Dragons confirm player departures
Several players are leaving the club at the end of the season.
If Greg Bird’s decision to hang up his boots has been made official earlier in the season, three other players will not wear the Catalans Dragons jersey in 2020.
Jodie Broughton will join Halifax next season. The winger, who arrived in the South of France in 2016, will return home to England after 4 seasons with the Dragons, having scored 34 tries in 48 games.
Kenny Edwards will also leave the club. He joined the club mid-season in 2018 and scored 10 tries in 32 games.
Tony Gigot will also continue his career in an other club. The French International, who came back to the Dragons in 2015 after a first spell from 2010 to 2011, did not accept the Marquee player contract offered by the club. The Catalans fullback, who became the first French player to win the Lance Todd Trophy, scored 44 tries and 298 points in 130 Super League games with the Dragons.
Steve McNamara said: “Tony will go down in history as the first ever French player to win the Lance Todd Trophy for his performance in the Challenge Cup Final. His performance in that game has inspired many young French players to chase their dream and follow in his footsteps.”
“Greg retires from the sport having made Perpignan his second home away from Australia. He made a promise in 2009 to return to the club and stayed true to that promise. He has made a massive contribution to rugby league on both sides of the world during his illustrious career.”
“Kenny joined us midway through 2018 and his impact on the team’s performance was immediate. He played a huge role in our fight to make the top 8 and was hugely influential in our Challenge Cup success.”
“Jodie’s time at the Dragons has unfortunately been disrupted by injuries. But his contribution and positive impact on our club should not be underestimated. He is very popular within all parts of our organisation and has been a role model for all.”
“I would sincerely like to thank all four players for their contribution to the Catalans Dragons. It’s been a great pleasure to work with all of them and I wish them all the best in their future careers.”