Catalans sign Matt Whitley

Catalans Dragons have announced the signing of Matt Whitley on a two-year deal from Widnes Vikings, as first revealed on on Thursday.

The promising back-row forward is currently down under with the England Knights on their tour of Papua New Guinea and is thrilled to be joining the current holders of the Challenge Cup.

“I am thrilled to have signed for the Dragons and I am very much looking forward to getting to the club meeting the boys and really getting stuck into my new challenge,” said Whitley.

“Having met Steve, it is apparent that his goal is to win trophies and this is very much something I would like to do.”

Meanwhile, Catalans Head Coach Steve McNamara is looking forward to working with his new signing.

“Matt is an exciting addition to our squad.  He is young, ambitious and a player that is prepared to work hard to achieve success. He plays both 2nd row and centre and this adds more depth, quality and competition to our squad.”