Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Catalan Dragons

Carney given squad number 6 for Catalans


New Catalans Dragons signing Todd Carney has been given the number 6 squad shirt for the 2015 season by Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous. Carney, who scored two tries for the Dragons as they defeated a French Elite selection 58-24 at the weekend, takes the shirt that was last year given to Thomas Bosc, who will this season wear shirt number ... Read More »

Carney debuts for Catalans – today’s pre-season results


New signing Todd Carney scored a try for the Dragons on his debut as the Catalans defeated a French Elite selection 58-16 today. It was one of four pre-season matches played today, with Newcastle Thunder, playing under their new name for the first time, registering an impressive 36-10 victory over Dewsbury Rams at Kingston Park, confirming that, under head coach ... Read More »

Carney set for debut this weekend


Catalans Dragons marquee signing Todd Carney is set to finally make his debut for the club this weekend, after being named in their squad for the pre-season friendly against Chevaliers Cathares. Carney was initially named in the squad to face London Broncos last weekend, but pulled out due to injury, coach Laurent Frayssinous told League Express last week. However, he’s ... Read More »

Catalans hold off spirited Broncos in Perpignan


Catalans Dragons defeated London Broncos 32-16 at the Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan this afternoon in the first pre-season encounter for both sides. The big disappointment for most of the 4,357 spectators was the non-appearance of marquee signing Todd Carney, who had picked up an injury in training. But one of the Dragons’ other major signings, Willie Tonga, scored a ... Read More »

Carney to debut for Catalans on Saturday


Todd Carney will get a debut for Catalans Dragons on Saturday, after he was named in an incredibly strong side for their opening pre-season match of 2015. The Dragons take on fellow expansion side London Broncos at Stade Gilbert Brutus, with coach Laurent Frayssinous naming Carney and fellow debutants Remi Casty (second debut) and Willie Tonga in the starting 13. ... Read More »

Catalans Dragons name 23-man squad for 2015


Catalans Dragons have named a 23-man squad for their Super League campaign in 2015 – which head coach Laurent Frayssinous says will be extended ahead of the coming season. Clubs must name a 25-man squad ahead of a Super League season, but for now, the Dragons boss has opted to go with a number two below that limit. Given how ... Read More »

Taia signs new deal with Catalans

Zeb Taia has signed today a new three year contract with the Catalans Dragons that will keep him at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium until the end of 2017. The former New Zealand international, who arrived at the club in 2013, scored 22 tries in 52 Super League appearances. Zeb Taia said: “My family and I love the life here, we ... Read More »

Catalans Dragons confirm pre-season schedule


Catalans Dragons have announced that they will play two pre-season games  before the launch of the Super League XX. They will first face London Broncos on Saturday 17 January in the South of France, in a game that pits Super League against Championship, following the Broncos’ relegation from Super League. They will then play at Carcassonne on Saturday 24 January ... Read More »

No deal for NFL star Brent Calloway at Catalans Dragons


Catalans Dragons have confirmed they will not be offering a trial to American Football player Brent Calloway, after an unsuccessful trial with the club. The 22-year-old, who has played running back for the University of Alabama in the past, has been training with the French club’s reserve side over the past week. However, Dragons CEO Christophe Jouffret confirmed he will ... Read More »

Could Gil Dudson be heading for Catalans Dragons?

Gil Dudson

After a high turnaround in the front row during the off-season, speculation has feverishly linked Wigan prop Gil Dudson with a move away from the club for the last few weeks. Hull Kingston Rovers and several other Super League and NRL clubs are believed to be showing an interest in the Welsh international, who has been told he can leave ... Read More »