Gadwin Springer “happy” to be back in Super League

Gadwin Springer

France international Gadwin Springer says he is delighted to be back in Super League after signing for newly-promoted Toulouse.

The 28-year-old was born in French Guiana and moved with his family to Toulouse at a young age. He played for Toulouse during his junior days before joining Catalans Dragons, where he made his Super League debut in 2014.

Springer made the move over to England with Castleford a year later. He spent four seasons with the Tigers, making 58 appearances. He helped Castleford win the League Leaders’ Shield in 2017.

The France international signed for Toronto Wolfpack in 2019. However, when they withdrew from Super League in 2020, Springer went on to play for Halifax and Featherstone in the Championship.

Springer had recently signed for Villeneuve but the French Elite 1 Championship club agreed to release him so he could take up Toulouse’s offer.

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Gadwin Springer delighted for Super League return

He said: “I am excited to take part in the Super League adventure with Toulouse.

“I am happy to be back in this competition, I am joining a group who has had a great season and I can’t wait to start training.”

Toulouse president Bernard Sarrazain said: “Gadwin has all the qualities and the necessary experience to help us achieve the objectives set.

“I am convinced that, under the guidance of (coach) Sylvain (Houles) and his staff, he can go even further.”

Springer becomes Toulouse’s third signing ahead of their maiden season in Super League. The French club have already announced the signatures of James Cunningham (Huddersfield) and Lucas Albert (Carcassonne).

Toulouse have announced three departures following their promotion-winning campaign in the Championship. Australian winger Jy Hitchcox has returned to England with Leigh. Veteran prop Remi Casty has retired. France international Bastien Ader left the club after 10 seasons.

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1 Comment

  1. That is a good move for both player and club. He should provide some extra power in the forwards which they will need in Super League, and has shown he has done it before, and it seems he already has connections with Toulouse so it must be good to be back with them in Super League. Also good for the France national team, as they need as many players as possible competing at the highest levels if they are to develop a consistent team. Hopefully Toulouse will continue to sign and use a number of French players, and are able to maintain a position in Super League with them, because that is what the game desperately needs to have a good level of competition in the Northern Hemisphere.

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