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Todd Carney vows to learn from mistakes in Super League

Todd Carney is a former Dally M Medal winner and is recognised as one of the best half-backs on the planet

Former Australia and New South Wales star Todd Carney has vowed to learn from his mistakes as he starts a new life in Super League with Catalan Dragons. The 28-year-old, who was sacked from Cronulla Sharks and deregistered by the NRL following a lewd image of him going viral, penned a three-year deal with the French club last month. The ... Read More »

Oldfield: We didn’t want the fairytale to end

Michael-Oldfield

Catalan winger Michael Oldfield has revealed his disappointment at the Dragons being knocked out by St Helens last Thursday night, but he believes the club will be stronger next season. Saints prevailed 30-12 at Langtree Park to end the French side’s season, after they had beaten both Leeds and Huddersfield away from home. “I’m very disappointed with the game and ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons appoint Monaghan as assistant

Michael Monaghan

Catalans Dragons have appointed former Warrington Wolves player Michael Monaghan as assistant to Laurent Frayssinous on a two-year contract. The Warrington co-captain, who played his last game against Wigan last week, has just hung up his boots and will take on a new role in the Catalans coaching staff next season. “I’m extremely excited to begin my coaching career at ... Read More »

RFL agrees to register Todd Carney

Todd-Carney-Cronulla

The RFL Board of Directors has conditionally agreed to accept the registration of Australian player Todd Carney as a player with Super League club Catalan Dragons. The Board met last Monday to consider the application following what it described as “a detailed and considered process that involved interviews with Catalans Dragons officials, the player’s agent and the National Rugby League in ... Read More »

“A lot of controversial points”, says Laurent Frayssinous

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Catalan Dragons head coach Laurent Frayssinous admitted after their defeat to St Helens that there were “a lot” of controversial points during the game, but he says he won’t waste any time on things he can’t control. Frayssinous pointed to the try that put St Helens 18-6 up as a key moment, as well as the moment when Tommy Makinson ... Read More »

Saints go through to Old Trafford

St Helens proved too strong for Catalan Dragons tonight at Langtree Park, winning 30-12 to go through to the Grand Final at Old Trafford in nine days time. Saints could have taken a two-point lead early in the game, when they earned a penalty conceded by Greg Mounis on Mark Flanagan, but Mark Percival couldn’t kick the goal. The Dragons ... Read More »

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 »

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