9 Jul 2019
SCOUTING REPORT: CATALANS DRAGONS
All you need to know about our French Opposition this Friday
The Giants welcome last season’s Challenge Cup winners to the John Smith’s Stadium on Friday night, looking to build on our 36-18 victory over the Salford Red Devils last weekend.
The Dragons currently occupy the fifth, and final, playoff spot in the Betfred Super League table. A win for the Giants on Friday night will cut the gap between the two sides to two points.
The French outfit won their game against Wakefield Trinity 44-10 at the weekend, but before that they were lacking form, losing their last five games in all competitions, including a 30-12 home defeat to current bottom of the league, London Broncos. So, the Dragons will be keen to build on their win last weekend, to try and maintain their place in the top five.
The Giants have already lost to the Catalonian side this season, losing 27-10 in the South of France in the second week on the 2019 season.
On top of that, Catalans have played ten away games in the league in 2019, winning four times. Their most impressive away performances include a 37-6 win at Hull FC and also a 39-6 win at the London Broncos, whilst they have also lost 50-14 at St Helens and 42-0 at the Wigan Warriors.
Star Player: Tony Gigot
Tony Gigot has featured in 18 of the Dragons’ 21 Betfred Super League games in 2019. His role has altered between half-back and full-back, after the off-season recruit of Sam Tomkins.
The French playmaker has scored seven tries in 2019, as well as contributing ten assists for his teammates. He has also kicked five drop-goals for the Dragons this year.
Gigot has made 1436 this campaign, an average gain of 7.22 metres per carry. Gigot has also contributed with the boot this year, making 118 kicks in general play.
The Giants are offering all supporters tickets for just £15 to the #ContinentalClash this Friday, with Kids entry reduced to just £1!