Catalans Dragons regroup as 16 gamers return from worldwide responsibility – | Rugby League Categorical


Catalans Dragons will collect the clans this week after an unprecedented 16 senior gamers took half in worldwide fixtures over the weekend.

Coach Steve McNamara will regroup his squad in preparation for Sunday’s Tremendous League conflict away to Castleford Tigers.

“We had twelve gamers within the French worldwide squad, three gamers within the England squad and one within the abroad squad,” stated McNamara.

McNamara is now sweating on the health of two of his senior gamers after prop Jordan Dezaria and halfback Arthur Mourgue limped out of Sunday’s France v Wales Worldwide in Albi.

Mourgue left the sector at half-time as a precaution after showing to wreck the ankle that saved him out of motion for eight weeks earlier this season.

Dezaria was seen on crutches on the stadium and McNamara will await medical evaluation this week on his two gamers.

McNamara has made no secret of his mission to convey younger French gamers by the ranks at Stade Gilbert Brutus and he believes choice for French responsibility was a value price paying for the continued enchancment of juniors on the Dragons.

France nationwide coach Laurent Frayssinous admitted that he was grateful for the work carried out at Catalans, and extra lately Toulouse Olympique.

He stated, “I’ve to thank Steve and Sylvain (Houles) and their golf equipment for his or her pleasant {and professional} method to this.

“The standard of the connection we’ve with the 2 French Tremendous League golf equipment permits French Rugby League to maneuver in the correct path.”

The advantages {of professional} teaching of younger French gamers was felt in Cumbria final week when the Dragons agreed to permit two first-team fringe gamers to affix championship aspect Whitehaven on a month-long mortgage.

César Rougé, a 19-year-old half-back, and 23-year-old second rower/centre Corentin Le Cam will spend an preliminary 4 weeks on the Recreation Floor.

In the meantime Catalans have secured the companies of NRL recruit Tyrone Might for one more season.

Initially signed from 2021 Grand Closing winners Penrith Panthers on a one-year-deal, Might has agreed to remain in Perpignan for a second season.

The 25-year-old Australian has been spectacular to date for the Dragons, taking part in in a wide range of positions in each fixture to date this season.

He stated: “It was a simple choice to remain right here on this group. It’s an amazing atmosphere with nice individuals and constant followers.

“I can’t thank everybody sufficient for making me really feel welcome as quickly as I arrived. I want to thank particularly Bernard Guasch, Alex Chan and Steve McNamara for giving me alternative to be right here within the first place and supply me the possibility to remain right here once more.

“Hopefully I can repay the favour by my efficiency on the sector and the way I carry myself off the sector.”

Coach McNamara added, “Tyrone has been glorious for us after his preliminary arrival on a one-year deal and we’re delighted he has agreed prolong his keep. His versatility is a large asset for us and he’s including actual high quality wherever he performs.”

The brand new deal for Might adopted sizzling on the heel of one other extension by Les Dracs with England Knights second rower Matt Whitley agreeing a brand new two-year contract.

The 26-year-old joined the membership from the Widnes Vikings in 2019 and has scored 28 tries in 71 appearances for the Dragons.

McNamara stated, “Matt has been an amazing addition to us since his arrival and he continues to develop and impress as a younger man and a participant. We’re delighted he has agreed a brand new contract.”

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