Saturday 24th May 2014, 15:00
Super League - Round: 14
Morgan Escare 2, Elliott Whitehead, Michael Oldfield, Mickael Simon, Daryl Millard, Leon Pryce, Zeb Taia,
Thomas Bosc 7,
Attendance: 6,890 Official: T Roby Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Full Time Report
A Jamie Foster try was all Francis Cummins and his Bradford Bulls had to celebrate in Perpignan, as Catalan Dragons romped to a 46-4 victory at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.
The Dragons hit the front during opening 60 seconds and never looked back, hitting the visiting Bulls with seven match-winning tries.
Bradford trailed 18-0 at the break and started the second half as they did the first, conceding early.
Despite stemming the Catalan flow, as the clock ticked down in the South of France, the Bulls proved unable to peg their opponents back.
Morgan Escare raced the length of the field to open the scoring and his effort was followed up by tries from Elliott Whitehead and Michael Oldfield.
Full-back Escare doubled his tally – just minutes after the interval – and Mickael Simon added to Bradford's woes, seven minutes later.
Lee Gaskell sent Foster racing across the whitewash shortly after, but the winger was unable to add to the Bulls' total from the kicking tee.
Bradford's comeback ended there.
Daryl Millard collected a Jean-Philippe Baile chip kick to score in the corner 25 minutes from time and Laurent Frayssinous' men added insult to the Bulls' injury late on, courtesy of tries from Leon Pryce and Zeb Taia.
BULLS: Gaskell, Kear, Arundel, Purtell, Foster, Addy, Gale, Kaufusi, O'Brien, Sidlow, Pitts, Olbison, Donaldson. Interchanges: Conroy, Manuokafoa, Henry, Baldwinson.
TRIES: Foster (52)
GOALS: Foster 0/1
DRAGONS: Escare, Oldfield, Pomeroy, Duport, Millard, Pryce, Bosc, Simon, Pelissier, Lima, Taia, Whitehead, Elima. Interchanges: Anderson, Bousquet, Paea, Baile.
TRIES: Escare (1, 42), Whitehead (11), Oldfield (14), Simon (49), Millard (55), Pryce (63), Taia (78)
GOALS: Bosc 7/8
REFEREE: Tim Roby