Challenge Cup  Sunday 21st April 2013  South Leeds Stadium  Att: 600

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Danny Grimshaw

Andy Yates

GOAL SCORERS:

Luke Helliwell

David March

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

William Barthau

William Barthau

Eloi Pelissier

Jean Philippe Baile

Zeb Taia

Jean Philippe Baile

Thomas Bosc

Damien Blanch

William Barthau

GOAL SCORERS:

Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc

Full Report

Match Official: G Stokes


Dragons crush Hawks

Sharp-witted stand-off Thomas Bosc showed his French international pedigree as Catalan\'s 12 men coasted into the fifth round of the Tetley\'s Challenge Cup with a 50-12 win at Hunslet.

Bosc scored a try, had an important hand in four others and kicked seven goals while his half-back partner William Barthau scored a hat-trick of tries.

Ian Henderson, a late replacement for Julian Bousquet, was sent off by referee George Stokes for a high and late challenge on Hunslet scrum-half Luke Helliwell in the 27th minute but the Dragons were already 20-0 up at that stage.

The gulf in class between the Super League Frenchmen and Hunslet\'s Kingstone Press Championship part-timers was ruthlessly exposed despite Catalan\'s numerical disadvantage.

Leeds Rhinos allowed dual registration men Jimmy Watson and Liam Hood to turn out for the Hawks and although the Dragons were well below full strength their power and pace were massively superior.

Hunslet could hardly have made a worse start, allowing Barthau to dummy his way over near the posts in the second minute, Bosc adding the goal.

Hunslet struggled to gain enough possession and a wayward pass from captain David March was intercepted by winger Damien Blanch who raced to the line from deep inside his own half.

The lively Bosc converted his own try and the points continued to flow, with centre Jean-Philippe Baile gathering Bosc\'s high kick to grab the fourth try.

Hunslet did manage to cross their opponents\' line on the half hour but James Houston\'s pass to prop Andy Yates was ruled forward and normal service was resumed when Bosc kicked through on the last tackle and Mathias Pala palmed the ball back for Zeb Taia to score, Bosc improving the try.

The Dragons were well organised in defence and forced Barry Eaton\'s men into mistakes. Hunslet had an opportunity soon after the interval but Jimmy Watson dropped the ball over the line and two minutes later that man Bosc showed his try-making calibre again with a shrewd kick for Baile to snatch his second try, Bosc adding his fourth successful kick.

The Hawks missed the attacking instincts of Helliwell, who only returned late in the game after the heavy challenge which had seen Henderson\'s dismissal, but they kept plugging away and the luckless Liam Welham was held on his back over the line.

James Houston eventually sent Yates over for the Hawks in the 57th minute, March adding the goal, but Eloi Pelissier crossed for the French on the hour and after Bosc and skipper Gregory Mounis helped to send Barthau over again, the scrum-half completed his hat-trick.

Danny Grimshaw sliced through for Hunslet\'s second try just before the end, with Helliwell landing the goal.

Match Action

  • 78m
    goal

    Luke Helliwell

    Hunslet

  • 78m
    try

    Danny Grimshaw

    Hunslet

  • 71m
    try

    William Barthau

    Catalan Dragons

  • 71m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 65m
    try

    William Barthau

    Catalan Dragons

  • 65m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 61m
    try

    Eloi Pelissier

    Catalan Dragons

  • 61m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 57m
    goal

    David March

    Hunslet

  • 57m
    try

    Andy Yates

    Hunslet

  • 54m
    interchange_off

    Zeb Taia

    Catalan Dragons

  • 54m
    interchange_on

    David Guasch

    Catalan Dragons

  • 47m
    try

    Jean Philippe Baile

    Catalan Dragons

  • 47m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 38m
    interchange_off

    Mickael Simon

    Catalan Dragons

  • 38m
    interchange_on

    Eloi Pelissier

    Catalan Dragons

  • 34m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 34m
    try

    Zeb Taia

    Catalan Dragons

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Dave Clayton

    Hunslet

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Luke Helliwell

    Hunslet

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Liam Hood

    Hunslet

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Luke Haigh

    Hunslet

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Jamal Fakir

    Catalan Dragons

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Mickael Simon

    Catalan Dragons

  • 18m
    try

    Jean Philippe Baile

    Catalan Dragons

  • 11m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 11m
    try

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 7m
    try

    Damien Blanch

    Catalan Dragons

  • 2m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 2m
    try

    William Barthau

    Catalan Dragons