29th September 2018, 20:15 | super8
David Mead scored four second-half tries as Catalans Dragons came from behind to beat Huddersfield Giants 22-12 in the final Betfred Super League game of the season.
The Giants appeared to be on course to end their campaign on a high before Mead's stunning intervention saw the Dragons finish two points behind their visitors in the table.
Huddersfield took the lead in the opening minute thanks to Louis Senior's first Super League try before brother Innes crossed to make it 10-0 and a Danny Brough penalty left the Giants in control at the break.
Papua New Guinea international Mead scored two converted tries to cancel out Huddersfield's lead with 20 minutes remaining and compelted the comeback with two more scores late on.
Le haka pour Louis Anderson pic.twitter.com/ytUHSXhlH4— Dragons Catalans 🏆 (@DragonsOfficiel) September 29, 2018
Catalans head coach Steve McNamara said: “Mead came up with the four tries that we scored and he’s got really good, natural instincts.
“For me, it’s quite an emotional night. This is the last time that this group will be together.
“What they’ve achieved this year is historic and will go down in history within rugby league. They’ve done it through hard work and I’m so proud of them.”
C’est bon de clôturer la saison avec ce chant 🐉🐉 pic.twitter.com/NvHJBPRdwV— Dragons Catalans 🏆 (@DragonsOfficiel) September 29, 2018
Opposite number Simon Woolford said: “At the start of the game we spoke about finishing with a really good effort and I thought our effort was outstanding.
“Over the past few weeks we’ve really struggled in attack with some key personnel being out but we had a couple of opportunities out there tonight – one before half-time and one just after and we weren’t able to land that killer blow.
“Credit to Catalans, when they got down our end they put on some points."