They left it late but Catalan Dragons, in the end, edged home to survival to send Leigh Centurions back into the Kingstone Press Championship.
Arguably their worst season to date, Catalan just had enough under new Coach Steve McNamara to keep the sport at top flight over in France.
An outcome that caused a split decision in the rugby league world, with some loving the boozy trips to France whereas traditionalists wished for an-all English league once more.
Nevertheless, the Dragons are here to stay, but there’s still worrying times in France as they weren’t convincing in the slightest in 2017; let’s look back at their season and where perhaps it could have been better!
Best Performance: Catalan Dragons 38-6 Salford Red Devils
Not much to pick from but the Dragons’ best win in 2017 has to be their 38-6 thumping of Salford Red Devils on Easter Monday.
The Dragons did start with an advantage of being at home over the short period but take nothing away from them, they were superb from start to finish.
Vincent Duport bagged a brace of tries along with further efforts from Louis Anderson, Krisnan Inu, Richie Myler and Tony Gigot, with Salford scoring a consolation through Justin Carney.
The result was surprisingly comfortable some might say as Salford were on the back of five consecutive victories and challenging for the title at that time in the season.
Though the Dragons did have an extra two days’ rest, hence their immediate advantage but full credit to them, they utilised such a tool to great affect and got the win when it was needed.