Greg Mounis announces retirement

Catalans Dragons loose forward Gregory Mounis has confirmed that he will retire at the end of the 2016 season.

The 31-year-old made 253 Super League appearances for the club, a Dragons record, and scored 27 tries, and 146 points in total.

Catalans coach Laurent Frayssinous paid tribute to the former French international, who played in the Dragons’ first Super League game, against Wigan in 2006.

“It’s an honor to have played with Greg and then to have coached him,” he said.

“He has always embodied the values of the club. He is a tough player, who always wanting to put the club first, especially when we had injury crisis with many players sidelined.

“We are turning a page but he will remain a model for all, especially for future generations of players.”

Catalans chairman Bernard Guasch hailed the career of a player who he feels typifies the spirit of the Dragons.

“Greg will remain among the iconic players of the Catalans Dragons,” he said.

“He was there at the beginning and remained loyal to the club throughout his career. He is an exemplary player on and off the field who has always given his best for the club.

“His body is exhausted by 11 Super League season and his decision to hang up his boots is courageous.

“The entire club wish him all the best in the future and we thank him for his invaluable contribution to the Catalans Dragons.”

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