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Catalans seal first Grand Final appearance

Tries from Benjamin Garcia, Josh Drinkwater, Arthur Mourgue, Fouad Yaha and Joe Chan secured the League Leaders’ Shield winners a place in the Grand Final at Old Trafford for the first time in their history

Last Updated: 30/09/21 9:47pm

    Josh Drinkwater is congratulated after his try for Catalans against Hull KR

    Josh Drinkwater is congratulated after his try for Catalans against Hull KR

    Catalans Dragons ended Hull Kingston Rovers’ fairy-tale run in the Super League play-offs and booked a maiden Grand Final appearance with a 28-10 victory in Thursday’s semi-final in Perpignan.

    Benjamin Garcia’s early try and an interception score from Josh Drinkwater put the Catalans ahead 12-4 at half-time, but Shaun Kenny-Dowall’s finish five minutes before the break kept the Robins in the hunt.

    However, Arthur Mourgue capitalised on an error soon after the restart to push the Dragons further ahead, with Fouad Yaha and Joe Chan also going over and James Maloney kicking a late penalty to ensure a place at Old Trafford for the first time in the French club’s history.

    More to follow…