Tony Gigot future confirmed as he finds new club

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France international half-back Tony Gigot has joined Albi for the rest of the French Elite 1 Championship season.

The 32-year-old full-back or half-back left Toulouse at the end of last season following their relegation from Super League.

Gigot then represented France in the end of season World Cup, helping them beat Greece in the group stages.

Gigot will join his international team-mates Maxime Puech and Hakim Miloudi at Albi.

He is set to make his Albi debut against Carcassonne on Sunday, the team his international team-mate Morgan Escare plays for.

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Gigot began his professional career at Catalans Dragons in 2010, making 25 appearances before joining Toulouse in 2011.

The Frenchman then enjoyed a season in the French Elite Championship with hometown club Avignon.

Gigot spent the 2013 campaign Down Under with Cronulla Sharks, although he never made an appearance in the NRL.

He made his first switch to England in 2014, playing two games for London Broncos.

Gigot then spent the 2014-15 French Elite Championship season with Avignon before returning to Catalans Dragons.

Gigot scored 49 tries in 117 appearances for the Dragons between 2015-19. He helped the club win their first-ever Challenge Cup in 2018, where he became the first Frenchman to win the Lance Todd Trophy for a man of the match performance.

Gigot joined Canadian club Toronto Wolfpack for their inaugural season in Super League in 2020. He then joined Wakefield midway through the season after the Wolfpack pulled out of Super League.

The utility back went back to Avignon for a third spell in 2021 before returning to Super League with newcomers Toulouse.

But following Toulouse’s relegation from the top flight, Gigot departed and has now joined Albi until the end of the French Elite Championship season.

Gigot has won 19 caps for France on the international stage, playing in two World Cups.

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