Super League  Friday 28th February 2014  Stade Gilbert Brutus  Att: 6,300

Squad

Webb, Escare, Pryce, Oldfield, Bosc, Henderson, Lima, Taia, Mounis, Maria, Pelissier, Whitehead, Millard, Simon, Fakir, Paea, Baitieri, Baile, Vaccari.

Squad

Hardaker, Jones-Bishop, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Aiton, Peacock, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Delaney, Bailey, Clarkson, Briscoe, Sutcliffe, Singleton.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Jean-Philippe Baile

Michael Oldfield

GOAL SCORERS:

William Barthau

William Barthau

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Ryan Hall

Kevin Sinfield

Ryan Hall

Carl Ablett

Tom Briscoe

Brett Delaney

Joel Moon

GOAL SCORERS:

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Full Report

Match Official: R Silverwood

Kevin Sinfield scored a personal tally of 16 points as Leeds Rhinos ran away with the game, finishing 40-12 winners in the south of France against Catalan Dragons.

England captain Sinfield, who earlier in the week had been ruled out of the game with an ankle injury by his coach, turned in a man-of-the-match performance with a try and six conversions from as many attempts.

The home side started the brighter and opened the scoring through Michael Oldfield following a set play from a scrum. William Barthau converted, but the toll of having eight regulars missing eventually told for the Dragons.

Leeds fought back as Joel Moon touched down in the left corner after exchanging passes with Ryan Hall, Sinfield converting.

The Rhinos scored again without Catalan touching the ball as Brett Delaney raced onto Paul Aiton's flat pass after good work by Ryan Bailey.

On the half-hour mark, Sinfield and Kallum Watkins combined to send Tom Briscoe away down the right touchline and the winger showed his pace to score, outpacing Mathias Pala in the process.

Leeds ran riot in the opening 10 minutes of the second half with both Carl Ablett and Hall touching down with the Dragons not touching the ball.

Ablett raced on to Rob Burrow's short pass after the half-back had dummied right then passed left, and Hall was on the end of a flowing move after good work by Moon.

Catalans got some consolation in the 52nd minute with Jean-Phillipe Baile scoring from the kick of Barthau, who added the conversion.

However, the visitors finished the strongest.

Leeds skipper Sinfield ended a flowing move with 14 minutes remaining. Zak Hardaker and Watkins combined to send Briscoe away down the right, and his inside ball found Danny McGuire - who juggled with the ball before offloading to the supporting Sinfield to touch down.

In the dying seconds of the game, Moon and Hall again combined to see Hall touch down in the corner.

With Sinfield off the field, it was left to Burrow to attempt the touchline conversion. However, as the hooter sounded, his effort faded across the front of the posts.

Match Action

  • 80m
    try

    Ryan Hall

    Leeds

  • 71m
    interchange_on

    Rob Burrow

    Leeds

  • 71m
    interchange_off

    Kallum Watkins

    Leeds

  • 67m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 67m
    try

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 55m
    interchange_on

    Brad Singleton

    Leeds

  • 55m
    interchange_off

    Kylie Leuluai

    Leeds

  • 53m
    goal

    William Barthau

    Catalan Dragons

  • 53m
    try

    Jean-Philippe Baile

    Catalan Dragons

  • 51m
    interchange_on

    Antoni Maria

    Catalan Dragons

  • 51m
    interchange_off

    Lopini Paea

    Catalan Dragons

  • 49m
    try

    Ryan Hall

    Leeds

  • 49m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 47m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 46m
    try

    Carl Ablett

    Leeds

  • 39m
    interchange_off

    Stevie Ward

    Leeds

  • 39m
    interchange_on

    Ryan Bailey

    Leeds

  • 33m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 33m
    try

    Tom Briscoe

    Leeds

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Kallum Watkins

    Leeds

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Rob Burrow

    Leeds

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Jamie Peacock

    Leeds

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Chris Clarkson

    Leeds

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Jeff Lima

    Catalan Dragons

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Jamal Fakir

    Catalan Dragons

  • 27m
    try

    Brett Delaney

    Leeds

  • 27m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 24m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 24m
    try

    Joel Moon

    Leeds

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Jason Baitieri

    Catalan Dragons

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Gregory Mounis

    Catalan Dragons

  • 16m
    interchange_on

    Mickael Simon

    Catalan Dragons

  • 16m
    interchange_off

    Lopini Paea

    Catalan Dragons

  • 8m
    try

    Michael Oldfield

    Catalan Dragons

  • 8m
    goal

    William Barthau

    Catalan Dragons