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Dureau the hero for Dragons

Michael Oliver 04/04/2011 08:06:00 AM Comments (0)

Former Newcastle halfback Scott Dureau was the hero as Catalan Dragons sprang a major surprise and inflicted a first defeat in seven on Warrington Wolves in the English Super League.

Dureau grabbed the try to pull the scores level at 20-20 before knocking over his third goal of the day to seal a thrilling 22-20 win against the league leaders.

Ex-Canberra Raider Joel Monaghan continued his superb start to life in Super League, bagging a double for the Wolves but the Dragons snatched the win in the closing stages.

The one-time NSW State of Origin three-quarter racked up his sixth and seventh tries of the season at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

But despite Monaghan's double, tries from French trio Frederic Vaccari, David Ferriol, Cyril Stacul handed the Dragons a 16-14 lead.

Richie Myler's try and ex-Wests Tigers star Brett Hodgson's second goal of the game put the Wolves back ahead, only for Dureau to have the final say and ensure Clint Greenshields' 100th Super League appearance was a happy one.

Former South Sydney and Cronulla fullback Brett Kearney led the charge for Bradford Bulls, scoring a superb individual try in a narrow 24-22 victory over Harlequins.

Ex-New Zealand international Brent Webb was among the scorers for Leeds Rhinos, who appeared certain to inflict a second consecutive defeat on defending champions Wigan.

But it was Warriors' Sam Tomkins' superb solo effort that triggered the fightback and two more tries from Paul Prescott and winger Darrell Goulding.

And stand-in kicker Tomkins then kept his cool with the last kick of the game to land a tough penalty and seal a 22-22 draw.

Meanwhile, former Penrith Panther Jarrod Sammut crossed for the Crusaders who moved off bottom spot with a hard-fought 16-10 win over Salford City Reds on Saturday.

Kiwi and former Sydney Roosters stalwart Iosia Soliola grabbed one of six tries as St Helens were rampant in their impressive 34-16 win over Hull KR.

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