Catalans have nine overseas players, but are not breaking the rules, RFL confirms


Following a recent allegation by Salford Red Devils Chairman Marwan Koukash, the RFL has confirmed that the Catalans Dragons have nine overseas players, but they are not breaching the rules in relation to the overseas quota or non-Federation trained players.

The details will be published in Monday’s League Express and will demonstrate how the Catalans have avoided breaching the RFL’s regulations.

Paul Aiton, Todd Carney, Justin Horo, Krisnan Inu, Willie Mason, Glenn Stewart, Dave Taylor, Louis Anderson and Pat Richards comprise their overseas contingent, but only five of them are on the overseas quota and seven of them are non-Federation trained players, which means that the Dragons comply with all the RFL regulations on overseas players.

Koukash questioned how the Catalans have managed to get their squad registered under the quota last week, which instigated a war of words between Koukash and Catalans chairman Bernard Guasch.

You can link to the online edition of League Express on Sunday evening by clicking here.