Super League: Catalan Dragons 46-4 London Broncos

Morgan Escare
Escare has score two or more tries on five occasions in Super League this season
Catalan Dragons (34) 46
Tries: Duport, Escare 3, Pomeroy, Millard 2, Taia Goals: Bosc 7
London Broncos (0) 4
Tries: Dixon

Morgan Escare scored a first-half hat-trick to set Super League play-off hopefuls Catalan Dragons up for a comfortable win over London Broncos.

Full-back Escare completed his treble to make it 34-0 at the break, with Vincent Duport, Ben Pomeroy and Daryl Millard also grabbing tries.

Kieran Dixon responded with the first score of the second half, only for Zeb Taia to then cross for the hosts.

Millard ran in his second try and Dragons' eighth to complete the win.

Escare's hat-trick sees him move equal top of the Super League try scorers chart with 24 so far this season.

This season's top Super League try scorers
24: Morgan Escare (Catalan Dragons),Tom Makinson (St Helens), Joel Monaghan (Warrington)
19: Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield)
17: Justin Carney (Castleford), Josh Charnley (Wigan), Michael Oldfield (Catalan Dragons), Joe Wardle (Huddersfield), Elliott Whitehead (Catalan Dragons)
16: Rhys Evans (Warrington), Michael Shenton (Castleford)

Victory was the French side's fourth over the already-relegated Londoners this season, having previously triumphed at The Hive in April, at the Etihad Stadium during Magic Weekend, and in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup in Perpignan.

Catalans remain in the top eight with two regular season matches remaining, having moved back to seventh in the table, equal on points with Widnes Vikings who beat League Leaders' Shield-chasing Wigan on Friday.

Both the Dragons and Vikings need only one point from their remaining fixtures to cement their play-off places.

Saturday's squads

Catalan Dragons: Escare; Oldfield, Pomeroy, Duport, Millard; Bosc, Williams; Elima, Henderson, Anderson, Taia, Whitehead, Mounis.

Replacements: Pelissier, Bousquet, Paea, Garcia.

London Broncos: Farrar; Atkins, Mataitonga, Minns, Dixon; Keyes, Drinkwater; Slyney, Moore, Wallace, Vea, McMeeken, Cook.

Replacements: Krasniqi, Griffin, Dollapi, Thomas.

Attendance: 7,067

Referee: Tim Roby (RFL)

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