Ben Jones-Bishop Inspires Trinity Victory

1st April, 2017

A hat-trick for the sensational Ben Jones-Bishop was the helping hand to a stunning victory over Catalans Dragons at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.

It was a fantastic first half display from Trinity with two tries from Ben Jones-Bishop, however a small slip in concentration allowed the Dragons to sneak a try in just before half time.

Trinity were awarded a penalty 10m from the Catalans line after a tackle on David Fifita, Williams made no mistake with the kick and got the two points to go into the lead early on.

Ben Jones-Bishop had an outstanding first half scoring two tries in the space of a few minutes. The first came after slick hands from Scott Grix put the ball out wide to Jones-Bishop who found space to get over.

His second came when he did some acrobatic moves to get over in the corner; the decision went to the video ref and was given a try. Williams failed with both conversions.

Trinity had another fantastic opportunity when Huby made some metres down the middle; unfortunately Johnstone lost the ball close to the Dragons line and the hosts survived.

After a couple of mistakes earlier on in the half, Johnstone intercepted the ball deep in his own half and raced down the field to go over. Williams set up the kick in front of the sticks added the extras, 0-16.

Ben Garcia managed to get the home side back into the game through double movement, Grix did well to chase back but was not strong enough to deny Garcia.

Trinity came out strong in the second half after Danny Kirmond found Joe Arundel who got over in the corner, however, Williams failed with the conversion.

It was an instant response from the Dragons when Krisnan Inu fought off four Trinity defenders after they got the ball back from the restart; Walsh added the extras.

Jacob Miller made another impact when he came onto the field; he put in a lovely flick to Matty Ashurst who got over for his first of the game.

Soon after Ian Thorney for Catalans Dragons was sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes after a tackle on Bill Tupou who made a break from a scrum deep inside his own half.

Ben Jones-Bishop got his hat-trick after he darted through the Catalans defenders and raced 80m down the field to put in down under the sticks and further Trinity’s lead.

The Dragons had a bit of hope with 10 minutes of the game left when Fouad Yaha squeezed in at the corner, the decision went to the video ref once again and the Try was given; Walsh added the extras.

Minutes later, Trinity recovered when Tom Johnstone ran the length of the pitch again to go over and win the game, 18-38.

Full Time: Catalans Dragons 18 – 38 Wakefield Trinity