The new Dragons stand-off may have a troubled past, but there is no doubting his considerable rugby league talent.
“Catalans are a brilliant side who have probably recruited better than anybody else in the competition,” Cunningham told reporters.
“Todd Carney can win a competition on his own, has won Grand Finals and been in play-offs.
“Carney is great for the Super League competition, regardless of what people say about him and what he gets up to off the field.
“I know he is a super athlete and has that desire and will to win that will only help Catalans.
“Anyone criticising him would have him in their side in a heartbeat.”