Dragons win over Leeds


Catalans Dragons (16) 26

T : Fouad Yaha 4, Lucas Albert
G : Sam Tomkins 3

Leeds Rhinos (16) 22

T : Ash Handley 3, Konrad Hurrell
G : Liam Sutcliffe 3


Fouad Yaha scored four tries as Catalans Dragons moved up to fifth in Betfred Super League with a 26-22 victory over struggling Leeds Rhinos in Perpignan.

The winger raced over for the winning try with six minutes remaining, meaning Ash Handley's treble proved in vain for the Rhinos, who remain bottom of the table.

Leeds were 12-0 up inside 12 minutes courtesy of two tries from Handley, who went in at the corner and then intercepted and ran the length of the field.

Yaha barged his way over from dummy half to reduce the deficit, but Konrad Hurrell went through a gap to make it 16-6.

Yaha grabbed his second in the corner and, after Brett Ferres was sin-binned for the visitors, Lucas Albert's try and Sam Tomkins' conversion levelled it up at 16-16.

Handley completed his treble in the 48th minute, taking Richie Myler's long pass to score in the corner, before Yaha followed suit.

Tomkins sent over the conversion to put Catalans two points ahead, which was wiped out by a Liam Sutcliffe penalty, but Yaha sealed the win late on.


Match report

Dragons : Tomkins, Yaha, Langi, Wiliame, Tierney, Gigot, Smith, Casty, Albert, Bousquet, Edwards, Whitley, Goudemand
Subs: Da Costa, Maria, Baitieri, Kasiano

Leeds : Walker, Briscoe, Watkins, Hurrell, Handley, Sutcliffe, Myler, Peteru, Dwyer, Oledzki, Smith, Ferres, Merrin
Subs: Parcell, Singleton, Jones-Buchanan, Holroyd

Stadium : Gilbert Brutus

Referee: Robert Hicks

Attendance: 8 220

Man of the match : Fouad Yaha