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Leigh Leopards Thrash High-Flying Catalans Dragons in Super League Showdown

Leigh Leopards Thrash High-Flying Catalans Dragons in Super League Showdown

In an electrifying Super League encounter, the Leigh Leopards delivered a masterclass performance to clinch their inaugural victory over the formidable Catalans Dragons, halting the Dragons’ ascent to the top of the league table. The Leopards showcased their dominance with a resounding 30-2 win, leaving Catalans reeling from the onslaught.

The match commenced with both teams vying for early dominance, but it was Leigh who drew first blood as Josh Charnley crossed the whitewash, expertly set up by full-back Tex Hoy. Matt Moylan’s flawless kicking ensured Leigh took a 6-0 lead into the halftime break, with Catalans managing only a solitary penalty kick from Arthur Mourgue.

Leigh unleashed their full force in the second half, with Kai O’Donnell and Umyla Hanley notching up quick-fire tries within minutes of each other. Moylan’s precision with the boot extended Leigh’s lead to a commanding 18-2, leaving Catalans struggling to mount a comeback.

Despite Catalans’ efforts to rally, Leigh remained unyielding in defense and relentless in attack. O’Donnell secured his second try of the night, while Moylan capped off a stellar performance with a try of his own, bringing his personal tally to 14 points.

Leigh’s stellar defense, coupled with their clinical finishing, proved too much for Catalans to handle. The Leopards’ resounding victory marks a significant milestone in their Super League campaign, signaling their arrival as a force to be reckoned with in the competition.

Leigh Leopards:

  • Moylan, Hanley, Hardaker, Leutele, Charnley, McNamara, Lam, Amone, Davis, Trout, O’Donnell, Halton, Hughes.
  • Interchanges: Norman, Holmes, Asiata, Dwyer.

Catalans Dragons:

  • Mourgue, Davies, Ikuvalu, Romano, Johnstone, Rouge, Fages, Seguier, Da Costa, Navarrete, Sims, Sironen, Garcia.
  • Interchanges: Laguerre, Nikorima, Satae, Maria.

Referee: Aaron Moore.

Credit: BBC Sport

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