Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Catalan Dragons

In-form Escaré rewarded with new four-year Dragons deal

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Dragons full-back Morgan Escaré has today signed a new four-year deal with the Catalans that will keep him in the south of France until 2018. The 22-year-old scored 27 tries in 27 appearances last season, which broke the club’s record and gave him a real shot at a place in Super League’s Dream Team. Alas, Leeds’ Zak Hardaker was selected ... Read More »

Opinion: Be excited, not sceptical, by Todd Carney’s arrival

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After League Express reported on Monday that a deal to take Todd Carney to Catalan Dragons was nearing its completion, the club announced yesterday that they had reached an agreement with the half-back for him to play in Super League. Carney’s year has been anything but quiet – after being sacked by NRL side Cronulla Sharks after an off-field incident ... Read More »

Dragons coach slams Dream Team selection process

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Catalan boss Laurent Frayssinous has questioned the system used to select Super League’s Dream Team after it was confirmed yesterday that in-form Dragons full-back Morgan Escaré had been overlooked. The young French star, who was one try shy of topping the league’s scoring charts, was edged out by Rhinos sweeper Zak Hardaker in the media vote. Frayssinous told this week’s ... Read More »

Catalans table four-year deal for disgraced Todd Carney

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League Express understands a deal for Catalan Dragons to bring controversial Australian halfback Todd Carney to Super League is in the offing, after the Dragons confirmed they were in talks with the former Sydney and Cronulla star. Carney was sacked by the Sharks earlier this season for an off-field incident – the third time he has been let go in ... Read More »

Dragons end Tigers’ leadership dream

Catalan Dragons brought Castleford Tigers’ dreams of winning the League Leaders’ Shield to a cruel end in Perpignan on Saturday, subjecting the Tigers to a 28-6 defeat at the Stade Gilbert Brutus. The first 29 minutes of the game were evenly contested, with neither side finding it easy to break through in a game played in good conditions and fought ... Read More »

Is Todd Carney heading for Super League?

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Could one of the most controversial figures in the NRL be heading for Super League in 2015? It seems that way, as Catalan Dragons have confirmed they are in talks with Todd Carney over a potential move to Super League. The Dragons have confirmed they are in talks to strike up a deal to sign the talented 28-year-old, who has ... Read More »

Former Catalan Dragons player promoted to assistant

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Catalan Dragons have announced that ex-player Cyrille Gossard will take charge of the reserve team with immediate effect, after the departure of Steve Deakin from the Dragons setup last week. The Dragons announced last week that Deakin would return to England on compassionate grounds, opening up a spot on Laurent Frayssinous’ coaching staff. And Gossard – who played for the ... Read More »

Opinion: Could Club Call finally deliver at the final hurdle?

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If Rugby League has become at least mildly popular amongst the mainstream media for one thing in recent years, it is the game’s bravery when it comes to innovation. Granted, some of the things the game has trialled over the years haven’t exactly been a resounding success – think the World Club Challenge of 1997, for example – but some ... Read More »

Video highlights: Catalan Dragons v London Broncos

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Extensive video highlights from Saturday’s Super League round 25 clash between Catalan Dragons and London Broncos at the Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also ... Read More »

Catalans far too strong for London in Perpignan

Catalan Dragons coasted to an easy 46-4 victory over London Broncos this afternoon at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, after building up a 34-0 half-time lead. The Dragons scored eight tries, with Morgan Escaré picking up a first-half hat-trick while Daryl Millard touched down twice, and other tries were scored by Vincent Duport, Ben Pomeroy and Zeb Taia. Thomas Bosc added ... Read More »

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