Broughton to the fore as Catalans continue winning run


Jodie Broughton ran in four tries as in-form Catalans Dragons recorded an impressive 30-12 victory at St Helens on Thursday to move level on points with Super League leaders Warrington Wolves.

In recent seasons, the Dragons have proved a formidable force in Perpignan, but struggled to pick up points on their visits to England.

However, after recruiting a host of star names ahead of the 2016 season, Catalans are now excelling at home and away, with this latest victory their sixth in succession.

Broughton was the standout performer at Langtree Park, the winger crossing three times in a first half that ended with the visitors 14-12 to the good.

Half-backs Theo Fages and Luke Walsh went over for Saints prior to half-time, but Keiron Cunningham's men - victors over Warrington last week - were kept scoreless in the second half as Catalans pulled clear.

The Dragons' lead was extended to 10 points courtesy of two tries in quick succession from Richie Myler and Pat Richards, who endured a rare off night when it came to his goal-kicking.

Fittingly, it was Broughton who provided the final touchdown of the night as he rounded off a sweeping move that saw the ball initially switched to the left before being thrown through several pairs of hands to the opposite flank.