Super League: Leeds Rhinos 12-24 Catalans Dragons
|Leeds Rhinos (6) 12|
|Tries: Ferres, Walters Goals: Lilley 2|
|Catalans Dragons (16) 24|
|Tries: Horo, Yaha, Baitieri, Pelissier Goals: Carney 4|
Leeds Rhinos remained bottom of the table as Catalans Dragons inflicted a sixth successive Super League loss on the reigning champions at Headingley.
A Brett Ferres try gave Leeds an early lead but Justin Horo, Fouad Yaha and Jason Baitieri put Catalans in control.
Josh Walters gave the Rhinos hope and they had a spell of late pressure before the French club secured victory with Eloi Pelissier's last-gasp try.
Catalans remain third in the table, two points behind leaders Hull FC.
In contrast, Brian McDermott's Leeds have won only three of their 17 league games in 2016.
|Friday's other Super League reports|
|Huddersfield 22-30 Castleford|
|Hull FC 30-10 Widnes|
|Salford 20-23 Wigan|
|St Helens 4-26 Warrington|
The Rhinos have six more games to play before the top two tiers split into three divisions of eight teams, and they must make up an eight-point gap to eighth-placed Widnes if they are to avoid a spot in the Qualifiers.
Hooker Rob Burrow and forward Adam Cuthbertson were both unavailable for the match against Catalans because of injury, adding to Leeds' troubles.
Leeds Rhinos: Sutcliffe; L. Briscoe, Watkins, Moon, Handley; McGuire, Lilley; Galloway, Falloon, Garbutt, Delaney, Ferres, Jones-Buchanan.
Replacements: Keinhorst, Mullally, Walters, Hallas.
Catalans Dragons: Escare; Broughton, Gigot, Duport, Yaha; Carney, Albert; Mason, Pelissier, Casty, Stewart, Horo, Baitieri.
Replacements: Bousquet, Bosc, Maria, Navarrete.
Referee: Ben Thaler