Catalan Dragons 92-8 York City Knights
Dragons hammer Knights
Catalan Dragons progressed to the quarter-finals of the Tetley's Challenge Cup with a devastating 92-8 thrashing of the York City Knights.
The home side had it all their own way from the seventh minute after trailing to an early Tom Carr penalty.
Eloi Pelissier and Thomas Bosc were the Knights' tormentors as the Dragons raced into a 46-2 half-time lead, second-rower Kevin Larroyer scoring four tries to add to efforts from Daryl Millard, Morgan Escare (two) and Bosc.
Bosc also added seven conversions from eight attempts.
After the break, the hosts carried on where they left off as they scored three tries in the opening seven minutes.
Vincent Duport, Escare and Damien Blanch all went over to extend the Dragons' lead to 62-2, with Bosc adding a further two conversions to add to his tally.
York chanced their arm and thought they had scored in the 50th minute only to have the try ruled out for a double movement by referee Thierry Alibert.
Catalan raced up field and Jamal Fakir powered his way over from 10 metres out, Barthau adding the conversion after Bosc had been substituted.
Catalan could not handle the restart and from the goal-line drop out, York scored their consolation, with Kris Brining going over. Carr added the goal to take the score to 68-8.
The French hosts quickly re-asserted their superiority with Zeb Taia, Remi Casty (2) and Barthau going over in the last 12 minutes of the game.
And in addition to Barthau's fifth goal from five attempts, the Dragons ran out convincing winners.