Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Catalan Dragons

Tonight’s Super League results

St Helens 40 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 16 Salford Red Devils 34 Catalan Dragons 22 Warrington Wolves 48 Castleford Tigers 10   Full reports with photographs will appear in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express, which also goes online on Sunday evening at 11.00pm. Read More »

Super League: Dragons trio return for Salford clash

Olivier Elima. ©RLPhotos

Catalan Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous has named his 19-man squad for Friday night’s Super League clash with Salford Red Devils and three first team stars have returned to action. Vincent Duport comes back after suspension while Olivier Elima and Benjamin Garcia have shrugged off injuries. Catalan Dragons’ 19-man squad 2 Morgan Escaré 3 Leon Pryce 4 Ben Pomeroy 5 Michael ... Read More »

Opinion: Super League’s French entrée has to be cultivated

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On Friday night I was privileged to be a guest of the Catalan Dragons chief executive Christophe Jouffret for dinner prior to the game between the Dragons and Warrington Wolves. I’d spent the week in Perpignan and had taken the opportunity to sample the café culture in the heart of the city, as well as heading out to the beach ... Read More »

Olivier Elima wants to end career in France

Olivier Elima. ©RLPhotos

Catalan backrower Olivier Elima wants to play out the rest of his career in France after signing a two-year contract extension with the Dragons. The 31-year-old, who has enjoyed spells with Castleford, Wakefield and Bradford, returned to Perpignan in 2012 and is excited to see what the future holds. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express ... Read More »

Monaghan, Waterhouse and Grix back for Wolves

Michael Monaghan impressed on his return from injury

Warrington Wolves have been boosted by the return of Michael Monaghan, Trent Waterhouse and Simon Grix to their 19-man squad for their round 23 clash with Catalan Dragons on Friday night. The French outfit have been less fortunate, though, and have been forced into changes due to the absence of Olivier Elima (injured) and Vincent Duport (suspended). Warrington Wolves 19-man ... Read More »

Catalans won’t sign Todd Carney… Just yet

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Catalan Dragons have distanced themselves from a move for controversial Australian stand-off Todd Carney. Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous hinted his club could throw a career lifeline to the 28-year-old former international player of the year after he was suspended by his NRL club Cronulla following the circulation of a lewd photograph on social media. But Frayssinous insists the move never ... Read More »

Jérôme Guisset: Dragons have to be smart

Guisset in his playing days

Catalan Dragons handed assistant coach Jérôme Guisset a two-year contract extension in a week that saw two of their players suspended for incidents in the game against Wigan Warriors a week ago. Centre Vincent Duport picked up a three-match suspension, while co-skipper Gregory Mounis was suspended for two games. Those suspensions prompted Guisset to issue a “let’s be smart” rallying ... Read More »

The Fab Five: Week ending Sunday July 20

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It’s been another outstanding weekend of Rugby League action, with shocks, twists and surprises all across the country to seriously shake up the top three divisions. In Super League, the play-off race has tightened up after a shock win for Widnes on Friday night. And the Championship is hotting up too after some surprise results – with Championship One looking ... Read More »

Catalans and St Helens enjoy strong wins

Elliott Whitehead scored a hat-trick of tries as the Catalan Dragons rebounded from their horror show a week earlier against Wigan to romp home with a 40-6 victory against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at the Stade Gilbert Brutus. The star of the show for the Dragons was former Bradford Bulls star Elliott Whitehead, who scored a hat-trick of tries as the ... Read More »

Milestones: Super League Round 21

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Round 21 of the 2014 Super League season got underway in dramatic fashion last night, as Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers played out a stunning 24-24 draw. But there is still plenty of action left in the tank this weekend, as six more games take place – with some pivotal games in store. Bradford’s relegation to the Championship could be ... Read More »