Super League: Catalans Dragons 33-26 St Helens

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Taia blasts through for try of the week
First Utility Super League
Catalans Dragons (18) 33
Tries: Garcia 2, Taia 2, Escare Goals: Dureau 5, Casty Drop goal: Dureau
St Helens (20) 26
Tries: Swift 4, McDonnell Goals: Walsh 3

Zeb Taia's late try and Scott Dureau's drop goal with the final kick of the game helped Catalans Dragons to seal victory over St Helens.

Winger Adam Swift ran in four tries for the visitors, whose other try came from full-back Shannon McDonnell.

But, after converted tries from Taia and Benjamin Garcia (2), Catalans hit back to trail only 20-18 at the break.

Morgan Escare's try, aided by a second Taia and five goals from Dureau helped the hosts to victory.

Third-placed St Helens suffered their fifth defeat in eight games, while Catalans are seventh in Super League.

Saints held a two-point advantage at the break following three first-half tries from Swift and one for McDonnell, two of them converted by Luke Walsh.

Catalans responded with a brace by Garcia and Taia's first try, as well as two conversions by Dureau and one for Remi Casty.

Swift grabbed his fourth of the game in the 71st minute which Walsh converted but Escare and then Taia scored tries for Catalans before Dureau did the final damage with the boot.

Catalans Dragons: Escare, Cardace, Garcia, Tonga, Yaha, Carney, Dureau, Elima, Henderson, Casty, Taia, Whitehead, Baitieri.

Replacements: Anderson, Mounis, Bousquet, Robin.

St Helens: McDonnell, Makinson, Percival, Turner, Swift, Burns, Walsh, Amor, Roby, Walmsley, Wilkin, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Thompson.

Replacements: Richards for Amor (24), Jones for Thompson (21).

Attendance: 5,000

Referee: James Child (RFL).

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