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Throwback Thursday: St Helens v Catalan Dragons, Feb 2012

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Ahead of the first of two Super League play-off semi-finals this weekend, we thought we’d delve into the archives and find a classic encounter between the sides involved in both play-off games this week. And, despite only having a relatively short lifespan in Rugby League terms, Catalan Dragons provided the Rugby League world with one of the all-time great moments ... Read More »

Match preview: St Helens v Catalan Dragons

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The first of the two Super League play-off semi-finals takes place tonight, as a Anglo-French affair between the sides finishing first and seventh on the Super League ladder will dictate the first side to advance to Old Trafford. St Helens – who are well rested after their 41-0 victory against Castleford in week one of the play-offs – take on ... Read More »

Opinion: Could Laurent Frayssinous be SL coach of the year?

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If you possibly can, try and cast your mind all the way back to the beginning of March. Spring was in the air, relegation seemed a long way away for Bradford and London, and the most successful Rugby League World Cup in history was still fresh in the memory. In fact, one of the main reasons relegation wasn’t a certainty ... Read More »

Who will make it to the Super League Grand Final?

Will it be Wigan's year again?

League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson preview this week’s Super League play-off semi-finals and discuss who they think has what it takes to make it to Old Trafford. Will Wigan get a chance to make it back-to-back Grand Final wins or will Warrington exact their long-overdue revenge? Can Catalan Dragons cause another upset? Watch the video to ... Read More »

Oldfield: Dragons have timed run to perfection

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Catalan winger Michael Oldfield says he knew from the beginning of the season that the Dragons could go all the way to the Grand Final. The French outfit are just 80 minutes away from a prized place in the Old Trafford title decider on Saturday October 11 (6.00pm) with St Helens standing between them and an historic first Grand Final. ... Read More »

Remi Casty returns to Catalan Dragons

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Catalans Dragons have re-signed Rémi Casty on a four-year deal from the start of the 2015 season. The club struck up an agreement with the Sydney Roosters to release the former Dragons captain from his current contract at the end of this season, enabling him to return to France. The French international prop – who was named in the 2012 ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: “Pathetic” Giants won’t stop the rot

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League Express columnist Garry Schofield offers his tip for tomorrow night’s play-off clash between Huddersfield Giants and Catalan Dragons… Catalan will not be going to Huddersfield with any ideas of not winning. The Giants’ pack has been found out yet again, and the Dragons forwards will be licking their lips because their pack is very good, and this is where ... Read More »

Feature: How the Dragons are producing top young talent

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Young French stars Morgan Escaré and Eloi Pelissier have lit up Super League this year, and as Ricky Wilby reports, they are unlikely to be the last… The conveyor belt that produced the hugely talented Morgan Escaré and Eloi Pelissier is set for a significant boost in 2015. Next year will not only be the tenth season that the Catalans ... Read More »

Dragons shock Rhinos at Headingley

Catalan Dragons will now meet Huddersfield Giants on Friday night in the next round of the Super League playoffs, after they shocked their hosts Leeds Rhinos 20-24 in tonight’s elimination playoff in a Headingley thriller. And then snatched victory two minutes from time, when halfback Sam Williams, who will return to the NRL at the end of the season, pounced ... Read More »

Bradford-born Whitehead wants to end Leeds’ season

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Catalan Dragons forward Elliott Whitehead has targeted a Dragons win in the play-offs today for more than one reason – not only would it keep their season alive, but it would see his “biggest rivals” dumped out in week one. Despite now playing his rugby in the South of France with the Dragons, Whitehead grew up close to Bradford’s Odsal ... Read More »