Home Page · Site Forum · rugbyleagueontv.co.uk - RL TV Listings & RL Audio Match Commentary · DVD Swaps · Facebook Page · Twitter Thursday, November 14, 2019
2016 First Team
2016 Season Fixtures
2016 Results/Reports
2016 Stats Centre
Wigan RL History Pages
Historical Results at a Glance
Club Honours & Records
Wigan RL - Big Match Database
You Tube Video Play List
Wigan RL A to Z Player List
Wigan RL Heritage Numbers
Wigan RL Timeline
Wigan RL "Top" Timeline
Wigan v Saints - Derby Archive
Challenge Cup Record
League Cup Record
Lancashire Cup Record
All Time Head to Head Records
All Time Player Records
Central Park
The DW Stadium
Co-Operative Stadium, Orrell
Super League Only Stats
All Time SL Table
Classic Matches
Record Victory
8 in a Row!
Coaching Register
Average Attendances
Great Britain Register
Home Nation Register
Wigan - Miscellany
Playing Kit Archive
Two Teams in Wigan!
Wigan Highfield
Springfield Borough
Match Report: Catalans Dragons 26 Wigan 50
Posted by Bilko on October 04 2008 - 23:00

Click: Last Match - Click: Next Match

Catalans Dragons v Wigan Warriors - Engage Super League XIII Play Off..
Saturday 20th September 2008. Kick Off 7pm (6pm UK) at Stade Gilbert Brutus.

Match Report from Sportinglife.com

Clinical Wigan scored nine tries to emerge victorious from a pulsating sudden-death play-off against plucky Catalans Dragons and set up an engage Super League final eliminator against Leeds at Headingley on Friday.

Pat Richards grabbed 20 points - his haul including two tries - as the Warriors survived an early battering to claim only their second victory in Perpignan.

Man of the match Trent Barrett and Mark Calderwood also went over twice apiece in the second half, with George Carmont, Richie Mathers and Gareth Hock also grounding for scores.

Wigan's play-off adventure is extended for another week at least and coach Brian Noble continues to have the magic touch in these end-of-season games.

He has a prolific record in the play-offs, having guided Bradford to five consecutive Grand Finals and steering Wigan to within 80 minutes of Old Trafford a year ago.

For the brave Dragons, the success story of Super League XIII, the show is over but they were game opposition for the Warriors before running out of steam after the break.

Winger Dimitri Pelo scored two of their five tries in a match that proved to be the last for founder players Alex Chan and John Wilson.

Coach Mick Potter will also leave the club as he succeeds Daniel Anderson at St Helens from next season.

Buoyed by their superb 46-8 win over Warrington last week and backed by a fervent home support, the Dragons - featuring in their maiden play-off campaign - enjoyed a barnstorming first 20 minutes.

Making midfield breaks at will, it came as something of a surprise their first score only arrived in the 19th minute.

Flying winger Pelo sped away down the left, side-stepped full-back Mathers with some ease and cruised over in the corner to give his side a deserved lead.

Up to that point, the Warriors had been pinned back in their own half and were struggling to cope. But in their first real attack, just minutes after conceding the try, they hit back.

Carmont, recently named in this season's Super League dream team, ran on to a clever Hock offload to scurry over and reduce the deficit.

Richards surprisingly missed a simple conversion to leave the score at 6-4 but with Iafeta Paleaaesina making a nuisance of himself off the bench, the Warriors were starting to make hay.

They went into the lead with eight minutes left of the half; Tim Smith and Cameron Phelps combining down the right to send in Barrett and moments later, Mathers breezed through a gap down the right channel to cross and give Wigan an eight-point lead.

Between those tries, Casey McGuire had a try scrubbed out for the Dragons, who were penalised for an earlier high tackle on Hock.

But when Pelo scored his second try of the evening down the left on the stroke of half-time, there were just four points in it at 14-10.

Richards had a try disallowed early in the second half as he was in an offside position when running onto Barrett's kick but he was soon able to celebrate.

Clint Greenshields lost possession when trying to offload in a tackle and Richards picked up before setting off on an 80-yard spring to the Dragons line. He converted his own score and Wigan were 20-10 up and in control.

The hosts' party was threatening to go flat but Olivier Elima raised hopes by barging through some powder-puff tackling near the posts to ground for a converted score in the 50th minute.

The Gilbert Brutus Stadium was then rocking when Wilson made a stunning piercing run before passing out to Justin Murphy to apply the finish.

It was now 20-20 and the tries were coming thick and fast.

Wigan regained the lead when Carmont fed Richards in the corner for the Australian's second try of the match, and he added a conversion and a penalty to extend the advantage to eight points.

And the death knell was sounded by the Warriors when they scored two tries in quick succession.

Phil Bailey made the most of an overlap to lay a pass off to Barrett, who arrowed into the corner, before a Greenshields handling error was pounced on by winger Calderwood on the same right flank.

Hock and Wilson then swapped tries but Wigan were home and dry with 15 minutes left, Calderwood adding gloss with his second at the death.

Team Sheets

-CatalansPositionWigan-
1Clint GreenshieldsFull BackRichard Mathers1
2Justin MurphyWingerMark Calderwood2
3John WilsonCentreCameron Phelps21
11Sébastien RaguinCentreGeorge Carmont4
5Dimitri PeloWingerPat Richards5
4Adam MoggStand OffTrent Barrett6
6Thomas BoscScrum HalfThomas Leuluai7
19Alex ChanPropStuart Fielden8
7Casey McGuireHookerMick Higham9
16Oliver ElimaPropAndy Coley15
12Jason Croker2nd RowHarrison Hansen16
22Jamal Fakir2nd RowPhil Bailey12
14Dane CarlawL.ForwardJoel Tomkins22
-----
10Jérôme GuissetSubstituteIafeta Paleaaesina10
18Vincent DuportSubstituteGareth Hock11
24Rémi CastySubstituteEamon O'Carroll24
26Jean-Phillipe BaileSubstituteTim Smith32

Score Sheet

Catalans Dragons 26---Wigan Warriors 50
Tries (5):
Dimitri Pelo 2
Olivier Elima
Justin Murphy
John Wilson
---Tries (9):
George Carmont
Trent Barrett 2
Richard Mathers
Pat Richards 2 
Gareth Hock
Mark Calderwood 2
Goals:
Thomas Bosc 3/5
---Goals:
Pat Richards 7/10

Scoring and Incident Pattern

18mins:55Catalans 04Wigan 00Try: Dimitri Pelo
-Catalans 06Wigan 00Conversion: Thomas Bosc (1/1)
22mins:29Catalans 06Wigan 04Try: George Carmont
-Catalans 06Wigan 04P.Richards Missed Conversion (0/1)
31mins:29Catalans 06Wigan 08Try: Trent Barrett
-Catalans 06Wigan 10Conversion: Pat Richards (1/2)
34mins:41Catalans 06Wigan 14Try: Richard Mathers
-Catalans 06Wigan 14P.Richards Missed Conversion (1/3)
38mins:19Catalans 10Wigan 14Try: Dimitri Pelo (2)
-Catalans 10Wigan 14T.Bosc Missed Conversion (1/2)
Half TimeCatalans Dragons 10 Wigan Warriors 14
44mins:13Catalans 10Wigan 18Try: Pat Richards
-Catalans 10Wigan 20Conversion: Pat Richards (2/4)
49mins:27Catalans 14Wigan 20Try: Olivier Elima
-Catalans 16Wigan 20Conversion: Thomas Bosc (2/3)
51mins:49Catalans 20Wigan 20Try: Justin Murphy
-Catalans 20Wigan 20T.Bosc Missed Conversion (2/4)
57mins:21Catalans 20Wigan 24Try: Pat Richards (2)
-Catalans 20Wigan 26Conversion: Pat Richards (3/5)
59mins:51Catalans 20Wigan 28Penalty Goal: Pat Richards (4/6)
62mins:02Catalans 20Wigan 32Try: Trent Barrett (2)
-Catalans 20Wigan 34Conversion: Pat Richards (5/7)
64mins:59Catalans 20Wigan 38Try: Mark Calderwood
-Catalans 20Wigan 38P.Richards Missed Conversion (5/8)
69mins:31Catalans 20Wigan 42Try: Gareth Hock
-Catalans 20Wigan 44Conversion: Pat Richards (6/9)
76mins:30Catalans 24Wigan 44Try: John Wilson
-Catalans 26Wigan 44Conversion: Thomas Bosc (3/5)
78mins:46Catalans 26Wigan 48Try: Mark Calderwood (2)
-Catalans 26Wigan 50Conversion: Pat Richards (7/10)
Full TimeCatalans Dragons 26 Wigan Warriors 50

Video Highlights

Referee

Steve Ganson

Penalties Conceded

Catalans 8 Wigan 12

Goal Line Drop Outs Forced

Catalans 2 Wigan 0

Match Attendance

9,985

Television

Match Weather

Dry.

Comments
No Comments have been Posted.
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
Donate to Website

If you appreciate the efforts made on this site and would like to see them continue, donations are welcome to cover the increased running costs of this website. Cheers.

View a Previous Season.....

A to Z Player List
Guest
Username

Password

Remember Me



Lost Password?

Copyright - Cherryandwhite.co.uk 2002-2014
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that news stories are correct, we cannot be held responsible for errors. Some articles and pictures on this website have been recovered from various sources for archive purposes. If any material on this website is subject to copyright or incorrect in any way please contact us webmaster@cherryandwhite.co.uk so we can remove it or negotiate copyright permission.
RLFANS.COM, the owners of this website, the RLSA (Rugby League Supporters Association) or the 100% League Network are not responsible for the content of its sub-sites, please email the author of this sub-site if you feel you find an article offensive or of a choice nature that you disagree with.

Email RLFANS.COM's owners admins@rlfans.com if further assistance is required.

©1999-2014 RLFANS.COM