Catalans sign Matty Smith

Catalans Dragons have confirmed the signing of Matty Smith on a two-year contract. The former England international and St Helens scrum-half, 31, is the second recruit of Steve McNamara for 2019. “I’m extremely excited to have signed for the Catalans Dragons,” said Smith. “After listening to Steve McNamara, hearing his plans and the club’s ambitions for the future, I felt…

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Catalans v Warrington: Three key battles which could decide the final

Josh Drinkwater v Tyrone Roberts Catalans scrum-half Josh Drinkwater has been a revelation since joining the club midway through this season – and he will be instrumental to any hopes the Dragons have of winning the cup on Saturday. On the opposite side, Tyrone Roberts hasn’t quite hit the heights Wolves fans hoped he would: but he will be intent…

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Kevin Brown admits standards slipped at Warrington prior to Price’s arrival

As he aims to win his first piece of major silverware this weekend at Wembley, Warrington half-back Kevin Brown has revealed just how far below the standards he expected the Wolves were before Steve Price rejuvenated the club this year. Brown joined Warrington at the start of last season, with the club having come narrowly close to becoming Super League…

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France President Emmanuel Macron writes letter of support for Catalans ahead of cup final

“All of France is behind you!” That’s the message from French President Emmanuel Macron, who has written to the Dragons in a letter of support ahead of their appearance in Saturday’s Challenge Cup final. French newspaper L’Independent reported that Dragons fan Gérard Mauréta sent the President a letter after the team’s semi-final victory in Bolton, pointing out the stadium’s former name…

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McNamara praises Catalans fans for making ‘huge efforts’ to get to Wembley

Catalans coach Steve McNamara has praised the club’s supporters for the efforts they are making to get across the Channel and get to Wembley for this Saturday’s Challenge Cup final. Around 3,000 Dragons fans are expected to be in London for the final – despite August traditionally being a notoriously-difficult month for travel. The month of August in France is…

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Wigan hammer Catalans in Perpignan

Wigan were far too strong for the Catalans Dragons on Saturday at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, cruising to a 6-35 victory after leading 0-18 at half-time. The Warriors took the lead quickly when Joe Greenwood scored the first of his two tries, and by half-time they had added two more tries from former Dragons star Morgan Escare, with Sam Tomkins…

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Wolves hammer weakened Catalans

Warrington Wolves were far too strong  for their Challenge Cup Final opponents Catalans Dragons, defeating their weakened opponents 56-6 with a hat-trick of tries from winger Tom Lineham. With an eye on Wembley, Catalans coach Steve McNamara rested a host of players from the team that beat St Helens in the Cup semi-finals, including Sam Moa, Louis Anderson, Julian Bousquet,…

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Catalans secure safety with Salford victory

Catalans Dragons winger Fouad Yaha scored four tries to equal the Catalans match record as the French club secured its place in the top eight with a convincing 44-10 victory over Salford Red Devils at the Stade Gilbert Brutus today. The Dragons always looked comfortable, scoring first-half tries from Yaha, Josh Drinkwater, Jason Baitieri, Kenny Edwards and Yaha again, with…

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