Catalans sign pair

Catalans Dragons have signed prop Paul Séguier and hooker Alrix Da Costa on full-time contracts.

Séguier and Da Costa, both 19 years old, are products of the club’s academy.

Prop Séguier made threeSuper League appearances last season.

He said: “I’m really proud to sign my first contract with the Catalans Dragons.

“I feel I’m really lucky to train alongside great players such as Rémi Casty or Sam Moa who help me to improve every day.

“I wake up every morning to live my dream and it’s enough to make me happy.”

Da Costa made seven Super League appearances in 2016, also making his France debut in October during the England Test match.

The young hooker, who was the U19 captain, said: “I’m really proud to commit with the Dragons and I would like to thank the club for giving me this opportunity.

“I feel really good in the team since the start of the preseason and I hope to play as many games as possible in 2017.”

Catalans Dragons Head coach Laurent Frayssinous said: “I’m really satisfied to have this two young players with us for at least the two next seasons.

“They are the result of the great job done by the club in the Youth Development. Paul and Alrix are both players who work really hard, with a great attitude and motivation and they deserve their contract.

“They have both a bright future ahead of them but they need to keep working hard.”

Catalans Dragons CEO Christophe Jouffret said: “We are delighted that Paul and Alrix have signed their first professional contract.

“It was important to keep them at the club and they have signed the first but I hope not the last contract with the Dragons.”

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