Quins RL completed the Easter weekend in style yesterday with a 16 – 38 win against fellow expansion club Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.
Winger Jon Wells opened the scoring after four minutes, with further tries added by hookers Randall and Rinaldi, standoff Orr and two from an impressive Mark McLinden who guided the side around the park from scrum-half in a reshuffled half-back combination that saw Scott Hill playing from the interchange bench. Henry Paul also added seven goals, putting to bed nagging doubts about Quins capability in the kicking department.
Coach Brian McDermott was reported as being delighted with his side’s defensive effort, following a late collapse on Good Friday which almost saw Hull FC gain a share of the spoils. Quins will be looking to continue the Easter form into Saturday’s home game against a rejuvenated Wakefield side.
Catalans Dragons: (6) 16
Tries: Bosc, Pelo, Fellous
Goals: Bosc 2
Harlequins RL: (24) 38
Tries: Wells, Randall, Orr, McLinden 2, RinaldiGoals: Paul 7