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Catalans Dragons 12-24 Warrington

Catalans Dragons (10) 12
Tries: Croker, Stacul Goals: Bosc (2)

Warrington (6) 24
Tries: Bridge, King, Riley, Clarke Goals: Hicks (4)


Catalans Dragons v Warrington

Warrington created history by beating the Catalans Dragons in Barcelona in the first-ever Super League game to be played in Spain.

Catalans led 10-6 at the break with Jason Croker and Cyril Stacul's tries cancelling out Chris Bridge's effort.

But Warrington battled back after the break with tries from Matt King, Chris Riley and Jon Clarke to claim their sixth win in seven games.

Chris Hicks kicked eight points as the Wolves remained in the play-off places.

The historic match drew a crowd of 18,150 to the city's Olympic Stadium, with over 2,000 French fans making the two-hour trip over the border and they contributed to an excellent atmosphere.


Warrington coach Tony Smith:

"We were frustrated with ourselves in the first half. If you're not playing smart and you make a couple of errors on top if it, you get hurt.

"In the second half we were better and we needed to be. There was a lot of commitment to one another and we saw that with how we recovered from a couple of their breaks."

"It's been a great experience and great for rugby league to have that carnival atmosphere in the city. If we're asked to come again we'll put our hand up.

Catalans coach Kevin Walters:

"It was disappointing to lose but it was a tough game and we'll take something out of it.

"I knew that a good game would be on the cards and it was a good crowd in a good stadium.

"They seemed to enjoy it and we like coming down here so we could possibly make it an annual event."



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