Catalans Dragons go four points clear at top of Super League with win at Hull FC

Drew Darbyshire
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Catalans Dragons went four points clear at the top of the Super League table thanks to a 28-18 win over Hull FC at the MKM Stadium.

The French side led 22-18 at the half-time break thanks to first half tries from Tom Johnstone, Tom Davies, Arthur Romano and Julian Bousquet. Hull’s first half efforts came from Chris Satae, Darnell McIntosh and Adam Swift.

England international Davies grabbed his second on the hour mark to seal the two points for the Dragons, who have won their last seven matches in Super League.

Steve McNamara ‘really pleased’ with Catalans Dragons win at Hull FC

Speaking after the game, McNamara said he was delighted to come away from the MKM Stadium with the two points.

He said: “I’m really happy with the two points. Hull is a tough place to come and they’re playing with confidence, but I thought we really dominated the first half.

“At 22-6, the scoreboard could have been further ahead but they scored a try and got an intercept on the last play of the first half.

“Suddenly it’s game on again and they put a lot of pressure on them at the start of the second half.

“But they held us up over the line and made it a really close game.

“We know how tough the game and how this place is, so it was a real test for us at the start of the second half and whether we could wrest the momentum back.

“We did to a certain extent, and dominated field position without being able to post points.

“Our attack was probably not quite as good but we know there are a lot of improvements in the team, as there are with other teams.”

Next up for Catalans is a home game against Huddersfield in Perpignan next Saturday.

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