the club formalizes the departure of 9 players at the end of the 2022 season

If the departures of Sam Kasiano, Gil Dudson and Joe Chan were recorded during the season, others have just been formalized. 6 other players, who were coming to the end of their contract, will not be extended by the club.

Arrived during the 2019 season, Sam Kasiano will not have taken long before being talked about in the Super League. Quickly becoming one of the Catalan public’s favorite players, his performances earned him a place in the Super League Dream Team last season. Author of 83 matches in the Catalan jersey, the New Zealand pillar will wear the colors of Warrington next season.

He will be joined by Gil Dudson who also takes charge of Wolves. Artisan of the magnificent course of blood and gold until Old Trafford last year, the Welsh player will have participated in 39 games with the Dragons in two seasons spent at the club.

The departure of Joe Chan was also confirmed last April. The young Catalan forward has signed up with NRL club Melbourne. Trained at the club, he made his Super League debut last season. Author of 8 tries in 29 games, he is about to discover the Australian championship at only 20 years old.

After five seasons at the club, Benjamin Julien will not be a Dragon next year. After making his Super League debut with Warrington, the French second line joined Catalonia in 2018. For his first season, he won the Challenge Cup at Wembley by being decisive in opening the score for the Dragons. He has scored 16 tries in 87 games since his debut for the club.

Arrived in 2018 as Benjamin Jullien, Samisoni Langi also leaves the club. The Tongan center was able to convince the Catalan public as soon as it arrived in Perpignan. A real offensive asset for the Dragons during these five years, he scored no less than 26 tries in 107 games in the Catalan jersey. A major element of the Challenge Cup victory in his first season, he was also decisive last season in allowing the club to afford the first Super League final in its history.

The departure of Dean War is also confirmed. Arrived at the club last season from Penrith, the New Zealand center had been instrumental in the exceptional course of the Dragons last year. Regular in his performances, he will have participated in 38 Super League matches in two years.

All three from the Catalan formation, Corentin Le Cam, Mathieu Cozza and Roman Franco have not been extended by the club. Author of 11 professional matches, Corentin Le Cam made his debut on the lawn of St Helens last season. Mathieu Cozza has participated in 10 matches with the blood and gold including 5 Super League matches over the past two months. Romain Franco has played 7 games with the Dragons. The young French winger had also scored a try during his first Super League match on the lawn of Hull KR.

Steve McNamara said: “We will always remember the importance of Samisoni Langi and Benjamin Jullien in obtaining the first title in the history of the club during this Challenge Cup final in 2018. They will always have a place in our history. Sam Kasiano, Gil Dudson and Joe Chan all played major roles in winning the League Leaders’ Shield and reaching the Super League final. Corentin Le Cam, Romain Franco and Mathieu Cozza were all trained at the club and were important in the squad. They now need to play regularly in the first team to continue their development. It has been a pleasure to work with all of these players and we wish them the best for the future.”

The club would like to thank them and wish them good luck for the rest of their careers.

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