Catalans Dragons 40 Wakefield Trinity 20 – Frustrated, Wakefield’s coach Chris Chester criticizes ‘multitudinous’ decisions during defeat Yorkshire News

Double Down: Wakefield forward David Fifita scored two tries in the loss to the Catalans. Image by Alex Whitehead /

Chester is angered by a one-sided penalty count and a six-plus count during his team’s 40-20 loss to Super League leaders Catalans Dragons at Stade Gilbert Brutus.

He said, “Looking at the stats tonight with all six against and not trying the referee, there’s a very loud and noisy crowd here and I thought there were some crowd calls tonight and maybe the referee needed to be in a bit.” stronger with some of those decisions.

“I’ll go through the right channels and chat with the right people in the morning.”

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On goal: Wakefield’s Mason Lino scored three goals and a penalty. landed on June 16, 2021 ….. Wakefield Trinity vs. Castleford Tigers Mason Lino of Wakefields. Image Tony Johnson

Wakefield did not wither in the 32-degree heat and humidity in Perpignan, and kept the pressure on the Dragons throughout the game, but the Catalans were too strong and maintained their club-record 11-game winning streak.

Sam Tomkins was the first to lead for a try in five minutes, James Maloney added the conversion to put the Dragons ahead 6-0.

But Wakefield responded as forward Yusuf Aydin pushed his way between the posts, scrum-half Mason Lino leveling the scores with a simple conversion.

Trinity was penalized in front of their posts in the 15th minute and Maloney put the Dragons ahead 8-6 with a single shot on goal, but giant prop David Fifita put Wakefield ahead with a powerful burst and the Catalans were forced to leave from within . -target twice in a row.

Then Fifita ripped through the defense and shrugged off Tomkins to put the ball over the line in the 20th minute, Lino adding the conversion for a four-point lead.

Hooker Alrix Da Costa put the Catalans back in front with a two-meter blast from the dead half for a try, Maloney converted to make the score 14-12, then the Catalans unleashed their own giant prop, Sam Kasiano, from the bench and two powerful Bursts saw him cross the line in the half hour and the Dragons were eight points ahead in the interval.

Trinity counterattacked directly after the break with a Lino penalty, but the heat washed over Wakefield as substitute Arthur Mourgue forced them off the goal line and then Maloney took a penalty to restore the eight-point difference.

Mainstay Gil Dudson passed for a try converted by Maloney and although Fifita claimed her second touchdown, improved by Liono, but Fouad Yaha’s late double, both improved by Maloney, kept the Catalans firmly at the top of the table.

He added: “I think there were a lot of positives tonight, but the effort will only take us so far, we just lack the quality we need.

“We were well into the game after 20-odd minutes, it was pretty close and then we made a mistake, we took a penalty and a six again and they score consecutive attempts.

“That is what has been happening in recent weeks and we cannot be happy as a group with only having the best teams around. It’s not about that, it’s not good enough.

“We are competing hard and I don’t think we deserve that final score.

“They are silly little mistakes, it is not a collective thing, it is an individual decision, we have too many guys at the moment who are not playing well enough.

“Big Sam Kasiano has caused us a lot of trouble in the last two years and he did the same again tonight. We couldn’t get our hands on Maloney, Tomkins or Drinkwater so it’s really disappointing and frustrating that we have a team around again, we put in all that effort and the results are not coming.

“We come back next week against Huddersfield, there is nothing easier.

“But that kind of effort and with a little more control, he wins the game next week, we just have to be able to compete.

Catalans Dragons coach Steve McNamara said: “For the last few weeks I have been a bit grumpy, saying that we are not playing as well as we can and that it might still be the case, but I am very satisfied with the application and effort. of everyone within our organization and I am very proud.

“We had a good start to the season and we took on all the challenges. These are exciting times for the club. I could find holes in the performance, but we have scored six attempts, the crowd has had fun and the players are enjoying it, we are happy where we are.

“These are exciting times for us, we are in a good position, we have young players eager to get in, we can bring in new players if necessary, so we are a happy group.”

Catalan dragons: Tomkins, Davies, Langi, Whare, Yaha, Maloney, Drinkwater, Dudson, Da Costa, Bousquet, Whitley, Jullien, Tomkins. Subs: Mourgue, Seguier, Goudemand, Kasiano.

Wakefield Trinity: Jowitt, Senior, Lyne, Arundel, Kay, Miller, Lino, Fifita, Wood, Arona, Ashurst, Tanginoa, Aydin. Subs: Battye, Walker, Green, Hampshire.

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