Batley 4-40 Catalans Dragons

Fouad Yaha on the way to scoring Catalans' first try against Batley

Fouad Yaha is yet to score a try for Catalans Dragons in the Super League this season

Catalans Dragons ran in seven tries against Championship part-timers Batley Bulldogs to progress to the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

The French Super League side led 12-0 at the break through Fouad Yaha and Vincent Duport tries.

Duport then went in for his second score and put Richie Myler over for Dragons’ fourth try.

Dave Taylor was next to cross before Tony Gigot went in either side Alex Brown’s consolation effort for Batley.

Catalans are through to the last eight of the Challenge Cup for the second successive season, while Batley have now gone six years since they last reached the quarter-finals.

Batley Bulldogs: D Scott; Reittie, Ulugia, Bretherton, A Brown; Southernwood, Brambani; Hirst, Davey, J Brown, Chandler, Harrison, Blake.

Replacements: Leak, Lillycrop, Rowe, Peterson.

Catalans Dragons: Gigot; Yaha, Horo, Duport, Richards; Albert, Myler; Taylor, Pelissier, Casty, Stewart, Anderson, Baitieri.

Replacements: Bousquet, Mounis, Bosc, Mason.

Attendance: 1,249

Referee: Gareth Hewer (RFL)

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