Catalans Dragons may have to pay star player off as they wait on hopeful Super League offers for ex-NRL prop

Josh Drinkwater’s stay at Catalans Dragons officially came to an end yesterday.

Despite the fact he had one year left on his deal at Catalans, he moved to Warrington Wolves on a two-year deal from the start of the 2023 season.

This came after the Dragons told the halfback he was free to move to another club ahead of the new Super League season as the club looks to refresh their squad after dropping below the standards they set in 2021 last year.

They also told Dylan Napa the same but there has been limited traction on a potential move for the prop.

Napa joined the Dragons after successful spells with the Sydney Roosters and Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL last year.

He is a former NRL Champion and was seen as a major signing however a number of suspensions stifled his Catalans career.

Now he could be set to move away.

Wakefield Trinity had an interest in the prop according to L’Independent but this seems to be slowing down rather than speeding up.

The club are waiting on further offers from Super League clubs otherwise they may have to pay off the prop’s contract according to the French publication.

He is set to return to training this week but will be immediately made available to the Dragons’ reserve side.

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