Frayssinous hits back at critics

Catalans coach Laurent Frayssinous has responded to critics who have branded his side virtually an Australian team.

The Dragons have four former Kangaroos players in their side in Todd Carney, Willie Mason, Glenn Stewart and David Taylor.

The likes of Garry Schofield have questioned the French club, who also have foreign recruits in the form of NRL grand final winner Pat Ritchards, Justin Horo, Kiwi international Krisnan Inu, Papua New Guinean international Paul Aiton and Louis Anderson.

Catalans are now top of Super League after defeating St Helens.

Frayssinous replied to the recent criticism after the match.

“After the first few rounds there was a lot of people starting to criticize us,” he told Sky.

“So now I know people start talking about a Kangaroos team or whatever. But we are the Catalans Dragons team.

“French, English, New Zealander, Australian, we gel together and we want to turn out for each other every week, which is the most important thing.”

Catalans have now won six in a row and did not concede a try in the second half against Saints. They did not allow Hull KR to score a point last weekend.

“I’m pleased with the 80 minutes and we defended as a team,” Frayssinous said.

“We know we’ve got a good team.”

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