Brayden Wiliame departs Catalans

Catalans Dragons have confirmed the departure of Brayden Wiliame as he prepares for a move to the NRL.

The outside back is set to take up a contract with St George Illawarra Dragons after Catalans confirmed his departure.

In three years with the club, he scored 30 tries in 72 appearances.

“First of all I want to thank Bernard and the coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to come to the Dragons back in 2017,” he said.

“It’s been an experience I’ll cherish forever. Thank you to the members and fans for the endless support the past three years. And lastly to the players and families, thank you for making my family and I feel welcome from the start.

Steve McNamara added: “Whilst we are very disappointed that Brayden will leave our club immediately, he does so with our full support.

“We completely understand his reasons for asking for the release and the opportunity which he has in front of him for both himself and his family. Brayden will be a big loss to our team, his commitment and development as a player at Catalans has been a pleasure to see and he will always be remembered as a player who gave his all in every game. We wish him and his family well for the future.

“Our search for a replacement will begin and we will look domestically in France, England and the Southern Hemisphere for the right player.”