Super League’s tallest ever player returns to Catalans Dragons following spell in rugby union

Drew Darbyshire
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Corentin Le Cam singing the French national anthem at the 2021 World Cup

Super League’s tallest ever player Corentin Le Cam has returned to rugby league with Catalans Dragons following a spell in rugby union.

The 24-year-old came through the academy at the Dragons before making his first team debut for the Super League club in 2021.

Le Cam is Super League’s tallest ever player, with the Frenchman standing at 6ft 8in, weighing around 120kg.

The 24-year-old left the Dragons at the end of last season and switched codes to rugby union Ceret Sportif after representing France at the Rugby League World Cup.

But after a short time in the 15-aside code, Le Cam has returned to the Dragons, where he will initially link up with the club’s reserve team St Esteve in the French Elite 1 Championship.

Perpignan-born Le Cam made 11 first team appearances for Steve McNamara’s side and has won three caps for France, representing his country at last year’s World Cup in England.

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Catalans Dragons tie down veteran hooker to new deal as Corentin Le Cam returns

England international hooker Michael McIlorum has signed a new one-year contract with Super League leaders Catalans Dragons.

The 35-year-old has put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him in the south of France until the end of the 2024 campaign.

McIlorum has made 11 appearances for the Dragons since arriving in Perpignan from Wigan in 2018, helping Steve McNamara’s side win the Challenge Cup in his first season with the club.

The veteran hooker will combine his playing duties alongside coaching next season with the reserves and juniors as part of his career change plan before the end of his playing career.

On his new deal, McIlorum said: “Thank you to the players, the staff, Bernard (Guasch) and the fans for your continued support.

“In the end, it was an easy decision to stay for another season. I hope we can keep the momentum going this season and finish on a high.”

McIlorum came through the ranks at Wigan, winning two Super League Grand Finals and two Challenge Cups with the Warriors.

The Leeds-born dummy half has played in four World Cups – two for England and two for Ireland.

Catalans coach Steve McNamara added: “Micky McIlorum is in a great place physically and mentally and is playing as well as at any stage in his career.

“He is simply getting better with age and we had no hesitation in agreeing to a new one-year deal.”

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