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1st April 2013 | KO 18:15 | Stade Gilbert Brutus | Super League

Catalan Dragons 12 Leeds Rhinos 27

Leeds Rhinos produced a historic victory in Perpignan as they overcame the sending off of Ryan Bailey in the second half to defeat Catalan Dragons with Kevin Sinfield kicking 15 points.

Leeds Rhinos faced a tough trip to Catalan Dragons and a wet Perpignan on Easter Monday looking to build on the draw with Bradford at the start of the Easter schedule. 

Joel Moon gave the Rhinos the perfect start to the game with an early try which Sinfield converted and kick two subsequent penalties to give his side a 10-0 lead. 

However, that was only half the story of the first half as Leeds produced some incredibly brave defence against a mounting penalty count to hold the team, who led the competition at the start of Easter, out. 

The second half saw the penalties continue to mount against the visitors and they were then reduced to 12 men when Ryan Bailey was sent off for a late challenge on Thomas Bosc.

Catalan sensed their chance to strike and hit back with two quick tries from Leon Pryce, although replays suggested he knocked on, and Bosc. He converted both to give his side the lead for the first time at 12-10. Leeds faced a huge task in the remaining 30 minutes. 

They levelled the game with the first penalty of the half and then Paul McShane spotted a gap from dummy half and darted over. Sinfield added the conversion and a drop goal two minutes later to put his side two scores in front. 

The win was sealed with eight minutes to go when Jamie Jones-Buchanan was not held and scored between the posts. Sinfield added the conversion to cement his place in seventh in the all time list of the game's points scorers and help secure a famous win even for this group of players who have had so many glorious nights. 

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Leeds Rhinos produced a historic victory in Perpignan as they overcame the sending off of Ryan Bailey in the second half to defeat Catalan Dragons with Kevin Sinfield kicking 15 points.

Leeds Rhinos faced a tough trip to Catalan Dragons and a wet Perpignan on Easter Monday looking to build on the draw with Bradford at the start of the Easter schedule. 

Joel Moon gave the Rhinos the perfect start to the game with an early try which Sinfield converted and kick two subsequent penalties to give his side a 10-0 lead. 

However, that was only half the story of the first half as Leeds produced some incredibly brave defence against a mounting penalty count to hold the team, who led the competition at the start of Easter, out. 

The second half saw the penalties continue to mount against the visitors and they were then reduced to 12 men when Ryan Bailey was sent off for a late challenge on Thomas Bosc.

Catalan sensed their chance to strike and hit back with two quick tries from Leon Pryce, although replays suggested he knocked on, and Bosc. He converted both to give his side the lead for the first time at 12-10. Leeds faced a huge task in the remaining 30 minutes. 

They levelled the game with the first penalty of the half and then Paul McShane spotted a gap from dummy half and darted over. Sinfield added the conversion and a drop goal two minutes later to put his side two scores in front. 

The win was sealed with eight minutes to go when Jamie Jones-Buchanan was not held and scored between the posts. Sinfield added the conversion to cement his place in seventh in the all time list of the game's points scorers and help secure a famous win even for this group of players who have had so many glorious nights. 

Team Performance

Goals

2

3

Tries

2

3

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Kallum Watkins0000000
Joe Vickery0000000
Carl Ablett0000000
Joel Moon1000000
Ryan Hall0000000
Kevin Sinfield MBE0310000
Danny McGuire0000000
Ryan Bailey0000000
Rob Burrow MBE0000000
Jamie Peacock MBE0000000
Jamie Jones-Buchanan1000000
Brett Delaney0000000
Stevie Ward0000000
Interchanges
Paul McShane1000000
Ian Kirke0000000
Mitch Achurch0000000
Richard Moore0000000

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PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Interchanges
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards