Catalans Dragons prop Lambert Belmas signs for Super League rivals

With the Super League merry-go-round of transfers currently happening, another one has gone through under the radar in the top flight.

Catalans Dragons star Lambert Belmas has joined Toulouse Olympique on a two-year deal.

It was in his hometown that Lambert discovered rugby league thanks to the Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture de Carcassonne. At the age of 17, he joined the under-19s of the Catalans Dragons in 2014 and after two years in this side, he joined his reserve team St Estève/XIII Catalan in the French Elite 1 championship.

During this same season, he made his first steps in the Super League, playing in three games: one against Huddersfield and two against the Wigan Warriors.

In 2021, Lambert rejoined the Dragons leaving Lézignan, unfortunately injuring his Achilles tendon, which ended his season prematurely.

Belmas arrives at Toulouse Olympique with 50 matches played in the French Elite 1 championship, but also 18 appearances for the Catalans Dragons in all competitions.

Belmas can’t wait to get started: “I am very happy to sign for the next two seasons with the TO.

“I went through a complicated period but it is now behind me, I worked a lot to be here today.

“I’m really looking forward to playing with the team and finishing this season in the best possible way personally and collectively by staying in the Super League. ”

Bernard Sarrazain, president of TO XIII, said: “Signing Lambert is above all a desire to continue to strengthen the squad as we have been doing for several weeks, but it is also a source of pride to see that French players can perform at a high level.

“The arrival of Lambert is the perfect example and we can’t wait to see him evolve on the lawn of Wallon.”

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