Bosc steps down as Catalans skipper

Catalans coach Trent Robinson has revealed that Thomas Bosc will not captain the club in 2011.

Robinson, who replaced Kevin Walters at the end of the 2010 season, said that the France international had agreed to stand down as the Dragons skipper.

The former Sydney Roosters assistant confirmed that he had not yet decided who would replace Bosc.  

“Thomas doesn’t feel it’s his position and I don’t feel it’s his position,” said Robinson.

“He’s definitely a leader but he’s more of a free spirit and I want him to concentrate on his football without the extra pressure.

“We’ve got a leadership group and, by round one, we will have decided on one captain or a couple of captains.”

Bosc is currently recovering from knee surgery and is not expected to be fit until round six of the 2011 engage Super League season. 

French youngster Tony Gigot is in line to replace Bosc, although Robinson confirmed that he had several options.

Ben Farrar and Setaimata Sa have both played five-eighth in the NRL and we try to give young Tony more experience and a chance to develop,” he said.

“Thomas is obviously a great player so he’s a bit of a loss but it’s something we’ve known about for a while.”

The Dragons are eager to improve on a disastrous 2010 campaign that saw the club finish bottom of the competition.

Robinson has brought in ten new faces so far and revealed that he is keen to bring in at least one more player.  

“We’ve still got a quota spot available and there is a need for an outside back,” he said. 

“We’re still looking but we’re not going to rush.”

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