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Catalan Dragons lose another key player

Ian Henderson. ©RLPhotos

Catalan Dragons hooker Ian Henderson broke his radius (forearm) against Leeds last Friday and is set for 10-12 weeks on the sidelines. The former Bradford and Sydney Roosters forward, 30, sustained the injury during the first half of his side’s home defeat to the Rhinos and underwent surgery soon after. Henderson is the ninth Catalan player to be ruled out ... Read More »

Match report: Catalan Dragons 12-40 Leeds Rhinos


In a Nutshell The Rhinos led most of the way and were never in danger against the winless Catalan Dragons How it unfolded Leeds Rhinos were far too strong for an injury-hit Catalan Dragons at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, winning 12-40, with two tries from winger Ryan Hall leading the way. And yet the Dragons took an early lead and ... Read More »

Match preview: Catalan Dragons V Leeds Rhinos


Kick-off 8pm, Friday February 28. On Sky Sports at 10pm. The Dragons, who have not been in the best of form so far in 2014, are on home soil for the first time this season so have a real chance of finally turning it around. Though without talismanic half-back Scott Dureau, Julian Bosquet (suspended), Olivier Elima (suspended), Louis Anderson (not ... Read More »

Dragons need to clean up their act, says Powell

Castleford coach Daryl Powell. ©RLPhotos

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has criticised Catalan Dragons’ on-field discipline following Julian Bosquet’s four-match ban for a cannonball tackle on Tigers full-back Jordan Tansey on Sunday. “It was a pretty horrendous tackle,” Powell said. “He’s fired himself into Tansey’s legs. There is just no place for that in the game. “He’s a big man to be firing in tackles like ... Read More »

Louis Anderson happy to be back in France


Catalan Dragons back-rower – and former New Zealand international – Louis Anderson has returned to France following time at home for ‘personal reasons’. The 28-year-old said: “I’m happy to be back in France. “I needed to be close to my family and I feel a lot better now. I’m really looking forward to getting back to training with the boys. ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons hit with injuries and suspension


Catalan Dragons playmaker Scott Dureau has been ruled out for four months after rupturing a tendon in his bicep during Sunday’s defeat to Castleford. The Australian, 27, who won the 2012 Albert Goldthorpe medal, undergoes surgery in France today. Young winger Damien Cardace also picked up a knock against the Tigers and will miss at least one match with an ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 32-6 Catalan Dragons

Oliver Holmes crashes into Ben Pomeroy.  ©RLPhotos

In a nutshell Castleford Tigers convincingly brushed aside Catalan Dragons to maintain their perfect record in 2014 and go to the top of Super League. The story of the game First half Justin Carney crosses first in 8th minute after gathering a high Sneyd kick that floated in the wind; Dixon misses conversion; Cas apply pressure and nearly score but ... Read More »

Olivier Elima banned for four matches

Olivier Elima. ©RLPhotos

Catalan Dragons forward Olivier Elima has been banned for four matches after being found guilty of dangerous play. The France captain was put on report in last week’s clash at Hull FC when he appeared to twist the leg of hooker Aaron Heremaia upon completion of a tackle. He was charged by the RFL’s match-review panel with a grade D ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons worried over trio’s future


Catalan Dragons president Bernard Guasch has admitted in the French press that his side have some worries over the immediate futures of key players Louis Anderson, Scott Dureau and Brent Webb. All three missed Friday’s defeat at Hull FC and, according to the comments of the Dragons’ president, look set to miss forthcoming fixtures including Sunday’s encounter at Castleford. “Louis ... Read More »

Brent Webb in Catalan squad for Widnes friendly

Brent Webb Rugby League

Catalans Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous has named a strong squad for Saturday’s friendly against Widnes Vikings. The French outfit are set to field almost all of their big names, including seasoned New Zealand full-back Brent Webb (pictured), Bradford Bulls legend Leon Pryce, and new signing Jeff Lima, who joined from South Sydney Rabbitohs in the off-season. The 20-squad Catalans squad ... Read More »