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Catalan Dragons sign Willie Tonga

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Catalans Dragons have signed Willie Tonga on a two-year deal from the start of the 2015 season. The 30-year-old Queensland and Kangaroos representative, who is currently playing at Parramatta Eels, has made 179 NRL appearances and scored 79 tries. “I’m really satisfied to be able to announce the addition of Willie to our squad for the next two seasons,” coach ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons coach signs new deal

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Catalans Dragons head coach Laurent Frayssinous has signed a new two year contract with the club. The former Dragons player and France international joined the coaching staff after hanging up his boots in 2007, but will now remain head coach after guiding Catalan to what looks like a top eight finish in Super League this season. Frayssinous said : “I’m ... Read More »

Opinion: Pryce is signing Hull FC have lacked for years

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In recent years, Hull FC’s transfer history can ultimately be described as hit-and-miss – and that is almost being generous. For every Gareth Ellis – a signing that has taken Super League by storm and been a resounding success – there is ultimately a Brett Seymour, a signing that has seriously flattered to deceive. With their recent track record of ... Read More »

I considered Bradford Bulls move, says Pryce

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Leon Pryce admits he was tempted by the possibility of a return to Bradford Bulls, but admits the security over Hull FC’s Super League status was a big lure in him opting for East Yorkshire, rather than West. Pryce penned a deal with Lee Radford’s men earlier this week, despite strong interest from the Bulls over an emotional return to ... Read More »

Duo of Super League stars suspended

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Two Super League stars have received suspensions from tonight’s (Tuesday) disciplinary hearing at the RFL, after incidents in last Saturday’s Catalan Dragons v St Helens clash. Both Eloi Pelissier and Alex Walmsley have picked up one match bans after being hit with the same charge – a Grade B striking offence. That means they are to miss their side’s next ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls fans deserve more, says Leon Pryce

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Catalan Dragons star Leon Pryce insists Bradford Bulls fans do not deserve to be in the Championship should the worst happen this season, as he gears up to face his hometown club for potentially the last time as a Dragon. Pryce won every domestic honour in the game with the Bulls before leaving for St Helens in 2006, and he ... Read More »

‘Scrappy’ Catalan Dragons must improve, says Pryce

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Catalan Dragons star Leon Pryce admits his side have to improve quickly if they are to finish the season with a flourish, despite them moving into the top eight with a victory over London Broncos. Pryce used the word “scrappy” to sum up his side’s performance on several occasions, and believes that if they don’t clean up their act in ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons were complacent, says head coach

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Catalan Dragons head coach Laurent Frayssinous believes his side were incredibly complacent in the opening game of Magic Weekend, as they edged past bottom club London Broncos by the narrowest of margins. The Dragons were far from their best, but a slender 24-22 win moved them into the top eight of the competition for the first time this season. However, ... Read More »

Scott Dureau applauds Magic Weekend concept

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Catalan Dragons half-back Scott Dureau believes the upcoming Magic Weekend is something that the English game should be applauded for – admitting he is a huge fan of the unique concept. Dureau – who is still sidelined with an arm injury – described the concept as “fantastic”, and admits there is no other sport that could replicate the Magic Weekend ... Read More »

Match preview: Warrington Wolves v Catalan Dragons

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An out-of-sorts Warrington side will be looking to avoid another shock defeat tonight, as they take on a resurgent Catalan Dragons live in front of the Sky cameras. After coming up short against relegation-threatened Bradford last time out, they will desperate to start heading up the table by beating the French outfit at the Halliwell Jones Stadium The big news ... Read More »