Catalans sign Rémi Casty
Catalans Dragons have signed today Rémi Casty on a four-year deal from the start of the 2015 season.
The club found an agreement with the Sydney Roosters to release the former Catalans captain from his current contract at the end of this season.
The France International prop, who has be named in the 2012 Super League Dream Team, will be back for the Tenth season of the Club in the Super League.
Rémi Casty said : “It was a tough decision to leave the NRL but I couldn’t refuse the contract offered by the Dragons.”
“The club has great ambitions for next year, the tenth season of the Dragons in the Super League, and it’s great to be back and to be a part of that.”
“To play in the NRL is something I've always wanted to do since I started playing rugby but I also always dreamed to lift a trophy with the Dragons.”
“I’m really proud to come back in my club.”
“The Dragons are playing really well in the play-offs and I hope they can reach their first Super League Grand Final. I’ll be their first fan on Thursday night.”
Casty, 29, made 155 Super League appearances and scored 18 tries before heading to the NRL.
He made this year 9 NRL appearances and scored 2 tries for the Roosters, winning the Minor Premiership Title and the World Club Challenge.
Catalans Dragons headcoach said : “I’m really satisfied to sign Rémi Casty.”
“He will bring us his on-field qualities and his leadership and charism both on and off the field.”
“He played in one of the best team in the world this season and he will share his experience to the team.”
Catalans Chairman Bernard Guasch added : « We are really proud and happy to announce the signing of Rémi Casty.”
“His comeback at the club is a great news.”
“He is an example on and off the field and he is the leader we missed this season.”
“We have great ambitions for our tenth season in Super League and we will complete the strong squad we have this season with the signings of Rémi, Todd Carney and Willie Tonga.”
Date of Birth: 5 February ,1985
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 100 kg
Rep. Honours: France (2004 – 2013) : 19 Tests, 1 tries
Previous Clubs: Catalans Dragons, Sydney Roosters
NRL Debut: London Broncos vs Catalans Dragons, 14 April 2006
NRL Stats : Catalans Dragons (2006-2013) : 163 appearances, 18 tries | Sydney Roosters (2014) : 12 appearances, 2 tries
Individual achievements : Dream Team 2012, Player of the Year & Players’ Player of the Year awards (2012 – 2013)