Challenge Cup: Catalans Dragons 37-34 Featherstone

Morgan Escare
Morgan Escare scored a crucial late try for Catalans
Ladbrokes Challenge Cup
Catalans (18) 37
Tries: Robin, Bousquet, Whitehead, Oldfield, Escare, Bosc Goals: Bosc 6 Drop goal : Robin
Featherstone (12) 34
Tries: Foster, Teasdale 2, Ormondroyd, Day, Verlinden. Goals: Marginet 4, Teasdale.

Catalan Dragons overcame Championship side Featherstone with 12 men in Perpignan to set-up a Challenge Cup quarter-final trip to Hull KR.

Jeff Lima's second-half red came after Stan Robin, Julian Bousquet and Elliott Whitehead tries put Catalans 18-12 up.

Jack Ormondroyd, Luke Teasdale, Sam Day and Ryan Verlinden tries added to Alex Foster and Teasdale's first-half scores for Rovers.

Michael Oldfield, Morgan Escare and Thomas Bosc tries put Catalans through.

Still, three-time winners Featherstone, who rested several players ahead of their league meeting with Championship leaders Leigh next week, kept the pressure on and prompted Robin to go for a 79th minute drop-goal to put the result beyond doubt.

A much-changed Catalans side - without Todd Carney, Scott Dureau, Zeb Taia, Ben Garcia, Ian Henderson and Jason Baitieri - showed their resilience to fight back three time to overcome the second-tier visitors.

Le Dracs' fortress in the south of France
From eight games in all competitions at Stade Gilbert Brutus in 2015, Catalans Dragons have won six, drawn one and lost one
Their only defeat to date came against Super League leaders and Challenge Cup holder Leeds Rhinos.

Catalans Dragons: Escare; Oldfield, Gigot, Tonga, Yaha; Bosc, Robin; Lima, Pelissier, Casty, Whitehead, Anderson, Mounis.

Replacements: Cardace, Bousquet, Springer, Maria.

Featherstone Rovers: Johnson; Blackmore, Minns, Chappell, Sharp; Milner, Marginet; Verlinden, Teasdale, James, Foster, Tonks, Mussey.

Replacements: Baldwinson, Ormondroyd, Day, Cooper.

Referee: Robert Hicks (RFL)

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