Catalans Dragons have confirmed that Dylan Napa has been released from his contract, for the forthcoming 2023 season, by mutual consent.
They have subsequently released this statement:
“Everyone at the club would like to thank him for his contribution and wish him all the best for the future.”
He joined the club last year from the Canterbury Bulldogs and is a Grand Final winner with the Sydney Roosters in the past.
He was seen as a major signing for the French club after the won the League Leaders’ Shield in 2021 and played in an inaugural Grand Final.
He along with Tyrone May was set to be the final piece of Catalans’ Super League title puzzle.
His debut didn’t go to plan with a red card shown his way and that was a microcosm for the season he would have struggling with injuries and suspensions.
He was told, like Warrington Wolves bound halfback Josh Drinkwater, that he could leave the club but has yet to find a suitor and now they have parted company with a release from his deal.
What next for Napa remains unclear but he will be hoping that this brief sting in Super League doesn’t come to define him.