Rhinos center Liam Sutcliffe ran in three tries as the visitors won at Stade Gilbert Brutus in the first game of this year’s playoffs; The Catalan side were fouled twice by Mitchell Pearce, Michael McIlorum was also shown a yellow card and Gil Dudson was sent off.
Last updated: 09/09/22 10:22 pm
A Liam Sutcliffe hat-trick helped send the Leeds Rhinos into the Betfred Super League semi-finals as they thrashed the Catalans Dragons 20-10 in Perpignan.
Two penalties from Sam Tomkins gave the Catalans the lead even though the hosts dumped Mitchell Pearce in the trash for the first time, with the Australian also showing a late yellow card for dissent. However, two conversion attempts from Liam Sutcliffe saw Rhinos take a 12-4 lead in the first half.
Dean Whare’s conversion challenge three minutes into the second half sent the Dragons into touchdown, but Leeds took advantage as Michael McIlorum became the second home side’s player to be fouled as Sutcliffe finished. third attempt of the night, with the visitors watching the game to set up a trip to St Helens or the Wigan Warriors in the semi-finals.
The loss ensured there would be no repeat of last year’s Finals for France and it was a disappointing end to Gil Dudson’s time at Perpignan as well as before his move to Warrington Wolves when he received a red card of the year. last minute.
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