Casty to captain Catalans

Drew Darbyshire

Rémi Casty will continue his role as captain of the Catalans Dragons this season.

The 32-year-old will captain the Dragons in his 12th season with the Perpignan club, after making a total of 239 appearances so far.

He spent a season with the Sydney Roosters in the NRL back in 2014, playing 12 games, but returned to his native France the following season.

Casty has also been a stalwart in the France national side since making his debut in 2004, playing 20 games for his country.

On being named captain, he said: “I’m once again really proud to be the captain of this team.

“It’s an important role to me and it’s a huge honour to represent the club. The quality of this team – both on and off the field – makes my job easier.”

Steve McNamara, Catalans head coach, said: “Rémi will continue to captain our club for 2018.

“Whilst we have many experienced players and leaders within our team, Rémi is the logicial choice.

“His work within our organisation – both on and off the field – whilst I have been here has been exemplary.”