Steve McNamara demanding more from Catalans as their unbeaten run continues

Catalans might’ve recorded their fourth successive win of 2021, but head coach Steve McNamara admits he wants to see more from his side.

The Dragons capitalised on a sluggish Salford performance to mark their return to the Stade Gilbert Brutus with a commanding 42-6 victory.

Winger Fouad Yaha crossed for a second half hat-trick, while a typically assertive display from marquee half-back James Maloney ensured the French side maintained their strong start to the new season. 

But despite a positive display on their first home runout of the season, head coach McNamara is adamant that there is plenty of room for improvement.

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Speaking post-match, he said: “The scoreboard reflects well on us but I don’t think we quite had that same edge about us tonight as we have in the previous three games.

“We had a couple of lapses in concentration and I don’t think we’re tackling like we should be.

“Saying that it was a pretty comprehensive win for us.

“You can’t judge your progress just on the scoreboard, there are many other areas to look at.

“I’m happy with the final score and certain parts of our performance, but there are elements where a 42-6 scoreline isn’t quite right.

“Winning four games is a good start to the season for us, but we need to freshen up and be a lot sharper against Warrington next week.”

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