Vincent Duport to leave Catalans

Catalans and France centre Vincent Duport is retire from professional rugby league at the end of the season.

Duport, 30, is the club’s all-time leading try scorer with 87 in 179 appearances, spending 12 seasons with the Dragons with a year in Toulouse back in 2010.

He said: “Twelve awesome years, spent wearing the blood and gold jersey, playing for the Catalan Dragons. I leave with my head full of memories, proud to have been part of the rugby league family.

“This adventure has has given me so much and has built me as a man. The images scroll and you are present on each of them, you, the fans. Present in the good as in the bad times.

“It has been an honor to have played for you, for this club and its Chairman.

“A new life is coming! I leave at the end of 2018, a year no one will forget, the year of our victory at Wembley!”

Duport represented France at the 2013 World Cup and won 16 caps for his country, scoring three tries.

Catalans coach Steve McNamara said: “Vincent has been a great servant and consummate professional for the club.

“His try scoring record speaks for itself. He will always remain a close friend of the club and we all look forward to seeing Vincent wear the jersey with pride over the last few games of this season.”

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