off our aid now sooner than we mosey to Leeds subsequent Friday night time.”

Catalans head coach Steve McNamara:

“We prepared correctly but we confirmed an absence of self-discipline in all sides of the game.

“We did now not concede in the second half of but we never confirmed ample self-discipline with the ball to trouble Wakefield too critical.

“I’m in truth disenchanted and frustrated with our efficiency.”

Wakefield: Hampshire, Jones-Bishop, Lyne, Tupou, Johnstone, Miller, Brough, Fifita, Wood, England, Batchelor, Ashurst, Arona.

Replacements: Horo, King, Kopczak, Hirst.

Catalans Dragons: Tomkins, Mead, Langi, Wiliame, Tierney, Gigot, Smith, Simon, McIlorum, Moa, Edwards, Whitley, Casty.

Replacements: Garcia, Goudemand, Maria, Baitieri.

Referee: Chris Kendall (RFL).

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