Tom Johnstone to make Catalans switch in 2023

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Catalans Dragons have signed Tom Johnstone from the 2023 season on a two-year deal. 

The winger makes the move from Wakefield, with his contract set to expire at the end of the current campaign. Johnstone has scored 87 tries in 116 appearances for Trinity. He made his debut in 2015.

He was included in the 2018 Super League Dream Team and also made his debut for England against France that same year at the Leigh Sports Village.

Tom Johnstone on decision to move

Explaining his decision to move on at the end of the season, Johnstone said: “I sat down and talked with Wakefield and was available to other clubs so I also spoke to Catalans too and came to the decision to go for a fresh challenge.

“I’ve loved my time here throughout all the ups and the downs. Wakefield is really special to me. They were the club that gave me a chance and brought me through when other clubs perhaps said I wouldn’t quite make it. I will always be thankful to Michael, who looked after me from day one, and of course to Willie for everything he’s done since being at the club.

“The club has a special place in my heart and I will always look back with fond memories.”

On joining Catalans, he continued: “Firstly I would to thank Steve McNamara for the opportunity to come here. Once I’d spoken to him and heard what the club are aspiring to achieve, I knew it was perfect fit for me.

“My main goal is to win a Grand Final. It would be incredible to do that and create history here.

“I am really excited and grateful for the opportunity to play for such a great club.

“It’s easy to see the passion the fans have and I can’t wait to play for them next year.”

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