Catalans sign Warrington youngster Jullien

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Catalans Dragons have signed Warrington Wolves forward Benjamin Jullien on a two-year deal.

The Dragons have reached an agreement fee with the Wolves to sign the France international.

The back-rower, who can also play at centre, was under contract with Warrington for 2018 but requested a release to be closer to his family.

Jullien left France to join the Manly Sea Eagles before he signed for North Wales Crusaders in the 2015 campaign.

He impressed while plying his trade in Wales and earned a move to Super League outfit Warrington ahead of the 2016 season, where he went on to make 33 Super League appearances, scoring three tries.

And Jullien admitted that he is pleased to be moving back to his native France.

He said: “I’m happy that Warrington and the Dragons have reached an agreement to allow me to join the club.

“I’m grateful for everything Warrington have done for me but I wanted to come back to France to be close to my family.

“I now look forward to joining my new club and working with Steve McNamara.”

And Dragons head coach Steve McNamara admitted that is a keen admirer of Jullien.

He said: “Benjamin is exactly the type of player and person that the future of our club will be built on.

“His honest, hardworking and professional approach is what the Catalans club was founded upon.

“Every decision we make both in recruitment and retention will be based upon these values.

“Benjamin had an outstanding breakthrough season in 2017 with Warrington and his decision to join us is great for our organisation.”

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