Catalans sign Walsh


Catalans Dragons have signed St Helens halfback Luke Walsh on a one-year contrat for the 2017 season.

Walsh was born in Newcastle and begin his career in NRL with the Knights in 2007. He also played more than 100 games with Penrith Panthers between 2009 and 2013.

Walsh joined Saints in 2014 and made 48 appearences, scoring 12 tries and 152 goals.

“I am very excited to be linking up with Catalans,” Walsh said.

“The guys are pulling together a very good side and I’m expecting big things at the Dragons in 2017.”

Christophe Jouffret, CEO of Catalans, said: “Leaders are always crucial parts in a team.

“And around Richie Myler, Thomas Bosc ans Lucas Albert, it was necessary to enlist an experienced player who will quickly melt into the group.

“We wanted to emphasize Luke’s experience in NRL and more recently with St Helens in the Super League. He demonstrated leadership abilities and will be a major asset to our team in 2017.”