Josh Drinkwater is again a Dragon

Catalans Dragons are pleased to announce the signing of Josh Drinkwater on a two-year contract.

The Australian scrum-half, 27, is back at the club after a season at Hull KR.

Josh Drinkwater said: “I am very happy to be returning to the club. Winning the challenge cup was a moment I won’t forget and hopefully we can have more moments like that. I’m excited to start the preseason with the boys and to run out again in front of the passionate Catalans fans.”

A former Manly Junior, Drinkwater made his NRL debut in 2013 and made four appearances for St George Illawarra Dragons before making the move to Super League side London Broncos.

The half-back then moved back to the NRL with the Tigers and came back in UK the year after joining Championship side Leigh in 2016 where he spent two seasons. In 2016, he signed a new three-year deal with the Centurions but, after their relegation, he moved back to Australia where he signed for the Western Suburbs Magpies.

He joined the Catalans Dragons mid season in 2018 and was a key player in the 2018 Challenge Cup success. But he left Perpignan at the end of the season and signed for Hull KR last year.

Catalans Dragons headcoach Steve McNamara said: “We are happy to welcome Josh back to the Dragons. He is a player who knows the team and the area really well after his previous time with us. Our club suits Josh and Josh suits our club, we look forward to the qualities both as a player and a person that we know he will bring.”


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Date of Birth : 15 June, 1992
Height : 178 cm
Weight : 89 kg
Position : Scrum-half
Debut : St-George Illawarra Dragons vs Newcastle Nkights, 7/04/2013
Previous Clubs : St George Illawarra Dragons, London Broncos, Wests Tigers, Leigh Centurions, Western Suburbs Magpies, Catalans Dragons, Hull KR