Super League  Saturday 8th June 2013  Stade Gilbert Brutus  Att: 8,105

Squad

Blanch, Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Dureau, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Mounis, Maria, Pelissier, Larroyer, Millard, Simon, Fakir, Paea, Duport, Vaccari, Escare.

Squad

Arundel, Bowden, Crookes, Crooks, Ellis, Galea, Green, Holdsworth, Heremaia, Houghton, Johnson, Lineham, Lynch, McDonnell, Pitts, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Vincent Duport

Kevin Larroyer

Vincent Duport

Morgan Escare

Frederic Vaccari

GOAL SCORERS:

Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Tom Lineham

GOAL SCORERS:

Full Report

Match Official: R Silverwood

In-form Hull FC had their run of results halted in the south of France as Catalan Dragons defied the absence of Scott Dureau to take the points and leapfrog their opponents into fifth place.

The Black and Whites arrived in Perpignan with nine wins from 10 games and a brilliant victory over Leeds Rhinos under their belts. With Catalan unable to name Dream Team scrum-half Dureau, Hull would surely have fancied their chances of carrying on their run.

Dureau was sidelined after complaining of double vision in his second game back from a brain tumour last weekend, but while he watched on from the sidelines as a precaution, his team-mates took care of on-field business to move back into the top five.

The loss, while not catastrophic for Hull, does serve as a timely reminder to Peter Gentle's side that nothing is won in the mid-season, while it also gives Catalan a possible edge ahead of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final between the two next month.

Hull had absentees of their own - Tom Briscoe and Mark O'Meley were injured and Ben Galea pulled out sick - and were made to feel the pinch early on as Freddie Vaccari nipped in at the corner.

Thomas Bosc, deputising for Dureau in the halves and as a kicker, added the extras but Hull hit back instantly as Tom Lineham, their on-song winger, dotted down.

Daniel Holdsworth was unable to add the extras, though, and while they did not know it at the time, that was the end of Hull's scoring.

Morgan Escare, the full-back who has illuminated Super League so much in his breakthrough season, added a second score when he spied a gap and went for it, before sloppy play from the visitors presented Vincent Duport with a chance he did not pass up.

With Bosc faultless with the boot, the lead edged out to 18-4 at the break and shortly after it the Dragons touched down for a fourth time.

Hull did not help themselves by kicking out on the full from the restart and destructive forward Kevin Larroyer smashed his way through the middle.

Bosc again added the two points and when Duport repeated his earlier trick with seven minutes remaining, it rounded things off and gave Bosc the chance to finish with five goals from as many attempts.

Match Action

  • 73m
    try

    Vincent Duport

    Catalan Dragons

  • 73m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 43m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 43m
    try

    Kevin Larroyer

    Catalan Dragons

  • 37m
    try

    Vincent Duport

    Catalan Dragons

  • 37m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    Josh Bowden

    Hull

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Joe Westerman

    Hull

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Kevin Larroyer

    Catalan Dragons

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Gregory Mounis

    Catalan Dragons

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Ian Henderson

    Catalan Dragons

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Eloi Pelissier

    Catalan Dragons

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Richard Whiting

    Hull

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Jay Pitts

    Hull

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Jamal Fakir

    Catalan Dragons

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Remi Casty

    Catalan Dragons

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Paul Johnson

    Hull

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Lopini Paea

    Catalan Dragons

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Mickael Simon

    Catalan Dragons

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Gareth Ellis

    Hull

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Andy Lynch

    Hull

  • 14m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 14m
    try

    Morgan Escare

    Catalan Dragons

  • 10m
    try

    Tom Lineham

    Hull

  • 3m
    try

    Frederic Vaccari

    Catalan Dragons

  • 3m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons