Super League  Saturday 7th September 2013  Stade Gilbert Brutus  Att: 8,590

Squad

Webb, Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Dureau, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Mounis, Pelissier, Larroyer, Bousquet, Fakir, Paea, Duport, Vaccari, Escare, Whitehead, Garcia.

Squad

Atkins, C. Bridge, Briers, Carvell, Cooper, Evans, Grix, Harrison, Higham, Hill, Hodgson, J. Monaghan, M. Monaghan, Morley, Ratchford, C. Riley, Waterhouse, Westwood, Wood.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Steve Menzies

Scott Dureau

GOAL SCORERS:

Scott Dureau

Scott Dureau

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Chris Riley

Stefan Ratchford

Rhys Evans

GOAL SCORERS:

Brett Hodgson

Full Report

Match Official: P Bentham

Scott Dureau missed a late penalty attempt which would have earned Catalan Dragons a home Super League play-off against Hull FC next weekend.

The Dragons trailed by two points late in the game against Warrington Wolves when Dureau missed his penalty attempt and the home side lost 14-12.

Brett Hodgson had sent in Chris Riley for what proved to be a match-winning try 10 minutes from time that means the French side will now travel to the KC Stadium to face the Challenge Cup finalists as they look to give veteran Steve Menzies a fairytale send-off before he retires.

The home side were architects of their own downfall as they repeatedly dropped the ball and gifted the Wolves field position to build their early lead.

Warrington opened the scoring in the 12th minute following superb build-up play by Lee Briers, Hodgson and Chris Bridge which allowed Rhys Evans to slide over in the right corner despite Leon Pryce's best efforts to push him into touch.

Hodgson missed the resulting conversion, but added two points 10 minutes later as Stefan Ratchford extended the Warrington lead with a try under the posts that owed much to Ben Westwood's quick thinking and pass to Warrington's half-back.

Catalan continued to press and Menzies thought he had scored with a try but the referee ruled that Hodgson had grounded the ball.

Catalan did get on the scoreboard six minutes before the interval when Dureau intercepted Ratchford's pass and raced 70 metres to score. Dureau added the conversion to narrow the scores to 10-6 to the visitors.

The game continued in a scrappy fashion after the break and it was not until 62 minutes that Menzies touched down Dureau's kick through and with the resulting conversion the Dragons took the lead for the first time in the game.

It was left to Riley and Hodgson to break Catalan hearts as the Warrington full-back launched a wide pass to send in Riley in the left corner.

Warrington survived the late penalty attempt from Dureau and hung on to secure a narrow win.

Match Action

  • 70m
    try

    Chris Riley

    Warrington

  • 62m
    goal

    Scott Dureau

    Catalan Dragons

  • 62m
    try

    Steve Menzies

    Catalan Dragons

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    Eloi Pelissier

    Catalan Dragons

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Ian Henderson

    Catalan Dragons

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    Mike Cooper

    Warrington

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Chris Hill

    Warrington

  • 35m
    goal

    Scott Dureau

    Catalan Dragons

  • 35m
    try

    Scott Dureau

    Catalan Dragons

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Gregory Mounis

    Catalan Dragons

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Benjamin Garcia

    Catalan Dragons

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Simon Grix

    Warrington

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Garreth Carvell

    Warrington

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Micky Higham

    Warrington

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Michael Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Jamal Fakir

    Catalan Dragons

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Remi Casty

    Catalan Dragons

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Paul Wood

    Warrington

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Adrian Morley

    Warrington

  • 25m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 24m
    try

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Lopini Paea

    Catalan Dragons

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Julian Bousquet

    Catalan Dragons

  • 13m
    try

    Rhys Evans

    Warrington