18 Dragons to play in the World Cup


18 Catalans Dragons players will make the trip to England to play in the Rugby League World Cup from October, 15 to November, 19.

No Super League Club will be better represented during the World Cup than Catalans Dragons. The Club has 18 players named in the different squads. 

The Dragons are the second most represented team in the world, just behind Penrith Panthers. The two-time defending NRL champions have a total of 19 players who will be playing in the World Cup.

A majority of the Dragons players will represent France with 13 players named with ‘Les Bleus'.

Sam Tomkins, Micky McIlorum and Mike McMeeken have been selected in England squad. Sam Tomkins will captain the England side while Micky McIlorum will play his first World Cup with England after playing for Ireland in the previous edition.

Tyrone May has been called up with Samoa. He will face France and England in the Group A while Dylan Napa will be representing the Cook Islands for the second time after having already played the 2017 World Cup.

Siosiua Taukeiaho is also taking part in the World Cup. The Sydney Roosters prop, who will join the Dragons in 2023, will play for Tonga. He will play against Dylan Napa in the Group A.

Dragons players in the World Cup

Alrix Da Costa
Jordan Dezaria
Benjamin Garcia
Mickael Goudemand
Benjamin Jullien
Matthieu Laguerre
Samisoni Langi
Corentin Le Cam
Arthur Mourgue
Arthur Romano
César Rougé
Paul Séguier
Fouad Yaha

Micky McIlorum
Mike McMeeken
Sam Tomkins

Tyrone May

Cook Islands
Dylan Napa

Dragons players' fixtures

Group A

Saturday 15 October | 3.30pm CEST
Angleterre vs Samoa (St James' Park, Newcastle)

Monday 17 October | 8.30pm CEST
France vs Greece (Eco-Power Stadium, Doncaster)

Saturday 22 October | 6pm CEST
Angleterre vs France (University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton)

Sunday 23 October | 6pm CEST
Samoa vs Greece (Eco-Power Stadium, Doncaster)

Saturday 29 October | 3.30pm CEST
Angleterre vs Greece (Bramall Lane, Sheffield)

Sunday 30 October | 6pm CEST
Samoa vs France (Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington)

Group D

Wednesday 19 October | 8.30pm CEST
Pays de Galles vs Cook Islands (Leigh Sports Village, Leigh)

Tuesday 25 October | 8.30pm CEST
Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée vs Cook Islands (Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington)

Sunday 30 October | 3.30pm CEST
Tonga vs Cook Islands (Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough)