Kear blasts performance as Wakefield Wildcats lose to Catalan Dragons

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Head coach John Kear blasted his team’s performance as Wakefield Trinity Wildcats slumped to a 42-22 home defeat to Catalan Dragons in Super League XVI round 15.

Glen Johnson gave Wildcats an early lead with a fourth-minute try but the visitors raced 20-4 ahead with four scores from Frederic Vaccari (2), Jean-Philippe Baile and former Wildcat winger Damien Blanch.

Matthew Wildie’s try, converted by Josh Veivers, cut the deficit to 10 points at the break.

Blanch’s second score was cancelled out by Frankie Mariano’s try and Veivers’ goal but the French side pulled away with further tries from Clint Greenshields and Setaimata Sa, improved by the boot of Scott Dureau.

Tyrone McCarthy crossed to give the home fans something to cheer but Gregory Mounis rounded things off for the Dragons with the final try of the game.

Kear said: “That’s one of our worst performances all season.

“That’s the poorest we’ve been with regard to our commitment to the 80 minutes.”

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