Catalans Dragons have re-signed France international Cesar Rouge to a new two-year contract with the club.
The new deal will see him remain at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium until the end of the 2024 season.
Rouge, 19, has made two appearances so far in 2022 and has made a total of four Super League appearances.
The half-back joined Catalans in 2020 from French Elite Championship side Limoux. He mainly featured for the club’s reserves side in 2021 before making the step up to the first-team.
He made his debut against St Helens last season. Rouge was handed shirt number 25 ahead of the current campaign.
He won his first cap with France earlier this year against Wales in the mid-season international test ahead of this year’s World Cup.
Earlier this year, Rouge linked up with Championship side Whitehaven on loan alongside team-mate Corentin Le Cam. The pair were recalled less than three weeks later to help cover suspensions at the Dragons. They both made two appearances for Whitehaven, including the draw at Batley.
Cesar Rouge on extending deal with the Dragons
“I am very happy to extend my contract with the Dragons,” Rouge said.
“The trust shown by the club has made the relationship easy. I feel good in the squad and I am training hard day after day. I will do everything to reach the highest level and to win my spot on the pitch.”
Head coach Steve McNamara added: “Cesar Rouge is a great young man with a very good attitude and work ethic. He is progressing in all areas and we are predicting a very bright future for him.”