Elima to leave Catalans

Olivier Elima, the former captain of France, has announced that he will leave the Catalans Dragons at the end of the season.

The 33-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has decided to leave the club after returning for a second spell in 2013.

Elima captained France at the 2013 World Cup and has made over 250 Super League appearances this season.

“A big thank you to all those who, from near and far, have supported me in this adventure with the Catalans Dragons for 7 years, an adventure which will end this year,” Elima posted on Facebook.

“Great moments, lower … But a lot of beautiful memories that will remain engraved in my memory, smells, emotions, laughter and also complicated times.

“The camaraderie changing rooms is unique, the stories of each other … This daily life in Gilbert Brutus will miss it. When one door closes, another opens and I’m kind of positive, so I’m anxious to see what the future holds. I’ll still keep my crampons for a while! A big thank you to all, hoping one day to see this club champion of Super League. “