Top Three Super League Moments vs Catalans Dragons
Danny MCGuire of Leeds on the burst during the Rugby league, BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE XXII game, round 13, Gilbert Brutus stadium Perpignan France, saturday, may 06 2017, Dragons Catalans (Perpignan) vs Leeds Rhinos - Credit photo : Pascal RODRIGUEZ/SIPA g
Leeds and Catalans Dragons face off for a second consecutive week in the Betfred Super League, meeting at the Stade Gilber this Friday, kick off 6:15pm.
Ahead of the match, here is a trip down memory lane with a look back at three of the top moments from previous Super League League clashes between the sides.
3. 2010 – Brian McClennan’s men survive fightback to claim seventh win over Catalans
In 2010, Leeds survived a second half fightback to beat the Dragons 34-24 at Stade Aime Giral. Brian McClennan’s side got off to the perfect start, taking a 26-12 lead thanks to scores from Ali Lauitiiti, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Keith Senior, Danny McGuire and Brett Delaney but the sin binning of Kylie Leuluai at the start of the second half proved costly; Catalans crossing twice to bring the score to within four points. Danny McGuire sealed the win for Leeds though with minutes left.
2. 2013 – Leeds go second after Perpignan victory
Leeds knocked Catalans out of second place in the Super League table with a 27-20 win in 2013. Joel Moon gave Leeds the lead in what proved to be a tight first half; Kevin Sinfield kicking two penalties to keep the home side scoreless at the break. Ryan Bailey’s sin binning in the second half opened the chance for the Dragons; Leon Pryce and Thomas Bosc both scoring to turn the tables for Catalans. Leeds hit back through Paul McShane before Kevin Sinfield slotted a drop goal to put breathing space between the two sides. With under ten minutes left, Jamie Jones-Buchanan crashed over to seal the win for Leeds.
1. 2017 – McGuire secures last gasp win for Rhinos
Leeds produced a stunning second half fightback to beat the Dragons in 2017. The eventual Super League Champions got off to the perfect start through Liam Sutcliffe but Louis Anderson, Julian Busquet and Brayden Wiliame gave the home side a commanding 16-6 lead. Despite Stevie Ward’s score before half time, Remi Casty kept the Dragons ahead; the captain crashing over. Leeds didn’t give in and registered three tries through Adam Cuthbertson, Rob Burrow and Danny McGuire in the last fifteen minutes to claim the win.