Catalans re-sign young star Matthieu Laguerre

Josh McAllister
Matthieu Laguerre

Catalans have announced the re-signing of young star Matthieu Laguerre to a new two-year deal with the club.

The deal will extend the French international’s contract until the end of the 2024 campaign.

Laguerre, 23, started playing rugby league in Marseille and joined the club’s academy in 2017.

He then progressed to the club reserve team and made his Super League debut last year. The centre has made 18 appearances for the Dragons, scoring 12 tries.

Matthieu Laguerre on new deal

He said: “I am very happy to sign a new contract with the Dragons. Personally, I feel really good in this team and in this club and, to be honest, staying here was a natural choice.

“I have the trust of the coach and the club, I hope I can repay that by continuing to give my best every time I wear the Dragons’ jersey. I am lucky to be in a top-tier club and I know that I have to continue to work hard to improve.”

Catalans boss on re-signing

Catalans head coach Steve McNamara added: “We are delighted that Matthieu has agreed a new deal with the Dragons.

He has worked extremely hard on all aspects of his game and this has shown in his performances for us. He will be an integral part of our team in the years to come. We look forward to seeing him progress further.”

It follows the news that forwards Sam Kasiano and Gil Dudson will leave the club at the end of the season to join Warrington on two-year deals.

However, reigning Man of Steel Sam Tomkins agreed a new one-year deal to stay with Catalans.

Tomkins, 33, is in his fourth season with the Dragons and last season helped them to the League Leaders’ Shield and their first Super League Grand Final.

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