Catalans sign Luke Walsh on one-year deal

Catalans Dragons have announced the signing of Luke Walsh on a one-year contract for the 2017 season.

Walsh, who has played in the NRL for both Newcastle and Penrith, joins after three years in England with St Helens, where he made 48 appearances.

“I am very excited to be linking up with Catalans,” Walsh said. “The guys are pulling together a very good side and I’m expecting big things at the Dragons in 2017.”

Christophe Jouffret, CEO of the club added: “Leaders are always crucial parts in a team. And around Richie Myler, Thomas Bosc ans Lucas Albert, it was necessary to enlist an experienced player who will quickly melt into the group. We wanted, emphasize Luke’s experience in NRL and more recently with St Helens in the Super League. He demonstrated leadership abilities and will be a major asset to our team in 2017.”