Full-time deal for Perez and Margalet


Catalans Dragons have signed back rower Ugo Perez and loose forward Thibaut Margalet on a full-time contract.

Perez and Margalet are both products of the club reserve team Saint-Estève XIII Catalan.

Perez, 20, has been rewarded for his great season in the French Championship by a selection with France’A’ last month and has signed a three-year contract with the club.

Margalet, 22, has previously made 2 Super League appearances with the Dragons since his debut in 2013. The young loose forward agreed a one-and-a-half-year deal.

Ugo Perez said: “It’s an honour to sign this contract.”

“It’s a dream come true and it’s above all the reward for all the efforts done.”

 “It’s my hometown club and I’m really proud to commit with the Dragons.”

Margalet commented: “I’m really happy to sign this contact.”

“I have worked really hard to bounce back after several injuries over the last two years.”

“It’s a great reward for me.”

Catalans Dragons CEO Christophe Jouffret said: “We are delighted that Ugo and Thibaut have signed their first professional contract.”

“It’s important for us as a club to produce homegrown players and we are proud to keep them at the Dragons.”

“Both have a bright future ahead of them and I look forward to seeing them continue to develop.”

 “It’s a great achievement for all the people involved in our Youth development system.”

“They are doing a great job and Ugo and Thibaut are the result of the hard work done from the early stages to the Dragons.”