Millard heads for Catalans

Catalans have finalised a deal to sign centre Daryl Millard from troubled Super League club Wakefield.

Millard, 25, becomes the third player to leave the Wildcats this week, following the departure of Sam Obst and Dale Ferguson to Hull and Huddersfield respectively.

The Fijian international moved to Super League at the start of last season and scored 11 tries in 22 appearances.

Head Coach Trent Robinson said: “I always wanted to sign a centre following the departure of Dane Carlaw. I sought an experienced player and especially one able to adapt to our system of play. He has very good steps and an excellent ability to offload the ball to his winger. He is also very strong with high balls, equally good in attack and defence. I am very happy to have him among us.”

Millard has been handed the number 18 shirt, vacated by Carlaw who left for Australia in the close season, but will not play in Saturday’s match against Wakefield at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium.

Chairman Bernard Guasch added: “He is the latest important signing of Trent Robinson. It took more than three weeks of negotiations to get him to come to Perpignan. His honours include many matches in the NRL and international selections for Fiji. He is a young, fast and elegant player, who can play at centre and also on the wing. He is the kind of player we needed and I hope we have made a good acquisition.”

Wakefield’s administrators continue to sell off the club’s assets to help pay off their debts, with new prospective new owner Spirit of 1873 Ltd still trying to finalise the final points of a deal to take over the club.

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