Hull KR 8-20 Catalans: Dragons display second half comeback against Robins


Catalans Dragons displayed a second half comeback to secure a 20-8 victory over Hull KR at Craven Park.

Steve McNamara’s side were 8-4 down at the break, but scored 16 second half points to claim their 10th win of the season.

It’s Tony Smith’s side fourth consecutive defeat in a row.

Match report

Back-rower Frankie Halton made his first appearance since the Good Friday derby, named on the bench. 

The hosts opened the scoring on six minutes through Ben Crooks. The off-contract winger climbed highest to collect a kick from Rowan Milnes. Lachlan Coote converting for an early 6-0 lead. 

The full-back extended the lead to 8-0 with a penalty goal just two minutes later. 

Catalans hit back 13 minutes later through England hopeful Tom Davies thanks to a slick offload from Tyrone May. Sam Tomkins couldn’t convert for a 8-4 score at the break.

HT: Hull KR 8 – 4 Catalans

The Dragons took just three minutes into the second half to score. Matthieu Laguerre intercepted a pass from Will Dagger to race 80 minutes and score. Arthur Mourgue converting to give his side their first lead of the afternoon.

Fouad Yaha scored his ninth try of the season on 54 minutes thanks to a pass from full-back Tomkins for a 16-8 score.

Mourgue converted his third of the afternoon with a penalty, before adding another on 70 minutes for a 20-8 victory. 

FT: Hull KR 8-20 Catalans

Hull KR: Coote, Ryan, Crooks, Kenny-Dowall, Hall, Dagger, Milnes, Maher, Litten, King, Hadley, Johnson, Minchella.

Bench: Vete, Storton, Keinhorst, Halton.

Tries: Crooks

Catalans: Tomkins, Davies, Laguerre, May, Yaha, Pearce, Mourgue, Napa, McIlorum, Bousquet, Whitley, Jullien, Garcia.

Bench: Dudson, Goudemand, Dezaria, Kasiano.

Tries: Laguerre, Davies, Yaha

Attendance: 7,199

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About Josh McAllister 1522 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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