- Catalans Dragons 28-10 Hull KR
- Josh Drinkwater scores spectacular solo try in comfortable win
L’histoire boys are at it again. If you are a neutral, you cannot dispute that rugby league has craved nights, and moments, like these. Four years ago to the day, Catalans Dragons were fighting for their very existence in Super League, one defeat away from relegation to the Championship. That afternoon in Leigh has never felt so far away as it did here, as a sold-out, raucous home crowd in Perpignan watched the Dragons reach the Super League Grand Final for the first time.
When Catalans lifted the Challenge Cup at Wembley three years ago, some wondered if it was a fluke. This club, plagued with inconsistency since their arrival in Super League in 2007, surely didn’t have the credentials to do it in the league, over the course of a full season. How wrong their critics have been this year. Under the guidance of Steve McNamara, Catalans have been the best side in the competition in 2021, and they fully deserve their maiden Old Trafford appearance.