Catalans sign Glenn Stewart
Catalans Dragons are pleased to announce the signing of Glenn Stewart on a three-year contract from the start of the 2016 season.
Looking ahead to joining the club, he said, “I'm very excited about the opportunity to play in the Super League with a great club like Catalans Dragons. I'm really looking forward to this new challenge and I hope to win some titles with the Dragons. The time is right for my family and me to experience something new in another country. It is a great place to live and I am looking forward to being part of the French lifestyle.”
Stewart, 31, started his career in 2003 at Manly. He joined the Rabbitohs in 2015 after 12 successful seasons with the Sea Eagles which saw him represent his state and his country, as well as win the Clive Churchill Medal for man-of-the-match in 2011 Grand Final.
This experienced back rower with great skills and strong defense made more than 200 NRL appearances.
Catalans Dragons Headcoach Laurent Frayssinous commented: "I’m delighted that Glenn has chosen to join us from next season. We were looking for an experienced player to complete our pack for next season and it’s a great news for the club that we were able to attract a player of Glenn’s calibre. He will bring his qualities in attack and defence. He will also bring his experience at the very top level to the club along with his leadership skills. He is a true competitor who competes for victory every time he steps on the field.”
Catalans Dragons CEO Christophe Jouffret concluded : “The ambitions of a club can be measured by the quality of recruitment of players. Our earlier announcements of quality players shows our ambitions while today's announcement of Glenn Stewart demonstrates our desire to build a strong and experienced squad to achieve our goals. Glenn Stewart will add quality to our squad. We are already looking forward the 2016 Super League season.”
Date of Birth: 11 January, 1984
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 105 kg
Position: Second Row, Lock
Rep. Honours: Australia (2008-10) : 5 tests | New South Wales (2009,2011-12) : 5 games | NSW Country (2008, 2010-11) : 3 games
Honours : NRL Premiers : 2008, 2011
Previous Clubs: Manly Sea Eagles, South Sydney Rabbitohs
NRL Debut: Brisbane Broncos v Manly Sea Eagles, 26/07/2003
NRL Stats: Manly Sea Eagles (2003-14) : 185 appearances, 27 tries | South Sydney Rabbitohs (2015) : 17 appearances
Individual Honours : 2008 : Dally M Second Rower Of The Year, 2011 : Clive Churchill Medal