Catalans Dragons confirm Tony Gigot departure

Catalans Dragons have confirmed the departure of France global Tony Gigot.
The 28-year-old full-back or stand-off is out of contract and, after club chairman Bernard Guasch dropped his patience, after initially denying that the offer to become a marquee player for 2020, the bargain was taken off the table.
The Perpignan club say Gigot will keep his career at another club and that’s regarded as in the NRL, where he had a spell early in his profession.
Gigot, who had a brief stint with London Broncos five decades back, scored 44 attempts and 298 points in 130 Super League appearances in two spells for the Dragons and won the Lance Todd Trophy as man of the game within their Challenge Cup win over Warrington in Wembley at 2018.
Catalans trainer Steve McNamara said:“Tony will go down into history as the first ever French player to win the Lance Todd Trophy because of his performance at the Challenge Cup final.
„His performance at that game has motivated countless young French players to pursue their dream and follow his footsteps.“
Gigot is one of four players departing the club that is French .
Former Australia global Greg Bird announced his decision has agreed a move.
Edwards, Broughton and gigot will miss Friday game but the Bird will make the final appearance of his 18-season career.
„Greg retires from the sport having made Perpignan his next home away from Australia,“ McNamara said.
„He left a promise from 2009 to go back to the club and also remained true to this promise. He’s made a contribution to soccer champions on both sides of the world during his illustrious career.
„I would sincerely like to thank all four players for their participation into the Catalans Dragons. It has been a terrific pleasure to use all of them and I want them all the very finest in their future careers.“
Bird remains in discussions about joining the training staff with the team.

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