As it happened... The Robins fall to defeat in the South of France

As it happened... The Robins fall to defeat in the South of France

The Robins fall to a 36-6 defeat to the Catalans Dragons.

Here's as it happened...

The 21-man squads:

KICK OFF: Reynolds gets us underway here in France and Bousquet takes in the first drive!

2' CLOSE! The wind takes Catalans' bomb on the last and Evalds spills the ball but the Robins recover and drive to the halfway!

3' CATALANS ERROR! It's an incorrect play the ball from the hosts and now Hall takes it out of our 30.

5' SHOT! Ben Reynolds hammers Theo Fages, great shot from the Robins half. Fages brushes himself off and kicks on the last for Evalds to collect!

6' Potential Catalans try. The Robins make the error and give the hosts the ball on their 10. In the next tackle, McIlorum looks to have burrowed over for the Dragons.

7' Try for Catalans. McIlorum goes over from close range after an Hull KR error.

Mourgue adds the two. (1/1)

πŸ‰ 6 - 0 πŸ”΅

9' Big defensive set for the Robins forcing a deep kick from the Dragons. Burgess takes the ball in from the Catalans' kick and he twists and turns looking to get on the front foot!

12' TRYYYY! The Robins spread it down the right edge, after receiving a repeat set for a Johnstone failed interception, for Burgess to spin out of the Dragons' tackles and score in the corner!

Reynolds nails it from the touchline! (1/1)

πŸ‰ 6 - 6 πŸ”΅

15' Catalans penalty. The Robins give away the penalty for hands in at the ruck after a creative kick at the end to the set allows May to pin Johnstone on his own line.

18' Try for Catalans. The Dragons use their numbers down the Robins' left edge through a looping pass to Davies who breaks in open play and finds Ikuvalu for the centre to go over.

Mourgue pulls it wide. (1/2)

πŸ‰ 10 - 6 πŸ”΅

21' Hall and Evalds are split by a Dragons' bomb hanging in the wind but Reynolds is on hand to leap up and take in the loose ball!

23' The Robins get a penalty for a high shot on Hall and then a six again to out them deep in the Dragons' half.

There's a high bomb from May on the last and Reynolds collects only metres out from Catalans' line for the turnover.

25' Knock on. Evalds spills a high bomb that gets caught in the wind. Big defensive set needed from the Robins.

27' Try for Catalans. The hosts stretch the Robins from right to left and shift the ball to Davies for the winger to fly over in the corner.

Mourgue misses. (1/3)

πŸ‰ 14 - 6 πŸ”΅

29' Double interchange. Matt Parcell and Sam Luckley come on for Litten and Whitbread.

31' Try for Catalans. Johnstone breaks through the middle to put the Dragons on the front foot near the Robins' line leaving Dezaria to crash over under the sticks.

Mourgue adds the two. (2/4)

πŸ‰ 20 - 6 πŸ”΅

33' Try for Catalans. The Dragons make it back to back tries, breaking down the Robins' right edge with Theo Fages finishing off a long range move from the hosts.

Mourgue adds the two. (3/5)

πŸ‰ 26 - 6 πŸ”΅

36' GREAT TAKE! Fages puts up a high bomb but Hall is on hand to take it in and fly towards halfway!

37' PENALTY! Dezaria catches Hall high in the tackle and the Robins are now with the ball in hand on Catalans' 10.

We trail 26-6 at the break. Onto the second half.

The Robins come for the second half to a huge reaction from the travelling Red Army. Let's go boys.

SECOND HALF: Mourgue gets us underway with Luckley taking the first drive followed by Tanginoa!

42' Catalans with the ball back in hand after Reynolds bomb on the last, Minchella meets Sims as Catalans looks for a hole down the Robins' right edge.

45' PENALTY! The Robins keep the ball alive before Parcell is hit off the ball on halfway and we have the first penalty of the second half.

Reynolds hammers it to Catalans' 20 and the Robins are on the attack with Hadley!

46' Close. May switches the ball to Hiku with the centre spreading the ball for Burgess but the winger can't take it in. Dangerous set from the Robins.

47' Evalds takes in Fages' long kick and the Robins advance toward halfway. A six again is called as Luckley punches a hole in the Dragons' defence and we have the ball on Catalans' 20!

53' The Robins putting the ball through hands with Reynolds moving it to Opacic for the centre to be chopped down 5 metres away from the Dragons' line.

Matty Storton is on now for Dean Hadley.

55' Strong set from the Robins who go from their own 10 with Burgess to halfway before Reynolds puts a placed kick deep in Catalans' half.

Mourgue runs it back, followed by Johnstone on the next tackle and the winger is down with a head knock.

56' Sin bin. Matty Storton is sent for ten minutes for a crusher tackle on Tom Johnstone.

Sironen now drives forward, followed by Navarrete who gets the Dragons to Hull KR's 20.

59' Catalans' penalty. May is charged with a ball steal and the Dragons are charging forward through McMeeken.

May hammers Sims and the Robins' look to firm up their defence.

65' Batchelor stops Dezaria on halfway before Fages knocks the ball dead on the last on our 10. Hall takes it in after the restart.

Litten and Luckley are back on for Minchella and Parcell.

69' Penalty to Catalans. Evalds looks to have sliced through the Dragons' defence but it's pulled back for obstruction from Tanginoa.

Matty Storton is back on after the Sin Bin.

72' Try for Catalans. Long bobbling pass from Fages and the Dragons left edge spring on the loose ball for Johnstone to score for the hosts.

Mourgue misses the two. (3/6)

πŸ‰ 30 - 6 πŸ”΅

75' Try for Catalans. Tariq Sims charges down Tyrone May's kick and the second-rower chases the loose ball to score.

Mourgue adds the two. (3/7)

πŸ‰ 36 - 6 πŸ”΅

Full time: 36-6 to the hosts. It's defeat to the Dragons in the South of France.

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