7 awards for the Dragons in the League Express


This weekly edition of League Express has revealed reader's poll for the Rugby League 2021 campaign to pay tribute to those who have made their mark last season.

Catalans Dragons have been well represented with 7 individual awards.

Player of the Year : Sam Tomkins (70.9%)

Coach of the Year : Steve McNamara (64.3%)

Mature player of the Year : James Maloney (58.9%)

Club captain of the Year : Benjamin Garcia (50.9%)

Best domestic newcomer in 2021 : Arthur Mourgue (58.3%)

Best overseas newcomer in 2021 : Dean Whare (43.5%)

Player who will be most missed in 2022 : James Maloney (54.5%)

6 Catalans players (Sam Tomkins, Tom Davies, James Maloney, Josh Drinkwater, Mike McMeeken et Benjamin Garcia) have also been named in the League Express Team of the Year by the newspaper readers.

French Rugby League has been honoured as the Dragons and Toulouse recevived many awards. Toulouse Olympique, which will play next season in Super League, has been elected Club of the Year 2021, ahead of the Dragons and St Helens. Sylvain Houles also won the Championship Coach of the Year and club captain Johnathon Ford has been voted the best player in the Championship by League Express readers.