Leigh Leopards Triumph Over Catalans Dragons: Breaking the Curse

Leigh Leopards Break Curse Against Catalans Dragons in Emphatic Victory

In a long-awaited triumph, the Leigh Leopards finally conquered their hoodoo against the Catalans Dragons, securing a commanding 30-2 home win in their Round 9 clash. This victory marks the Leopards’ first-ever regular season triumph over the French outfit, a feat they had previously failed to achieve in seven previous attempts.

Heading into the match, the Leopards had struggled against the Dragons, with the Catalans being one of just three current Super League clubs that Leigh, both as Centurions and Leopards, had never beaten in a regular season game. However, the script was flipped on this occasion, as the home side delivered a dominant performance to end their curse.

The Leopards were led by a brace of tries each from Josh Charnley, Kai O’Donnell, and a solitary score from Umyla Hanley and Matt Moylan. Moylan also stepped up with a flawless kicking display, slotting all five of his conversion attempts.

“The return of Leigh captain John Asiata from a calf tear provided an added boost, with the influential forward making his long-awaited comeback off the bench in the second half. Asiata’s impact was immediately felt, as the Leopards’ adoring supporters welcomed him back with open arms.”

This victory not only ends Leigh’s curse against the Dragons, but it also represents their second win of the Super League season, a much-needed result in their campaign. The Leopards will be keen to build on this momentum as they continue their pursuit of a successful season.

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