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Final: Catalans Dragons 22 Saints 26

By Mike Critchley

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    Saints have pulled off a gutsy win in France.
  • Morgan Knowles scored a late try to snatch the spoils 26-22 after a tough encounter in Perpignan.
  • It looked as though the Challenge Cup winners were going to repeat their success of a month ago when they physically got on top of Saints at the start of the second half.
  • But Saints showed tremendous guts to hang in and then grab the two late scores from the outstanding Jonny Lomax and then Knowles at the death,
  • Catalans had taken an early 1-0 lead through tries from David Mead and Remy Casty.
  • But Saints hit back with scores from Mark Percival and Theo Fages giving them a 14-12 lead at the break.
  • The Dragons physically dominated the second half and took the lead through Iain Thornley and Kenny Edwards.
  • The Dragons held that 22-14 lead well into the last 10, but gutsy Saints got off the canvas to all but wrap up the League Leaders Shield.

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