Catalans thump Hull KR in seven-try victory


Catalans Dragons were in scintillating form as they overcame Hull KR 40-0 on Thursday, keeping a team off the scoresheet away from home in Super League for the first time.

The Dragons - who had struggled to match their home form on their travels prior to this season - dominated from the early stages and secured a fifth successive victory by scoring seven tries, with Pat Richards missing just one conversion.

After a brilliant kick from Richie Myler, Jodie Broughton crossed in the opening two minutes to put Catalans in charge.

Richards then patted down a cross-field kick from Thomas Bosc before Vincent Duport completed a brilliant move in the corner and Broughton scored his second try of the night - and seventh of the season - to earn a comfortable lead.

After Rovers had a try disallowed for a knock-on, Krisnan Inu took another Myler kick excellently before powering over the line and Gregory Mounis' try made it 28-0 at half-time.

Myler added another score before Ben Cockayne was shown a yellow card for a professional foul, and former Rovers second-rower Willie Mason compounded their misery when he powered over under pressure from four defenders for his first Catalans try.

The hosts had to replace Matthew Marsh with James Greenwood after he sustained what appeared to be a jaw injury, while Tony Gigot had another score ruled out for a double movement, but Catalans had already done more than enough to temporarily move up to second position.