St. Helens  16
Catalans Dragons   35
St. Helens  16
Catalans Dragons   35
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
5th Aug 2018
Challenge Cup Semi Final
NEUTRAL
26086
HT:0-27
MATCH NOTES : Played at the University of Bolton Stadium

1 - Ben Barba
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH 29

2 - Adam Swift
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH 25

WINNING HONOURS
2014 SLGF

4 - Mark Percival
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH 24

TRIES
2
WINNING HONOURS
2014 SLGF 2019 SLGF 2021 RLCCF
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF

5 - Regan Grace
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH 21

WINNING HONOURS
2019 SLGF 2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF
2021 SLGF

7 - Danny Richardson
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH 21

GOALS
2

10 - Luke Thompson
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH 23

WINNING HONOURS
2014 SLGF 2019 SLGF

12 - Zeb Taia
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH 33

WINNING HONOURS
2019 SLGF 2020 SLGF

14 - Theo Fages
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH 23

WINNING HONOURS
2019 SLGF 2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF

16 - Luke Douglas
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH 32

17 - Matty Lees
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH 20

WINNING HONOURS
2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF
2022 SLGF

Age in brackets is at time of match - Total average age for this team is 26. - ** non-playing sub


COACH : Justin Holbrook


(2017-04-20 : 2019-12-31 )

MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : Saints bowed out of the Challenge Cup at the semi final stage following a 35-16 defeat to Catalans in Bolton. The Dragons raced to a 27-0 lead at the break and even though Mark Percival grabbed a brace Saints couldn’t drag themselves back in it. It left them waiting yet another year to return to the Cup Final and Wembley. Catalans were tenacious from the off and led after just seven minutes. Josh Drinkwater added the first of what would turn out to be seven two-pointers and his side never looked back. Lewis Tierney and Ben Garcia sandwiched a James Roby effort that was chalked off and then Tony Gigot added a drop goal for 13-0. Worse was to follow as Morgan Knowles saw yellow for a high shot and by the time he returned, Catalans led 29-0. Gigot took an inside pass to go under the sticks before Garcia added his second as the hooter warmed up. Drinkwater then added a penalty four minutes into the second half. Saints fought their way back onto the scoreboard with two tries in five minutes. Firstly, Mark Percival finished off a great move before Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook did what he’s done all season and sparked Saints to life with a try 15 minutes in. Saints were on the front foot but the comeback was ultimately over when Sam Moa plunged over from short range. Mark Percival then grabbed his second with around 10 minutes to go but the damage had already been done. Match Summary: Dragons: Tries: Tierney, Garcia (2), Gigot, Moa Goals: Drinkwater (7 from 8) Drop: Gigot Saints: Tries: Percival (2), LMS Goals: Richardson (2 from 3)









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