Super League: Catalans Dragons 42-32 Salford Red Devils

Jodie Broughton in action for Catalans Dragons
Jodie Broughton has scored 13 tries this season
First Utility Super League
Catalans Dragons (16) 42
Tries: Broughton 2, Escare, Duport, Myler 2, Richards Goals: Richards 6, Bosc
Salford Red Devils (14) 32
Tries: O'Brien, J Carney, Sa'u 3, Evalds Goals: O'Brien 2, Dobson 2

Jodie Broughton and Richie Myler scored two tries each against Salford to help ensure Catalans Dragons maintain leadership pace in the Super League.

Dragons led 16-14 at the break, with Broughton, Myler, Morgan Escare and Vincent Duport grabbing tries, while Gareth O'Brien, Justin Carney and Junior Sa'u went over in response.

Sa'u completed his hat-trick and Niall Evalds scored to keep Salford in touch.

But tries from Brougton and Myler and Pat Richards' effort sealed victory.

Richards' late try and penalty to ensure victory took his tally to 16 points for the game, while Thomas Bosc marked his 200th appearance by converting Richards' try.

Catalans moved to second in the table behind Warrington Wolves and ahead of Wigan Warriors on points difference, with Super League's top three sides equal on 18 points after 12 games.

The defeat leaves Salford eighth in the table.

Catalans Dragons: Escare; Broughton, Inu, Duport, Richards; T Carney, Myler; Taylor, Da Costa, Anderson, Stewart, Horo, Baitieri.

Replacements: Casty, Bousquet, Bosc, Mason.

Salford Red Devils: O'Brien; J Carney, J Griffin, Sa'u, Evalds; Lui, Dobson; Kopczak, Tomkins, G Griffin, Murdoch-Masila, Jones, Flanagan.

Replacements: Hauraki, A. Walne, Krasniqi, Wood.

Attendance: 9,686

Referee: Gareth Hewer (RFL)