Gigot turns down Wigan, Widnes and St Helens to stay with Catalans

Catalans Dragons have revealed that Tony Gigot has signed a new two-year contract with the club – and in doing so, has turned down three other Super League rivals including Wigan at St Helens.

Gigot will remain with the Dragons until the end of 2017 after committing to the club, with Dragons CEO Christophe Jouffret revealing he wanted to repay the loyalty Catalans have shown him.

“Tony has captured the imagination of the Brutus fans with some amazing performances for a player who hasn’t played at this level for a long time,” said Jouffret.

“Wigan, St Helens and Widnes tried to sign him but Tony wished to remain faithful to the Dragons who have shown their trust in him and helped him to revive his career. This is a strong testimony to our club to see such a player to commit to two seasons full of promise.”

“I’m really happy to have signed two years. It was my sole goal since I came back here to play as many matches and to prove my value and be able to get a contract,” said Gigot.

“ I am very happy that the club has been able to trust in me again and I know now that the hardest work is still to come and I have to be consistent in my performances over the next two years.”