Challenge Cup: Catalans Dragons 56-10 Whitehaven

Jodie Broughton
Jodie Broughton scored Catalans' opening try in the first minute and later completed a hat-trick
Ladbrokes Challenge Cup
Catalans Dragons (24) 56
Tries: Broughton 3, McIlorum, Drinkwater, Goudemand 2, Maria, Bousquet, Duport, Gigot Goals: Drinkwater 6
Whitehaven (10) 10
Tries: Parker, Thompson Goal: Abram

Catalans Dragons eased into the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup with a thumping victory over League One side Whitehaven.

Jodie Broughton scored two early tries for Catalans and Michael McIlorum added a third inside 10 minutes.

Jessie Joe Parker and Dave Thompson cut the lead to two points, but the Super League side then pulled clear.

Broughton completed his hat-trick after the break as Catalans ran in 11 tries in total at Stade Gilbert Brutus.

Replacement Mickael Goudemand crossed twice, with scores from Josh Drinkwater, Antoni Maria, Julian Bousquet, Vincent Duport and Tony Gigot completing the rout.

The draw for the quarter-finals takes place live on BBC Two on Sunday following the final sixth-round fixture between Toronto Wolfpack and Warrington Wolves (15:30 BST kick-off).

Catalans Dragons: Gigot; Broughton, Thornley, Duport, Tierney; Langi, Drinkwater; Simon, McIlorum, Moa, Jullien, Garcia, Baitieri.

Replacements: Bousquet, Maria, Da Costa, Goudemand.

Whitehaven: Abram; Green, Mossop, Parker, Thompson; Howarth, Phillips; Shackley, Tilley, Cooper, Aiye, Gillam, Forster.

Replacements: Taylor, Coward, Brown, Eaves.

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