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France Academy U18s 35-34 England Academy U18s

16 May 2015 - 05:24 PM

If anything convinced me about the presence of Catalans Dragons in Super League it was this effort this afternoon in Carcassonne. A dozen Dragons Academy lads against the cream across the Channel. 12 points behind after just a couple of minutes it looked like a massacre to happen. But did the French dig in.


Behind at the break 20-22 but with a strong wind behind dominated the second period; it was only a couple of opportunistic scores that got England back infront but a penalty goal sealed it at the death for France. Well deserved. A definate statement for sure.Something moved today.

Catalans Dragons Omnisports

02 April 2015 - 10:30 AM

Looks like the Dragons are keen to expand their foot print locally too by adopting the local soccer club OC Perpignan to their brand from next season. It sounds like a good idea to put more sporting entities under their umbrella as long as its managed well. Its a popular phenomena over here - PSG did it of course with SL earlier and still today with Handball. Of course the club has grown this year already with the U19s Academy side and the Wheelchair Rugby set up hugely successful.


French Update

31 March 2015 - 11:13 AM

Below the end of season championship play offs schedule kicking off Easter weekend. As expected no 2nd tier sides made the cut. Champions Toulouse though have to wait 5 weeks without a game before the semi finals as they missed out on qualification for the Lord Derby Cup Final. This game to be played in Carcassonne Saturday week between the Dragons reserve side St Esteve and FC Lezignan.


Elsewhere hear that South Africa appear to have pulled out of their game against France A at Albi. Instead the Tricolour hopefuls will play Serbia in Perpignan on the 22nd May.



Spreading the Word

27 March 2015 - 12:51 PM

Eurostar staff peep at Catalans & London Broncos programmes ahead of weekends clashes in Perpignan & the capital. Every little helps. Blake Solly anticipating too the Dragons playing a game in Paris in 2016.


France A

12 March 2015 - 12:37 PM

They've picked the following squad to prepare for the game against South Africa at Albi in May. All selected from the Elite 1 comp. Renaud Guigue the Avignon coach in charge. Like the idea. A young group. The team to play in the Autumn to come from full time professionals either at the Dragons or playing across the Channel


1          ADER Bastien                            TOULOUSE OLYMPIQUE XIII

2          AMBERT Thomas                       ST ESTEVE XIII CATALAN

3          BONNET Guillaume                    SO AVIGNON XIII

4          BOURREL Alexandre                  XIII LIMOUXIN

5          BOURREL Pierre Louis                AS CARCASSONNE XIII

6          BOUZINAC Charles                     FC LEZIGNAN XIII

7          BOYER Clément                         TOULOUSE OLYMPIQUE XIII

8          CANET Bastien                          AS CARCASSONNE XIII

9          CARRERE Anthony                     FC LEZIGNAN XIII

10        DECARNIN Aurélien                   VILLENEUVE XIII

11        ESCAMILLA Alexis                      AS CARCASSONNE XIII

12        ESCAMILLA Bastien                    AS CARCASSONNE XIII

13        GIGOT Tony                             SO AVIGNON XIII


15        GUASCH David                          PALAU XIII BRONCOS

16        GUASCH Joan                           ST ESTEVE XIII CATALAN

17        HEROLD Maxime                       XIII LIMOUXIN

18        JULLIEN Benjamin                     SO AVIGNON XIII

19        KRIOUACHE Mourad                  TOULOUSE OLYMPIQUE XIII

20        MARIA Loïc                               VILLENEUVE XIII

21        MASSELOT Samy                        TOULOUSE OLYMPIQUE XIII

22        MAUREL Tony                           TOULOUSE OLYMPIQUE XIII

23        MILOUDI Hakim                         ST ESTEVE XIII CATALAN

24        NAVARRETE Romain                  ST ESTEVE XIII CATALAN

25        PEREZ Ugo                                ST ESTEVE XIII CATALAN

26        POURRET Romain                      SO AVIGNON XIII

27        ROBIN Stanislas                         ST ESTEVE XIII CATALAN

28        SOUBEYRAS Clément                  AS CARCASSONNE XIII

29        SPRINGER Gadwin                     ST ESTEVE XIII CATALAN

30        TORT Benjamin                        FC LEZIGNAN XIII

31        YESA Valentin                           TOULOUSE OLYMPIQUE XIII