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Last Updated: Saturday, 4 March 2006, 20:10 GMT
Catalans 18-50 Bradford
MATCH SUMMARY
Shontayne Hape
Catalans (6) 18
Tries: Murphy, Mounis 2
Goals: Frayssinous 3
Bradford (30) 50
Tries: Smith, Bai, Hape 2, Lynch 2, Fielden, B Harris, Langley
Goals: Deacon 7
Shontayne Hape and Andy Lynch both scored two tries apiece as Bradford ran in nine tries to beat the Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.

Hape, Lynch, Stuart Fielden and Jamie Langley all went over before the home side got onto the scoreboard.

Despite the absence of Lesley Vainikolo, the Bulls were dominant throughout with some sparkling play.

A dramatic 80-metre try by Justin Murphy was late consolation for the home side.


  • Bradford Bulls coach Brian Noble

    "There's an element of frustration in our camp because we've thrown a lot of ball around after we'd talked about being structured.

    "But we were comfortable right from the very start and it's difficult to remain focused when we had a bit of space to run into.

    "We've come a long way. We prepared well and we've done the job but we've still got some improvement in us."

  • Catalans Dragons assistant coach Paul Donkin

    "It's disappointing always to lose but we've just played the best in the world and there are some positives for us to take out.

    "We could have capitulated in the second half but we didn't. At times we did some good things but no-one wants 50 points scored against them.

    "We weren't out of the blocks as quickly as we could be but these guys have got some of the best players in the world right across the park and our guys are still finding their feet."


    Catalans Dragons: Bosc, Murphy, Wilson, Hughes, Verges, Rudder, Frayssinous, Chan, Rinaldi, Beattie, Fakir, Guisset, Hindmarsh. Replacements: Mounis, Fellous, Touxagas, Guigue.

    Bradford: Withers, Bai, B. Harris, Hape, Smith, I. Harris, Deacon, Fielden, Henderson, Lynch, McKenna, Meyers, Langley. Replacements: Vagana, Gene, Ferres, Cook.

    Referee: R Silverwood (Dewsbury)


  • SEE ALSO
    Castleford 34-28 Catalans
    26 Feb 06 |  Super League
    Bradford 34-4 Salford
    24 Feb 06 |  Super League


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